Nov 8, 2012 Comments Off on Marines’ Rifle Scopes Now Clogged With Karzai-Approved ROE Pat Dollard
Excerpted from The Duffel Blog: Marines have been using the Rifle Combat Optic from Trijicon for years — giving them a much clearer view on the battlefield.
But despite the improvements, they’ve still run into problems with Rules of Engagement violations and civilian casualties.
“That all ends today,” said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Brogan in a press conference in Kabul.
Brogan briefed the media on a Marine Corps research project — working alongside Trijicon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai — to improve the current weapon sight.
The result: a laser engraving alongside the reticle with currently accepted rules of engagement, escalation of force procedures, and pre-fire checklists.
“We’re hoping that having the ROEs presented over the Marine’s field of view will allow us to ensure that every pull of the trigger is a righteous one,” said Lt. Col Brogan.
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