This can only end badly.
The purpose of the military is to kill people and break things. The US military is quite good at it. Sometimes, the wrong target gets hit and innocents are killed. Nobody says war is pretty. To incentivize troops to use "restraint" will subject them to much greater dangers than they might otherwise face.
Second-guessing "boots on the ground" is absurd on it's face. War is, almost by definition, complete chaos.
"Let me be clear. We absolutely support the right of our forces to defend themselves. Valuing restraint in a potentially dangerous situation is not the same thing as denying troops the right to employ lethal force when they determine that it is necessary."
Really? Tell that to the US Navy Seals who were recently acquitted. It never should have gotten that far. With a bunch of PC sissies running the show like this bonehead Sholtis, expect more of the same.
What have we come to?