Troops Issued New Karzai-Approved Rifle Combat Sights, Engraved ROE
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - Marines have been using the Rifle Combat Optic from Trijicon for years -- giving them a much clearer view on the battlefield.
But despite the improvements, they've still run into problems with Rules of Engagement violations and civilian casualties.
"That all ends today," said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Brogan in a press conference in Kabul.
Brogan briefed the media on a Marine Corps research project -- working alongside Trijicon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai -- to improve the current weapon sight.
The result: a laser engraving alongside the reticle with currently accepted rules of engagement, escalation of force procedures, and pre-fire checklists.
“We’re hoping that having the ROEs presented over the Marine’s field of view will allow us to ensure that every pull of the trigger is a righteous one," said Lt. Col Brogan.
The Rules of Engagement to be engraved were agreed upon by top officials at the Pentagon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The RCO, with its tritium i…
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