A “Proactive” Question for Congressman Cicilline
I turn to this forum to communicate with you because your Congressional website bars you from receiving e-mail from anyone outside of your district.
You voted “No” on the following amendment.
An amendment numbered 38 printed in House Report 112-88 to require that the rules of engagement allow any military service personnel assigned to duty in a designated hostile fire area to have rules of engagement that fully protects their right to proactively defend themselves from hostile actions.
Please explain, without platitudes and with specificity, why you did so. Only two reasons come to mind – either you don’t wish our men and women to be able to defend themselves or you don’t trust them to do so. But perhaps there is a third reason not readily apparent. If so, please advise it.
Your response can be directed to my e-mail address off on the left or, if you prefer, feel free to e-mail any of the other contributors.