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World War II's Rules of Engagement: Band of Brothers "Replacements"


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Seriously, that monologue from The Expendables II was so ridiculous Michael C started laughing out loud in the theater. Wasn’t the only time in that movie where that happened though.


Of all the characters in BoB, Sgt Randleman most reminds me of my men. Particularly, an amalgamation of two of my sergeants.

And yes, I did laugh out loud at The Expendables.


I wasn’t able to go through all your back posts so forgive me if I missed it, but did you guys read Ed Darack’s Marine Corps Gazette article about Luttrell? According to the article, both Luttrell and the Navy lied about the incident.


Sorry about that gentlemen. I apologize for being lazy and not hitting enter often enough and seeing that you guys are all over Luttrell and the actual facts of the matter.


I read the “Dubya Dubya two, we didn’t tie our soldiers hands behind their backs” link above. It’s both fascinating and discouraging how people think. In particular, a section about U.S. troops in Afghanistan being awarded metals for “courageous restraint.” This meaning for holding fire to save civilian lives or as the author of the page describes it: “crawl[ing] into the fetal position and walk[ing] away from a battle with an unfired weapon.”

There’s a sharp contrast between what is and what is perceived. A difference between showing restraint to guard innocent human life and cowering from an enemy. I realize the that the post is meant to outrage me, but the author missed his mark. I’m upset that he thinks guaranteeing the safety of civilians is akin to retreat or cowardice. That, in my opinion is a core misunderstanding of the very purpose of our military: that they don’t exist to go get the bad guys, but to protect the innocent.