The Malayan Emergency, and what it can teach us about today’s American Emergency

H/T WRSA

The Malayan Emergency, and what it can Teach us about today’s American Emergency

 

A large part of current U.S. COIN doctrine (Counter-Insurgency) that was re-vamped and rolled out around 2006 to ground pounders in Iraq and A-Stan is based upon the lessons learned by the British during the Malayan Emergency. Think Tankers like David Kilcullen wrote extensively on it in books like The Accidental Guerilla and Out of the Mountains. It would do the Armed Citizen justice to study up on these TTP going forward for obvious reasons!

Additonal Worth While Reading:

  • The Savage Wars of Peace by Max Boot

  • Invisible Armies by Max Boot

(Please Note these books were written by the author before he became a spineless liberal).

 

Berger: Slicing Salami

H/T WRSA

 

Berger: Slicing Salami

 

As I have said before: Communist never change their stripes, they just change the language to fit the times.

“By portraying his opponents as fascists (or at the very least fascist sympathizers), he was able to get the opposition to slice off its right wing, then its centrists, then the more courageous left wingers, until only those fellow travelers willing to collaborate with the Communists remained in power.”

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

Lessons from a Guerrilla: Marine Raider Frank Sturgis, the Fight for Freedom and Mastering Logistics

 

Awesome write up by NC Scout on former USMC Raider and CIA agent Frank Sturgis.

Being both a military history buff and a student of guerilla warfare the book Warrior: Frank Sturgis—The CIA’s #1 Assassin-Spy, Who Nearly Killed Castro But Was Ambushed by Watergate  is a treasure trove.

Highly recommended.

 

War Movies Worth a Damn: The East

‘The East’ Shows Why Indonesia’s War of Independence Is a Bridge Between WWII and Vietnam

 

Before you watch the movie it would do you good to familarize yourself with the History of this little known War, often called “The Dutch Vietnam”:

As an amateur military historian and writer, I really enjoyed the authentic “feel” of this movie.

Was it over the top in parts? Sure, but all great war movies are in one way or another.

Early Cold War Conflicts like this that show the basic tenets of Asymmetrical Warfare are really important for the armed citizen to study.

 

On this Day in History: Che Guevera Executed

On This Day — Che Guevara Is Executed (October 9 1967)

 

A red letter date in the fight against the spread of the cancer of Communism in the Northern Hemisphere.

Note: If you ever want to read a really entertaining novel about this incident, check out Killing Che by Chuck Pfarrer.