South Korean military sharpens reflexes on divided peninsula

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americanguy wrote:

“Don’t shoot back unless you get permission”???
Die waiting for permission to shoot back?
Good grief.
Looks like Americans have been so long in South Korea that the South Koareans have started acting like Americans.
If a cop is shot at, he can shoot back. But if American troops are shot at, they have to ask permission.
I guess America does not value the lives of its servicemen.
Glad South Korea sees the stupidity in America’s “nice guy dop’t shoot back” failed GW Bush era policy.

Feb 07, 2013 6:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Yashmak wrote:

“. . .America’s “nice guy dop’t shoot back” failed GW Bush era policy.”

Has nothing to do with GW Bush. America’s politicians have been placing ridiculous rules of engagement on its armed forces since at least as far back as the conflict in Vietnam, and they are still doing so today under the current administration.

Feb 07, 2013 7:08pm EST  --  Report as abuse
IchikaDanny wrote:

You people need to realize that it’s not about a single person. Of course most people would shoot back if engaged no matter what. However, it’s different from a police officer or a soldier in the middle of a war zone. Shooting back would result in war, you can’t just say “oh we’ll start a war with anyone that shoots at us.” It could all be one huge misunderstanding yet still lead to a war because someone shot back without the order to shoot back. You think you’re thinking logically but you’re not. Lives of many>Life of one, you have to realize this. North and South Korea have been in a cease fire since the Korean war, one mistake now could cause the entire area to erupt. It’s something that should be avoided at all costs. Earlier shooting back without an order would have been too risky and almost definitely would have resulted in war. Now it’s almost inevitable and they therefore must be prepared.

Feb 08, 2013 5:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
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