Tuesday, March 14, 2017

White House May Declare More Parts Of The World As 'Temporary Battlefields'

Women walk past graffiti in Yemen, parts of which have been designated ‘temporary’ battlefields. Under Obama, the president played a big role in authorizing attacks on suspected terrorists. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The Guardian: Pentagon wants to declare more parts of world as temporary battlefields

White House is asked to designate ‘temporary areas of active hostility’, giving commanders same latitude to launch actions as in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria

Donald Trump’s administration is considering a military proposal that would designate various undeclared battlefields worldwide to be “temporary areas of active hostility”, the Guardian has learned.

If approved, the Pentagon-proposed measure would give military commanders the same latitude to launch strikes, raids and campaigns against enemy forces for up to six months that they possess in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.

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WNU Editor: I guess this is one way to change the rules of engagement in certain regions of the world that are not "exactly" a war/battlefield zone .... but where terror groups that are being targeted by the Pentagon may be residing.


James said...

Meanwhile, it seems the Saudi's have been telling stories about their oil production and have been selling excess to China, why I am shocked.

War News Updates Editor said...

James. That is my 16:00 EST post. :)

James said...

It's just so hard to believe that people would tell stories, just shocking.

C-Low said...


If you cannot handle the weeds in your own yard don't complain when we do it right before they seed.

James said...

You lost me C-Low, I was just being a smart ass, but I don't get where you're going.