A look through the enemyâs eyes, Part II

A look through the enemy’s eyes, Part II

As mentioned last week, we are looking at a left-wing, anarchist/anarco-syndicalist site called “Barracadasblog.” This week we continue analyzing and discussing some of their advice for Black Bloc rioters.1 I will continue to put theirs in italics and block the … More »

A look through the enemyâs eyes, Part I

A look through the enemy’s eyes, Part I

I was recently apprised of a web site/blog, Barracadasblog1, that seems sincerely hard left, sincerely enough that I am confident that it is hard left, rather than an agent provocateur site. It also has a few interesting things to tell … More »

The Sergeant Major

The Sergeant Major

I’ve been meaning to write this one up for a long time. What finally prompted me to do it was a comment from a retired British Army sergeant major friend of mine: Have a sinking feeling; have just read my … More »

Riot Control, Part 1

Riot Control, Part 1

Since the enemy has decided to use rioters in an attempt to delegitimize and destabilize the current administration, it seems to me more than ordinarily worthwhile to discuss riot control. My own background? Well, besides the law degree, which is … More »

Free at last! Free at last!

Free at last! Free at last!

Free at last! Free at last! Praise God, almighty; I’m free at last! “Free? Free of what?” the undiscerning reader might well ask? “Free of Obama? Well, yes, but it’s not like he was personally oppressing you, after all.” Correct; … More »

What are Military Officers For?

What are Military Officers For?

What Officers Are For1 A friend of mine recently pointed out an interesting, for certain values of interesting, article he found in a left-wing magazine, said article purporting to make over our doubleplusungood, evilwickedbadnaughty, and, not least horrifying, aristocratic and … More »

Hamilton Over the Creek

Hamilton Over the Creek

One of the things that disturbs me about the Army today – Marines, too, for that matter – is that, in the process of fighting war, they’ve largely forgotten how to prepare to fight a serious war. (No, fighting a … More »

Leadership: Theater versus Reality

Leadership: Theater versus Reality

Last week I promised to give some illustrations of the difference between genuine caring leadership and theater. Here are a couple of examples of the former. 1. I’ve discussed Captain Hamilton and his hate-hate relationship with Lieutenant Colonel Young, before, … More »