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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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On Persistent Surveillance

“The technotronic era involves the gradual appearance of a more controlled society… Soon it will be possible to assert almost continuous surveillance over every citizen and maintain up-to-date complete files containing even the most personal information about the citizen. These files will be subject to instantaneous retrieval by the authorities.” – […]

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The Skinny on SkyGrabber

The Skinny on SkyGrabber

Last week, news outlets published a document recovered in Mali describing how AQ affiliates ‘dodge’ UAVs.  This list of actions included scant information about a Russian-made device called SkyGrabber.  This guest article was written to shed more light on the topic. To understand the SkyGrabber software, one has to understand […]

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Camouflage Your AR-15

Camouflage Your AR-15

Let’s face it: your AR-15 (or other black rifle) has a very pronounced silhouette. You may have noticed that a big, black rifle sticks out like a pair of dog balls, especially when its owner is decked out in ACUs.  Silhouette, as a military concept, is any shape that’s discernible […]

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Wargaming and Simulation

When I was a young Army intel analyst, I participated in my first wargame simulation.  A brigade-sized element was charged with establishing a command post in a foreign country to conduct stability and support operations (SO/SO) for a future potential contingency operation.  I was tasked as a member of the […]

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Revolution Probability Timeline

Last week I made a short jaunt over to a retreat location of one of my dad’s friends.  He showed my dad and me around his shop where he works as a polymer engineer and then showed me his beautiful home on the river.  (Not actually pictured for OPSEC reasons.)  […]

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2.13.13 Update

Hey Folks – Just a quick update.  No new content on the site this week.  I didn’t watch the State of the Union.  They killed Dorner by burning down the cabin just like they killed the residents in Waco. Finally, if you haven’t seen this video of a KGB interview […]

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On the Current Marxist Revolution

This white paper will examine a Marxist Revolution under the assumption that the president wants to incite Marxist Revolution in America. When Vladmir Lenin came to power, he introduced a set of socialist policies that literally crashed the Soviet economy by 1921.  After pure socialism visibly failed, Lenin introduced what […]

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Some Simple COMSEC Measures

For the uninitiated, COMSEC is military jargon for Communications Security.  COMSEC is widely practiced in the military and is becoming more and more important for civilians who have privacy and information they’d like to protect. I recently made contact with a militia organization in my new state.  I was altogether […]

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