The Taliban Won Against The Same People Coming To Smash You And Your Family – Here are Some Lessons From Them

H/T WRSA

 

10 Lessons I Learned From The Taliban

 

The bastards didn’t count on all of us taking all this hard earned knowledge and turning the tables like we did at The Battle of Athens in 1946.

That day has come again.

Prepare Accordingly.

 

Operation Dingo: Rhodesian raids on New Farm and Tembue

Know Your Guerilla Warfare/Small Unit Tactics History.

Badlands Fieldcraft

Operation Dingo is an excellent example of a small but determined force using ingenuity, aggression and surprise to overwhelm a far larger enemy force.

In November of 1976 the Rhodesian security forces were fighting an uphill battle trying to keep their country safe from Marxist terrorists infiltrating their country. The Rhodesians were vastly outnumbered but determined, with their backs against the wall as they protected their country and families from international Marxism.

The Rhodesians had learned the location of two large enemy training camps (New Town, also called Chimoio, and Tembue) across the border in Mozambique. These camps had to be eliminated to relieve pressure on the security forces trying to protect the country. With world political leaders working against them in any way they could, including the UK and United States (it’s shameful how the US government publicly turned their backs, and privately encouraged, what was happening there), and…

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The Militant Drone Playbook

The Militant Drone Playbook

 

“Therefore, we believe that militants will continue to view drones as a useful adjunct to their existing military repertoires, using them to assist in targeting forces on the battlefield, to harass command and logistic hubs, and to disrupt the supply and movement of adversaries’ soldiers and materiel.”

Drones have a vital role to play in 21st Century Asymmetrical Warfare.

If you haven’t already, read Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer

Study Up.

 

Guerilla Warfare History: 32 Battalion Operations in the South African Border War

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32 Battalion Operations in the South African Border War

For the Military Historian and Civilian Operator alike, the study of the African Bush Wars are excellent primers on Guerilla Warfare.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

IED Awareness: The Blast Zone

(Note: This is a companion piece to the article I re-posted titled IED Awareness for First Responders and Civilians.)

IED

In this companion piece to my previous article, IED Awareness for First Responders, I cover the basics of what every first responder should know about the area around a bomb which is affected by the blast. This area is known as the blast zone.

Many are only mistakenly concerned about shrapnel, those small, solid bits and pieces of a bomb, which radiate out from the epicenter of a blast, that can kill and maim. However, there is far more to be concerned with. Many injuries and deaths associated with bombings are a result of other forces within the blast zone. Certainly, shrapnel is of great concern, as it can travel great distances at very high velocity. But one must also consider other forces within the blast zone, namely heat and over-pressure.

One characteristic behind explosives is that they instantly release great amounts of energy. Physics tells us any time that happens; a vast amount ofheat is generated and radiates outward from the blast. This is why detonation is always accompanied by a flash of light, the telltale sign of rapid energy release. The heat from this energy release can reach over one thousand degrees, and can cause severe injury and death to anybody within the blast zone. A secondary effect from such blasts is the ignition of flammable material in the area. So, first responders are not only immediately concerned with the injured, they must often contend with controlling resultant fires.

An example of heat released in the form of light. The shock wave is visible as a semi-transparent outline around the resultant light.

 

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