Know Your History: Coal Miner’s Revolt, The Battle of Blair Mountain

Coal Miners Revolt: The Battle of Blair Mountain

 

One of the greatest examples in the 20th century of how a well armed and willing populace can hold their own against a well organized larger armed force.

Take Notes and Prepare Accordingly.

History is circling around yet again.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War (Fictional Intelligence)

ASCENSIÓN: A TALE OF THE MEXICAN DRUG WAR

Small Wars Journal is pleased to present an excerpt from Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War  by Small Wars Journal-El Centro Fellow Michael L. Burgoyne.

This fictional account—or FICINT (Fictional Intelligence)—describes the security situation in Mexico in an accessible manner.

Here the situation in Mexico is described through the lens of fiction and intelligence to depict future conflict scenarios grounded in reality.[1]  Is it ‘criminal insurgency,’ ‘civil strife,’ ‘crime wars,’ ‘non-international armed conflict (NIAC),’ or something else. Burgoyne seeks to inform the policy and operational debate surrounding insecurity and criminal armed groups (CAGs) in Mexico in this text.

Comments from the author:

In 2020, Mexico suffered over 35,000 homicides, marking another year of exceptionally high rates of violence that are comparable to a war zone. Mexican transnational criminal organizations drive the violence in Mexico and play a key role in the over 70,000 annual drug overdose deaths in the United States. Yet, Americans lack an understanding of the complex security situation just south of the border.

I am thankful to Small Wars Journal-El Centro for the opportunity to present an excerpt from, Ascensión: A Tale of the Mexican Drug War.  I wrote the story as modern day western designed to bring the reader into a violent and complicated world where there are no easy answers. While the story is fiction, the events depicted are drawn from reality, which is documented in the accompanying notes section. These notes also include references to outstanding scholars that provide excellent analysis of the ongoing conflict in Mexico.

Finally, this excerpt is augmented with a brief interview with Alexei Chevez, a Mexican scholar and security practitioner with a deep knowledge of the nature of the internal stability struggles in Mexico.

My hope is that this work of fiction provides an engaging way to understand the very real and daunting security challenges the Mexican people face.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Economic Warfare via Illegal Immigration

Ille­gal Immi­gra­tion Costs Texas Tax­pay­ers Over $850 Mil­lion Each Year

 

Illegal Immigration destroys a Nation in several ways, one of which is Economic.

Tax increases and Open Borders is Economic Warfare 101.

Prepare Accordingly.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

Cars Have Your Location. This Spy Firm Wants to Sell It to the U.S. Military

Cars Have Your Location. This Spy Firm Wants to Sell It to the U.S. Military

 

Another facet of 4GW that is currently being waged on the U.S. Citizen by our Government and elements of our Military.

Learn how to turn the tables and then turn the tide!

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

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