A Day at Silencerco

Dec 17th, 2010 | By

      Mention suppressors and often a barrage of misinformation will come your way: they’re illegal, they’re “silencers” and go “pfft!” Even in the military and law enforcement you can get those types of responses thanks to the inundation of firearms-related inaccuracies in Hollywood films.     We can thank Hiram Percy Maxim, son of the inventor of […]

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 […]