Rules of Engagement and Abusive Citizens

Rules of Engagement and Abusive Citizens
A U.S. Army soldier battles insurgents in Barge Matal, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, in July 2009. Photo: Sgt Matthew C. Moeller, US Army
April 01, 2014

The time has come to draw lessons from the war in Afghanistan. One major concern is how the U.S. military ought to deal with civilians who are sporadic combatants, and civilians who act, part of the time, as support forces for combatants (by serving as intelligence agents, manufacturing ammunitions and bombs, supplying provisions and transportation, and so on). Read more.