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    Itasan is offline Member
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    Default operate a shoot-to-kill policy

    "allegations that the army was operating a shoot-to-kill policy"
    1. Was the army practicing how to shoot-to-kill?
    2. What does 'operate a policy' mean?
    Thank you.

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: operate a shoot-to-kill policy

    I always find this a very odd concept. An army's business is to fight. Fighting usually will involve killing someone.

    Apart from that,

    1: context does not tell us but an army will train its soldiers to shoot well enough to kill the enemy.

    2: "operate a policy" - It is decided that "shoot to kill" is the way in which a situation will be contained, so all personnel are instructed that they must shoot to kill.

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    Default Re: operate a shoot-to-kill policy

    Thank you very much, Anglika.

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