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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'Ito'y masasabi nating magandang challenge sa ating kapulisan na patunayan sa ating mga mamamayan na ang ginagawa ng ating kapulisan ay ayon dun sa rule of engagement at saka in accordance with the law,' Ano told reporters in a chance interview after a national anti-corruption summit in Pasay City on Thursday.
The source said that the Border Guards applied the rule of engagement taken in such cases, killing both of the infiltrators.
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.