Originally Posted by justgoto
Google "fire superiority".
...exists only in doctrine and at the squad/small team level.
...too slow to be effective, has to be approved by national command authority
...violates all present rules of engagement
...has to be vetted by 5 levels of command, collateral damage risk assessments, lawyers, host country leadership
...is no longer applicable, but looks good on CNN and 60 minutes.
This ain't your daddy's (or my) army any longer. Killing your enemy expeditiously and efficiently is just not PC.
Just the way it is.