HOW DOES A SOLDIER OBEY THE ORDER “WHEN THE LOOTING STARTS THE SHOOTING STARTS ?” …A lot of lessons.
1. The level of threat posed by protesters has been carefully assessed through Intel,observation….what do the protesters have in their hands?…here bottles of water.
2. Deploy appropriately those engaging the protesters have their rifles slung on their shoulders,muzzles pointing down. Note there is an outer circle of soldiers weapons ready and a bit detached from protesters covering their colleagues….just in case the level of threat rises.
3. Internal security operations against disorderly citizens includes teaching on deescalation techniques. The troop leader here is using deescalation techniques. If it works that is fine. If it doesn’t the soldiers will raise the ante to a higher level of response appropriate to the threat posed.
There are several levels of response with use of live rounds being a LAST RESORT when the soldiers believe theirs a IMMINENT THREAT to their lives at which time the soldiers right to SELF DEFENSE kicks in.
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