OK, time for another case study. Here's how this works- I post a situation, anyone who wants to can make responses in this thread, the thread evolves over time based on your responses, and at the end I put it all together into a little story for your entertainment. Example: http://www.shadowspear.com/vb/showthread.php?t=5689 Please note the disclaimer that this is pure fiction and except where specifically indicated otherwise, NONE OF THE STUFF IN THESE CASE STUDIES REALLY HAPPENED. Here we go: You and two of your buddies are having drinks at the bar of an upscale restaurant in downtown New York City. Having just returned from a deployment to Iraq, you're noisy but not disruptive. When you go to settle your tab, the bartender tells you that one of the other patrons who overheard part of your conversations left $100 with the bartender to cover your tab, along with the note "Thank you for your service." Since your tab only came to $30, you do what any Joe would- you sit down to drink $70 more. After all, you want your anonymous benefactor to get his money's worth, don't you? As you are finally getting ready to leave, one of the few remaining patrons approaches you. You think he's another well-wisher, but it soon becomes apparent he is anything but. He asks if you are soldiers; you say yes. He asks if you have been in Iraq; you reply in the affirmative. His English isn't perfect, but it's clear he's a fan of Osama bin Laden and is not a fan of yours. He curses the three of you loudly in Arabic, spits on the floor, and identifies himself as a member of al Qaeda. He says something about his great leader, al Zarqawi (who at the time of this case study is still alive), and before any of you can respond he walks outside, where you can see him standing at the curb, waiting for a taxi. Your two mates want to follow this self-identified al Qaeda individual outside; one of them wants to "kill that al Qaeda son of a bitch." One points out that Iraq your commander told you that you were allowed to engage and destroy individuals you positively identified as members of al Qaeda, regardless of the situation. Your other friend adds that as Soldiers, you have the obligation to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States, foreign and domestic," so you have the obligation to at least apprehend this guy. so 1) can you do anything to the self-identified al Qaeda guy out front on the curb? 2) what do you do?