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May 23, 2019 at 8:15 am #67803
Nice job, again!
This was used, to some effect, in the previous Combat Leader’s ClassMay 22, 2019 at 8:02 am #67793
sighs in NFAMay 22, 2019 at 8:01 am #67792
in that Saturn
Haha! My wife loves her SUBARU, and I quote her: “it’s not freaking saturn” LOL!!!
Way to go Winston! I was doing an out and back on the farmer’s carries, and after the first round I took a quick 15-30sec break at the turn around point. Also, I actually SPED UP on the carries as the workout went on, again, to save grip.May 22, 2019 at 7:56 am #67791
Yeah, the sand table works well, especially doing a few cuts to display the movement.
For any lurkers, while a great overview, this is no substitute for formal instruction and drill.May 20, 2019 at 8:00 am #67762
50 min AMRAP:
30x Double Unders
10x Tire Flips
10x Wallball Shots 20#
80m Farmers Carry 75#May 20, 2019 at 7:57 am #67761May 20, 2019 at 7:52 am #67760
One of the biggest crisis with current law is the tolerance of no-knock raids.May 17, 2019 at 10:41 am #67736
Generally they are isolated ‘networks’ that provide control and supervision of the operations of the widget
In my experience, it’s a super complicated cornucopia of software/applications within medium/large companies, some “connecting” to each other, or relying on an internet connection, sometimes not.
I’ve experienced a business-wide, crippling cyber attack. It was rough. It made some things difficult (very few things impossible), nothing unsafe.
In a separate organization, if there were a catastrophic failure, the potential public fatality numbers were estimated at 10,000 people from a risk assessment, if I remember correctly. There was obviously significant redundancies built into the systems, primarily electro-mechanical. A cyber attack would not have affected any of the casualty producing processes (short of maybe a few employees). The systems were “fail safe”, should water/electric/steam/etc be cut off. Physical threats/terrorism were a bigger threat, at least in my opinion.
Are there potentially gaping holes in some random company out there that could cause widespread catastrophe, probably, but my point is that it’s not widespread. I would classify the risk as “a serious nuisance”, like a major hurricane or similar, not “republic ending”.May 15, 2019 at 7:07 pm #67724
60 minutes, as many rounds as possible, w/ 20# vest:
400m sandbag carry 100#
5x deadlift 225#
10x ring dips
*Hardest workout of the year so farMay 14, 2019 at 3:18 pm #67713
Is this with the pack still on your back? On the front?
I’ve always found it to be awkward AF with the pack on my back, suboptimal body mechanics.May 13, 2019 at 11:05 am #67687
Nice!May 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm #67666May 12, 2019 at 7:53 am #67646
The Prodigal Son has come back to the fold.
Whoa, welcome back!May 11, 2019 at 9:51 pm #67629
This is by far one of the least costly routes for them, and probably would be the best outcome for them. Any sort of actual invasion would be too costly for them (at least in my opinion). I’m not sure on their force projection capability to even make it happen, on a broad scale.
There’s obviously nuisance, from a hybrid warfare perspective. Also, if they take some pages out of Russia’s playbook, “little
greenred men” could do some serious damage, especially if done concurrently with widespread cyber attacks. Nevermind the (admittedly wild speculation) of the possibility of a China-Russia Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact ala 1939May 9, 2019 at 3:56 pm #67601
My top boots:
-Lowa Zephyr (goretex)
-GoRuck boots (nongoretex)May 7, 2019 at 7:59 pm #67563
I had numerous hits touching
I actually noticed that as well but forgot to mention it to you! I was impressed by the accuracy.May 7, 2019 at 3:12 pm #67557
45 min. AMRAP:
Ruck 800m w/ 45#
15 min AMRAP:
5x Deadlift 225#
15x Wallball 20#
170m Strongman Sandbag Carry 75#
Airdyne Bike for 100 caloriesMay 7, 2019 at 6:04 am #67554
You just gave me flashbacks of lying in a hide site watching an intersection for days on end. In the rain and it’s 40 degrees out.
Two other p-words come to mind, Professionalism, required to not get hypothermia, and PerseveranceMay 6, 2019 at 2:25 pm #67538
What tends to go unnoticed is the long tedious hours and days that preceded the SAS getting the go signal.
This is pretty much exactly what the film 6 Days is all about. Available on NetflixMay 6, 2019 at 11:21 am #67536May 1, 2019 at 9:23 pm #67430
This presence has grown since this article.
