How Can We Judge the Probability of Successful Revolutions?


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

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A How-To Guide to Counterinsurgency — By A Former Insurgent


You can’t “shock and awe” someone who is not afraid to die, but on the contrary desires to do so on the battlefield. Never underestimate the resilience of your opponent…

Unconventional wars

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Essential Elements of Community Security


A report produced last month for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) examines the rampant criminality across Latin America and determines some best practices for implementing community

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Community Security: How Will You Provide Stability?


In any community, there are stabilizing factors and destabilizing factors — it doesn’t matter if the it’s the Global Community or the Shady Acres subdivision.  And these destabilizing

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“Mowing the Grass”: Five Things We Can Learn from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has been locked in a state of war with Israel since 1964.  On the one hand, we have essentially quasi-state entities like the PLO, Hamas, and Hezbollah

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COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security


One threat that many preppers are likely to face post-SHTF is that of the criminal insurgent, or groups of criminals, gangs, mobs, and looters.  This criminal threat will manifest for a few reasons

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