Saturday, June 2, 2012

More Notes on Developing Training Programs

Wars, battles, and fights are not won on the battlefield. They are won on the training field and in the classroom. It is great that we all have the ability (remarkably) to go out and spend ridiculous amounts of money on fighting rifles and MOLLE-compatible load-bearing equipment, and night-observation devices (NODs), and ballistic armor and plate carriers. Unfortunately, even those who talk about training, too often do not have any real concept of what skills they need to learn and master, nor how to develop an effective training program to learn and teach them.

It is incumbent upon each of us to not only learn to execute critical individual and collective combat skills tasks, but also to learn to TEACH these skills to others when it becomes necessary to expand our defenses beyond our close-knit groups of friends and neighbors, to create local civilian irregular defense groups (CIDG) to protect our communities. This article will discuss some conceptual theory behind developing training programs, as well as describe the most basic individual critical skills tasks that must be mastered by any irregular paramilitary resistance fighter, regardless of his/her operational area environment.

Like many military units, but even more so, resistance elements do not have the time or resources to achieve and sustain proficiency, let alone mastery, of every possible training task. Leaders and resistance cell trainers must identify those tasks that are their units critical wartime tasks. These then become the element's mission-essential task list (METL). It is then necessary to determine and train the individual skills tasks that will allow the element to accomplish their METL.

Fundamental Concepts of Training Curriculae


Vox Popoli

After Qaddafi is shot dead, Mubarak is sentenced to life in prison:
For nearly 30 years he was the pharaoh-like ruler whose word was law; the plunderer of billions of pounds of government money and controller of Egypt’s brutal police state. On Saturday night Hosni Mubarak began a new life as a convicted murderer. A broken and humiliated man of 84, he was flown by helicopter to Torah prison - where many of his enemies had once been jailed - just two hours after hearing a Cairo judge pronounce a life sentence on him for complicity in the murder of 850 protesters.
Well, if Western leaders are looking to make sure that Assad and the remaining Arab dictators fight to the very last drop of their people's blood, they're certainly going about it the right way. If you want to get rid of a rat, always leave him a safe out.

Just letting you know your neighbors’ political contributions


Ann Althouse (via Instapundit) has a post about a mailer she received from a pro-Recall group in Wisconsin telling her which of her neighbors voted and which did not in the past several years. Althouse’s reaction:

This is an effort to shame and pressure people about voting, and it is truly despicable. Your vote is private, you have a right not to vote, and anyone who tries to shame and an harass you about it is violating your privacy, and the assumption that I will become active in shaming and pressuring my neighbors is repugnant.

Not voting is a valid choice. If you don’t have a preference in the election, don’t vote. If you think no one deserves your vote, don’t vote.

This may be the most disgusting thing I have ever received in the mail.

A few days ago a reader sent me a mailer he received telling him the political contributions of his neighbors. He wrote:

Professor Jacobson:

More @ Legal Insurrection

Reminder: NWFLA PatCon: June 9-10, Pine Log State Forest

Fellow Floridians and Patriots,

I’m sure you all know that the hour is late and a great challenge lies before us.

Now is the time to network and build alliances.

I have secured a location for a meet and greet at Pine Log State Forest:

More @ Western Rifle Shooters Association

Lincoln K Reloaded

The North Carolina Crime Report by Suspected Illegal Aliens -Updated June 1st, 2012

Space Cadet II of the Day:

Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said Friday she wanted to allow for unemployment benefits to be used for people to start their own businesses in an interview with Fox Business:

Space Cadet of the Day: Pelosi: 'I know the Constitution'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the Supreme Court will uphold the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, predicting a 6-3 decision because, as she remarked, “I know the Constitution.”

Asked why she was so confident about her prediction: "Do you have a crystal ball or what is your confidence, you wrote the bill but why do you have this confidence?"

Pelosi said: “Because I know the Constitution. This bill is ironclad. It is ironclad.”