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ISAF Commander Issues Updated Tactical Directive - ISAF news release dated 4 August 2010.
International Security Assistance Force Commander, General David Petraeus has issued his updated Tactical Directive to all units within Afghanistan.
The updated directive provides guidance and intent for the "disciplined use of force" in support of ISAF and USFOR-A operations. The new directive emphasizes that the central feature of the struggle in Afghanistan is the Afghan people. The directive firmly places the presence of civilians at the center of every decision involving the use of force.
The updated directive is classified; unclassified portions of the document are included in the linked news release.