This decision and alot of others are being made every day by our troops and the civilian contractors that support them. Driving out of the wire it is called.
You have a truck of JP8 fuel and you look in the mirror at the trailer and see fuel pouring out around a unexploded RPG. What to do?
An IED just blew up the truck about 8 vehicles ahead of you and you have 20 vehicles behind you. Your buddy is staggering around as you get to the blast site. What do you do?
A round just missed your blast blanket and took off three of your fingers while you are doing 80 mph then a round hits your lower leg. What do you do?
Just a few real life encounters to think about.