CMT combat role

#1
Hi there.

This may seem an odd question, and I will try not to sound like a complete fool, but I am under the impression that CMT's are not supposed to fight, and only carry a weapon for self defence.

As such, in the field is a CMT's main role to stabilise any casualties until they can be evacuated to a field hospital?

How does this work in situations like Afghanistan? I cant quite see the Taliban respecting the Geneva Convention.
 
#2
Same can be said about Iraq, Sierra Leone and anyone else who hasnt signed up to the Geneva Conventions.

But thats by the by, if troops are ambushed/attacked then to fight back is in self defence. Medics wont lead attacks on enemy positions and will only fight in self defence, so yes, it is a bone question.
 
#4
yes, I have a sore eye!
 

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