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Village Praxis: Robert Heinlein/ Thinker in Fourth Generation Warfare (4GW)

  Mike Vanderboegh penned this awhile back and it still bears repeating.  If you are not reading dusty old tomes and newer books alike to steep yourself in the soft and hard war that is beckoning, you are setting yourself up for failure.  I have been reading Heinlein since I was a wee lad and …

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Village Praxis: Taking Back the Infantry Half-Kilometer

Publisher’s Note: Okay, time for a deep dive into the tactical. The point of departure is this paper by Army Maj. Thomas Ehrhart, Increasing Small Arms Lethality in Afghanistan: Taking Back the Infantry Half-Kilometer (.pdf), written last year at the Command and General Staff College, that says fighting in Afghanistan has exposed the fact that …

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Village Praxis: In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits

Publisher’s Note: I have often had a sneaking suspicion that big business is a creature and consort of big government. As Armentano has taught us, monopolies cannot exist absent government intervention to erect legal barriers to competition. It is becoming increasingly evident that this may be truer than I initially suspected. A revolution is brewing …

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Village Praxis: Practical Tactical: Required Capabilities Assessment Part I

Pivoting off our last post in the series, let’s talk today about assessing your required capabilities. Jim Rawles, who puts the style in the preparedness lifestyle, has had many articles that touch on specific capabilities assessments, such as this one and this one. What we’ll be talking about today is the general theory and practice …

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Village Praxis: More From Our Irregular Practical Tactical Series

Under pressure from Congress, and complaints from those on the pointy end of things, Natick Soldier Systems undertook a study to evaluate current camouflage patterns and the results have just been published. The results may shock a few of you. The stunningly obvious comment, via Soldier Systems,  from a retired SF Warrant: “Nothing earth shattering; desert …

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Village Praxis: The ZeroGov Practical Tips to “Accurizing” the FN-FAL

Publisher’s Note: Attribution: I am indebted to my good friend Skip who has guided me through a FAL kit build and has patiently answered my numerous questions along the way. This article is as much his as mine. -BB I would like to begin with stating that accurizing is in quotes. The FAL, unlike its …

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