Foreign members of a U. S. -led coalition are not treated as true "members of the team," says John E Sattler, a retired Marine three-star general who commanded U.S. forces in Iraq and served as former director of strategic plans and policy for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. An internal Defense Department report that recently was leaked to the Wikileaks website disclosed that Dutch F- 16 pilots in Afghanistan were under U.S. orders to bomb certain targets but later were denied access to the "battle damage assessments" of what they had hit because the Dutch did not have the required security clearance.
U.S. Wants More Help From Allies? Not Really Sandra I Erwin National Defense; Apr 2009; 93, 665; Docstoc pg. 6 Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission.
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