Official texts

06 Jul. 2009

ISAF revises tactical directive

Today, on 6 July 2009, the Commander of ISAF, General Stanley McChrystal, has publicly released a revised tactical directive aimed at minimising the risk to the civilian population as a result of the use of force.

The directive provides guidance and intent for the employment of force in support of ISAF operations and serves to communicate the commander’s intent to the lowest echelons, whose tactical actions can have strategic consequences.

Protecting Afghan civilians is ISAF’s top priority. The tactical directive continues the long-standing ISAF focus on protecting civilians and operating in a manner that is respectful of Afghan culture.

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