While serving in the middle East such as Iraq/Afghanistan, how can soldiers not have an itchy trigger finger when civilians approach. If I were there, I would be ready to shoot any middle eastern citizen that came within 30 feet of me. I'm positive the fear of suicide bombers has to be on soldiers' minds 24 hours a day. All I see in news headlines are the number of people dying at the hands of suicide bombers. I wanted to know is there any kind of general order that allows soldiers to fire upon an individual if they do not hault after instructed or seem suspicious of possibly being able to carry out a suicide attack? I just wanted to hear some views from military personel who have served or currently serving in any of these situations. Thanks.