That level of involvement I had not heard about!
I do agree that the Chinese are the ahead of everyone with censorship and monitoring.May 1, 2019 at 8:22 pm #67423
I suspect China
Just a guess, but I’m thinking Russia, as they’ve been hands on, including boots on the ground.
I have been thinking quite a bit how Russia has had consistent covert forces (in relatively large numbers) in many hot spots in the past few years. Is it an acceptable part of 4th gen warfare, with the law of war to be rewritten? There are plenty of instances in history of new tactics brought to the battlefield that while initially deemed “unfair”, eventually becoming standard doctrine.May 1, 2019 at 5:10 pm #67419
A great example of 4th gen warfare, in practice:
Since early Tuesday, when opposition leader Juan Guaidó announced the final phase of an operation to topple Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the government has been shutting down Venezuelans’ access to social media platforms and news organizations.
Twitter (TWTR), YouTube, Periscope, Instagram, Facebook (FB) and WhatsApp were all intermittently blocked by the state-run internet service CANTV, which is used by the vast majority of Venezuelans.April 30, 2019 at 8:47 am #67395
A few other points of consideration with equipment/combat load:
1) How is your fitness relative to your team?
From an irregular force perspective, you are very likely mixing ages/fitness levels/etc. In an ideal case, there are enough people (and the breathing room) that everyone doesn’t need to fight, maybe even some fitness standards in place. Obviously, at some point, people are just a liability in a tactical sense. But to my point, load can be adjusted for individuals for the betterment of the team. The high speed young buck might be able to get away with more weight. Vice versa, the less in shape guy might never have the fitness, relative to the team, to wear plates. Remember, “it’s not about you”.
2) How is your fitness relative to the enemy?
The slower force puts itself at a disadvantage, and if it’s significantly slower, the enemy can take advantage of it pretty easily. Also, as people start to “red line,” their marksmanship, decision making and situation awareness all decrease.April 26, 2019 at 8:28 am #67350
Thanks. FYSA. I have most of these in my phone’s notes and use them on travel as well as home gym. Well, this and Jockos body weight stuff.
I’m glad to hear!April 25, 2019 at 2:03 pm #67341
I have never seen a Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during my service or lifetime that wasn’t more of a politician rather than a true leader.
None taken, when it comes down to it, that’s pretty much exactly how I was viewing him, as a politician. To caveat this statement, with admitting I have pretty much no knowledge about him or his career, he comes across as a better politician than the senators/congressman/CoC.April 25, 2019 at 8:28 am #67333
Anything that comes out of the JCS is bullshit
I’ll have to try to find it. What I meant by impressed, wasn’t so much from an Army perspective, more so like, “this guy is presidential, I’d vote for him”…if that makes sense. I’ll try to see if C-Span has it archived somewhere.April 24, 2019 at 10:03 am #67317
I heard a great interview with Joint Chief of Staff, Gen. Dunford about a month ago. The first person I’ve heard speak in a long time who has genuinely impressed me. There seems to be a huge push in adapting our forces to
nearpeer threats. Looking at a number of sources, this has been a big effort going on 3+ years now. While conventionally we have a lot of going for us, we are behind in the areas that I think will matter the most (cyber, EW, etc…national civil stability)
Sadly, it seems like until leader’s start getting judged by the amount of time their troops are spent training MOS specific common tasks vs all the other garbage, not much will change.April 24, 2019 at 9:46 am #67315
Can you imagine the difference of today if each was called to defend their words, and actions??
Given where we’re at right now as a country, may I present exhibit A) The Caning of Charles Sumner Link
That’s exactly what would happen today in Congress if they thought they could get away with it. Many Americans would be cheering them on as well. Some people think that because we live in a civilization, that we are civilized. We are not civilized, but merely convinced to be. It always gets me when people brush off savagery going on in other countries as “that would never happen here!”April 23, 2019 at 11:58 am #67299
Barbell Shoulder Press: 7×3
15 min AMRAP:
Airdyne 20 calories
10x Lateral Medicine Ball Throws (left)
10x Lateral Medicine Ball Throws (right)
5x Single Arm KB swings (left)
5x Single Arm KB swings (right)
The conditioning portion of this workout is interesting for two reasons. One, the use of the Airdyne for low impact aerobic movement (great for managing wear and tear). Two, the use of asymetric, compound, dynamic movements with the throws and swings- great for building truly athletic core strength/stability.