Apparently, this is the tactic of U.S. surge in Afghanistan.
1) Engage in fire fight ---
2) Highlight the general direction of fire
3) Call in airstrikes to annihalate the whole area
ONE QUESTION - How will this minimize civilian casualties as the rhetoric continues ot proclaim? The reality is that on the ground the opposite is true - they are going to engage in a clear, protracted onslaught that takes less consideration for civilain casualties and then utilize the popularity and doubt about Obama alongside his rhetoric to resort to massive and widespread violence. That is the tactic of this surge and that they hope will work, the philosophy being that ethnic cleansing works. May Allah protect the mujahideen and mutliple their numbers through numerous means.