Strategies

STUDENT OF THE GUN: VOL.1 CONCEALED CARRY BASICS with Paul Markel

Oct 13th, 2011 | By

Teaching is a hard job. Effectively teaching someone how and when to shoot is one of the hardest. That’s just in a person-person scenario. With the advent of video technology, the question of whether the information is not only getting across, but being also absorbed, becomes a really big question. When I received a review […]



Compulsory Military Service—The Tiger in the Room [Radio Interview]

May 25th, 2011 | By

Bring up the idea of compulsory service in the United States and you bring up a maelstrom. Some are vehement that we never have required military service, except during actual wartime. Others say we should have not only a draft, but we should be using that standing military to lay down the law in every […]



THE ULTIMATE SNIPER by MAJ John L. Plaster USAR (ret.) [Book Review & Interview]

Aug 11th, 2010 | By

          Anyone who has been in the sniping community since the 1980s easily recognizes a number of names like Capt. Jack C. Cuddy USMC, Gunny Carlos Hathcock USMC (ret.), Major Edward J. Land Jr. USMC (ret.), and Major John L. Plaster USAR (ret), those who’ve made profound improvements on the US training of snipers, and building […]



The Question of Leadership

Jul 22nd, 2010 | By

  One of the most striking differences between counterinsurgency (CoIn) and conventional warfare is the need for solid leadership in the military and civilian organizations. Unlike in conventional warfare, where the fighting is left to the military, CoIn requires civilian leadership actively leading the war.  The reason for this is that unlike conventional wars fought […]



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 […]