Middle East

Want to KNOW A SECRET? Get The New FREE GCT Magazine Newsletter and LEARN THEM ALL!

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By

Do you like secrets? …Everyone loves a secret! I love secrets. I love secrets so much that I entered into a field for four years where all we dealt with were secrets and shadows. And it was there where I learned about secrets. You know what I learned? …In a moment, I’ll tell you exactly […]



Wild Bill Hickok for the Modern Age

Dec 20th, 2012 | By

Of all the gunslingers of the American West, none has such cross-cultural, historical recognition as a Wild Bill Hickok. Almost always depicted in photos with his favorite pair of cap and ball Colt 1851 .36 caliber Navy Model revolvers, the question was whether he drew them simultaneously, or used the second pistol sequentially, as he ran […]



M18A1 Claymore–Force Multiplier in a Bag

Dec 20th, 2012 | By

  When the chips are down, I mean really down, there’s something reassuring to have squad armed with a stack of LAWs and collection of M18A1 Claymores. In a pinch, you can shake the confidence of a major force of aggressors. A couple LAWs into the center and they scatter. They regroup and you lead them […]



THE OTHER BAD GUY: A More Sinister Threat

May 12th, 2012 | By

When we were little kids we were taught to identify the villain in our favorite cartoon or TV shows.  All the bad guys wore black masks, were unshaven, and often wore black knit caps.    Consider the bad guys that Ralphie shoots with his BB gun in “A Christmas Story.”  As we matured and were educated […]



GCT MAG ADJUSTS TO THE WINDS OF CHANGE: Are You Prepared?

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Nuclear Holocaust. Past Peak Oil. Economic Collapse. Influenza Outbreak…ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! The list could go on. Unless you’ve been living in Mother Goose’s boot, you’ve noticed things are not as they have been.  Things are much, much different… A friend from college, who had been living outside of the country since he graduated, visited last week. […]



THE POP CULTURE PACIFIST: Making the World a More Dangerous Place

Feb 9th, 2012 | By

During a recent outing to an indoor shooting range I encountered a fellow shooter and the subject turned to concealed carry and using a handgun for personal defense. My practice sessions tend to be far from the normal stand and shoot affair and after observing me for a while the gentleman asked where I learned […]



ISRAELI SPECIAL FORCES TRAINING: COUNTER-TERROR CARBINE—The Israeli Method [DVD Review/GCT Radio Interview]

Feb 4th, 2012 | By

Members of the IDF and MOSSAD have always had my respect, because frankly, they just don’t mess around. My first introduction to the members of the Israel’s military and clandestine services was in Central America, when the Reagan Administration was looking for creative ways to arm and train anti-Communist forces, without having to deal with […]



Rosetta Stone — Language Series [Review & Interview]

Dec 24th, 2010 | By

One of the first things you learn when you work in dangerous areas of the world is how to say, “Don’t shoot!” Even then, you also realize that just being able to yell, “Don’t shoot!” really isn’t as effective as many people would hope. What’s more important is to actually attain a proficient level of […]



Saigon, Afghanistan?

Jul 16th, 2010 | By

   There is an ever-increasing possibility that the United States and its allies could possibly lose the fight in Afghanistan. I’m often asked, what could that mean for the world at large?   Looking back at the years from 1954 until 1991, we have some very solid evidence of what could happen. In part it has […]



Counterterrorism vs. Counterinsurgency

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

Even after having fought terrorism and insurgencies for more than 150 years, the military and the Capitol still have problems defining the difference between counter-terrorism (CoTer) and counter-insurgency (CoIn). And, in understanding the differences constructing and conducting appropriate responses. According to the US Army/US Marine Counterinsurgency Field Manual: Insurgency is an organized movement aimed at […]