(See T. Rancich, pp. 66-69, November 2000 Proceedings)
Colonel W. Hays Parks, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve (Retired)—Conspicuously absent from Lieutenant Commander Rancich's excellent article was any mention of in-port rules of engagement (ROEs). That is because they do not exist to any credible degree.
For the past decade, the Navy has scuttled every effort to set forth criteria for helping individual soldiers, sailors, airmen, or Marines know when they may resort to deadly force to protect themselves, their comrades, or their units. "The Navy fights as units, not as individuals," the response went.