Saturday, April 26, 2008

By Request, A Couple of Images From Winter Soldier You Won't Find Anywhere Else

This is the original Rules Of Engagement card that I was issued for my deployment to Iraq. I think these were issued to us at one of the briefings we had to sit through in Kuwait. If you read it closely, you'll see that warfare has really evolved. Now we're killing people indiscriminately by the rules! [If you can't read the card, click the image to enlarge it.] The back of the card:

This was one of the "green monster" notebooks that I carried in Iraq. It's a very unique symbol of authority in the military, and Marines go to great lengths to personalize them. This one is a play on "winning the hearts and minds," as a graphic representation of, "two in the heart and one in the mind."


ILO said...

I got a different card when I showed up, I think it was published by CFLCC. It actually had less Arabic on it. My ROE were more restrictive in that I had to shout kiff three times and was supposed to escalate through "levels of force." They were shout, shove, show, shoot. I think there was a fifth one, but it was a long time ago.

Then they threw it all out by saying I could shoot if I perceived hostile intent. So much for restrictions, huh?

I'll have to dig that one out and put it up.