JUst imagine being in close combat and giving orders: "Fix bayonets but leave the scabbard on in case you cut yourself. Use blanks in case of blue on blue. Leave the pins in grenades in case they go off too close, Dont jump out by parachute in case the main and reserve fail, etc, etc" Thank God I've retired from all that.
thrown out a Government appeal by deciding that the Human Rights Act can apply to British troops, even on the battlefield.
This Judgement is centred on the fact that "right to life" meant it had a legal duty to supply proper equipment. It has nothing to do with making war “Safe.” If a Government is sending troops to war, then it should supply the best kit available and make sure the availability is afforded to every soldier that requires it.
Yes ideally there would be no wars. Sadly there are those who have not got the message so one has to defend oneself and country, sometimes with even lethal force. People like Hitler or Bin Laden will never give up without a fight.