A: No, Sweden is not doing very well.
B: Tells you something when this is why he'll now talk about it:
Springare said he was due to retire soon and therefore no longer feared the disciplinary proceedings which might be brought against a younger officer for disobeying their superiors and raising the issue.
About damned time for this to start changing:
Under the December directive and an additional directive issued a few weeks ago, Browning said advisers like him embedded at the brigade level are now able to directly deliver support such as airstrikes and artillery fire to the units they're partnered with. Previously, such support "would have gone through a whole bureaucracy and through Baghdad," he said.
The spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition, Air Force Col. John Dorrian, confirmed to The Associated Press the rules of engagement in the fight against ISIS in Iraq were adjusted by the December directive, explaining that some coalition troops were given the "ability to call in airstrikes without going through a strike cell."God knows how many troops have been injured, crippled, and killed by the ROE the politicians(in uniforms and fancy suits) insisted on.
And now, if you'll excuse me, I have an appointment with a shower, and then a book.