rules of engagement


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rule of engagement

n. pl. rules of engagement
A military directive that delineates the limitations and circumstances under which forces will initiate and prosecute combat engagement with other forces encountered.

rules of engagement

Directives issued by competent military authority that delineate the circumstances and limitations under which United States forces will initiate and/or continue combat engagement with other forces encountered. Also called ROE. See also law of war.
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Those were the current rules of engagement laid down to avoid expanding the conflict, but this stricture was very unpopular with our fighter pilots.
Asked what assurance passengers would have against mistakes, Rumsfeld said, "The rules of engagement are addressed on a continuing basis with a great deal of care and sensitivity.
The opposition camp has said drawing up rules of engagement means Japan is preparing for war.
The paper also states that with insurgent attacks increasing across Afghanistan, frustration about rules of engagement is growing among troops, and among some members of Congress.
BEIRUT: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will ask the Security Council in the next few days to extend the mandate of peacekeepers in South Lebanon for one year without amendment to the mission's rules of engagement, according to Lebanon's Al-Mustaqbal newspaper.
Response: It is hardly possible to exaggerate the deleterious impact that the politically imposed Rules of Engagement (ROE) exerted, both on the actual military performance and on the morale of our forces.
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210, Poe urged the Senate committee on public order and dangerous drugs chaired by Senator Panfilo Lacson to conduct the probe aimed at formulating measures that would ensure the Philippine National Police's (PNP) compliance with its own rules of engagement, deter the use of excessive force during public assemblies and ensure accountability.
By WASHINTON - For internal security in Pakistan the policy of drone attacks and rules of engagement with the country should be reassessed, August 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): For internal security in Pakistan the policy of drone attacks and rules of engagement with the country should be reassessed, pointed out a report of a US-based forum.
A senior Non-Commissioned Officer, on his third tour of Afghanistan, said that the rules of engagement had 'gone too far one way' in favour of the insurgents.
Summary: Pointing to Lebanon's ungoing security concerns, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said that a reworking of the rules of engagement for the Italian troops working with the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) is needed, Italian media reported on Friday.