Nope to...accountability? To rephrase it more specifically...accountability WRT acceptable levels of CD during IMPACT. From the perspective of both the Coalition and GoI...I'm thinking of specific info briefed to LRP crews at the ISRD. Trying to paraphrase that info effectively...appears I'm not succeeding.
We didn’t always need RCH approval to employ weapons in Libya. We were given a sandbox to play into and we followed ROEs and guidelines. I employed several weapons (as a young Captain back then) without telling anybody until I checked out with the Airborne C2. Pure and simple. It should have been even easier in Iraq given we were working with JTACs for pretty most of our missions.
That supports my point, actually (maybe I worded that point poorly...).
At the end of my 3rd time thru, we were DS to the ITCs (ISR Tactical Coordinators)...just seemed like another 'layer' to a wheel that wasn't well-rounded. :dunno: Went OFFSTA more than once during IMPACT with solid targets left untouched (e.g. - MBTs). The "one hand behind your back" stuff on OIR was...baffling and frustrating.