rule 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.
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The rule of engagement of police against suspects is shoot to disable and not shoot to kill,' stressed Ramos, who served as the chief of the Philippine Constabulary during the martial law years.
But the Mainichi said it learned from former MSDF officials that they put together a draft rule of engagement based on training regulations after their requests to Diet members and Defense Agency officials to formally prepare such a document fell through.
The final rule of engagement is a recognition that some "core values" are simply not negotiable.