CSG: GroundRod Primer Course Review

On 04-05 February, “K” from Combat Studies Group (K@CSG) held a GroundRod Primer course in Austin, Texas.  I had the opportunity to attend, and I encourage you to attend his courses, as

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REVIEW: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World
Stanley McChrystal, Collins, Silverman, Fussell
304 pages
Portfolio Publishers, 2015

I’m writing this review after reading <a

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Product Review: Uniden Home Patrol II Police Scanner

Last year, I ponied up the dough to purchase the Uniden Home Patrol II.  If you want to maintain situational awareness during an

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Ultimate ACE Startup Guide

In several classes now, I’ve been asked what I would have in my ultimate ACE.  What a loaded question.  I’m going to use this post to describe what I currently have in my ACE.  I’ll

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REVIEW: Code of the Street

Code of the Street
Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City
Elijah Anderson
(Norton & Company, 1999)

Understanding the human terrain is one of the foremost important

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C.A.T.I. Armor Review

(This review first appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Forward Observer Magazine.)

When I think of body armor, I think of bullet stoppers (hopefully). I still remember being a young soldier receiving

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Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life and Death of America’s First Spy

Nathan Hale grew up in Connecticut at a time when church attendance wasn’t just a moral or social obligation, but also a legal one.  His father instilled in him the virtues of being a devout

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