Posts Tagged ‘ Counterinsurgency ’

The Super Ego, or Why Men are Afraid to Train

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

No, I’m not a psychologist; I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Nonetheless, I’ve been around long enough to know that men have an innate belief, even if subconsciously, that the mere possession of testicles makes them skilled drivers, lovers, and shooters. From a coldly analytical perspective we know that this […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 […]



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 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 […]