Over a decade ago the various commanders of US forces operating on foreign shores issued orders that forbade the wearing of military uniforms by military personnel engaged in military duties or assignments. They didn't merely discourage our combatant forces in foreign lands from wearing their military uniforms, they forbade the wearing of any uniform in a number of cases and allowed such undignified mods to the authorized uniforms that surely boiled the brains of Chief Petty Officers, Gunnies and First Sergeants expected to enforce the Force Protection orders and order the wholesale violation of the Uniform Regulations.
It's interesting to speculate that the reason the various overseas Admirals and Generals ordered these Force Protection measures was to attempt to have our Sailors, Soldiers, Marines and Air Forces more easily 'blend in' with the local populace and thus escape easy targeting by the enemy. I suspect that's the case. The Orders required a lot of silly things.
What do you suppose the JAGs had to say about our Armed Forces being ordered to doff uniforms while waging war in war-zones in which all our forces qualified for Imminent Danger or Hazardous Duty pay? Did anybody dare to point out that the Geneva Conventions spell out that all military personnel must wear distinctive uniforms or be considered Unlawful Combatants?
I'm sure they did.