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Default "Safety and security" is not the "top priority"

This thread is not about the particular mission at issue in the news article.

It is about the tension between the primacy of a mission and the importance of keeping our soldiers safe.

At this website: 'Nothing to stop ISIS': Attack underscores threat facing US force in Egypt | Fox News

Pentagon spokesman Jeff Davis said ...

“We wish all the wounded soldiers a speedy recovery,” Davis said Thursday night. “The safety and security of U.S. forces remains our top priority and we are committed to taking necessary steps for their protection.” (emphasis added)
Don't get me wrong, every hair on the head of every American soldier is precious beyond measure. But safety and security does not come before the Mission. If a Mission, any Mission, is not worth risking safety and security -- the Mission is not worth doing.
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