“We want to get away from soldiers standing in front of buildings,” Heydenberk said. “We want the Iraqis to do that for themselves.”
He said showing Iraqis they could have a security force that provides stability, but also respects human rights, is an important aspect of the program.
So, soldiers such as Staff Sgt. Chris West have been instructing the Iraqis in techniques to use when force is needed.
But first, they’ve explained techniques on how to avoid using force and how to handle daily interaction with their own people.
“We tell them about respecting other people,” West said, even when they have to take custody of someone who’s causing trouble.
Respecting other people...they can teach this in two days?
Read it here.
Wednesday, June 25, 2003
WORKING TO GET OUR GUYS OFF THE STREETS.