Panetta in Afghanistan afraid of his own troops
Despite efforts to downplay the action, that U.S. Marines have never before been asked to DISARM in a war zone or in the presence of the Defense Secretary, it is still going to raise questions.
Questions that aren’t being answered beyond assurances that it’s not a big deal or unusual.
Well, if it’s a FIRST then it’s unusual.
And I believe asking Marines to DISARM IN A WAR ZONE is kind of a big deal, and reveals a level of distrust towards our own troops.