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The Role of Biometrics in Future Domestic Conflicts

The Role of Biometrics in Future Domestic Conflicts

Biometrics is a deeply misunderstood application. I hope to dispel some myths and illustrate why biometrics is dangerous to guerrilla and resistance movements. ‘Biometrics’ is simply a measurement of identity.  Bio, meaning life – namely human – and metric, meaning a measurement: a measurement of human identity, if you will. […]

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Patriot Ancestry

Patriot Ancestry

I’ve been on the road for the past week doing a bit o’ genealogical research.  Virginia is a fascinating place full of history.  They say that history is written in iron and blood, and Virginia has seen enough of both. There’s nothing quite like seeing what remains of headstones – […]

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The Formation and Organization of Resistance Movements, Part Two

The Formation and Organization of Resistance Movements, Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series.  Part One can be found here. There are three necessary components to a successful insurgency. The subversive underground is always present and is the first component of the resistance to form and begin active operations. The strategic goals of the resistance movement […]

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Man Alone Tactical

Man Alone Tactical

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of attending the Tactical Carbine course led by Man Alone Tactical.  At the last minute I had emailed them to see if there was room available, and there was, so I fired up the truck the next morning for the eight hour drive. […]

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MOGW: Chapter Two

MOGW: Chapter Two

I went through an old copy of Mao Tse-Tung’s On Guerrilla Warfare (MOGW) and re-read all the highlighted portions.  Written in 1937 under the context of the Japanese Imperialist invasion, it’s a great introduction to guerrilla strategy though it can be a bit dry.  I’ll list Chapter Two with my […]

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The Formation and Organization of Resistance Movements, Part One

The Formation and Organization of Resistance Movements, Part One

This is Part One of a two-part series.  Part Two will be published next week. Resistance movements generally begin with the desire of individuals or small groups of individuals to remove intolerable conditions imposed by an unpopular regime. Opposition towards the regime and hatred of existing conditions that conflict with […]

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The Four Pillars of Individual and Small-Unit Combat Effectiveness, Part Two

The Four Pillars of Individual and Small-Unit Combat Effectiveness, Part Two

This is Part Two of a two-part series.  Part One can be found here. Battle Drills/Skills. The ultimate goal of combat training is to produce a combat-ready unit that responds instantly to known or suspected enemy activity and defeats the enemy. A battle drill is a collective team action that […]

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MOGW: Chapter One

MOGW: Chapter One

I went through an old copy of Mao Tse-Tung’s On Guerrilla Warfare (MOGW) and re-read all the highlighted portions.  Written in 1937 under the context of the Japanese Imperialist invasion, it’s a great introduction to guerrilla strategy though it can be a bit dry.  I’ll list Chapter One with my […]

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Qualitative Measurement of Resistance and Revolution Models

Qualitative Measurement of Resistance and Revolution Models

Brigadier General Samuel Griffith, USMC (Ret.) wrote in-depth about his study of partisan resistance and guerrilla movements.  One of the things that I find particularly interesting is how he qualified the execution of guerrilla movements, which I think can also be applied to the modern American revolution.  He describes ten […]

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The Four Pillars of Individual and Small-Unit Combat Effectiveness, Part One

The Four Pillars of Individual and Small-Unit Combat Effectiveness, Part One

Guerrilla combat operations are ideally nothing more than conventional small-unit operations conducted by irregular forces in an unconventional environment. To that end, there is a lot that can be learned as far as training the individual guerrilla fighter by looking at advancements made in training the conventional force soldier over […]

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