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    British Tracking Training

    For William-

    I was under the impression the Brits were still quite heavy on training their own tracking operators at their Brunei Jungle Warfare Centre and also in Belize. Is this not the case?
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    Combat Tracking

    this is the thread on combat tracking history right?
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    and

    what would you say regarding the use of the 'get out of jail free card' (aka "terrorism") in order to justify the blatant use of signing statements over and above that envisaged by the founders of...
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    A disturbance in the natural equilibrium of the...

    A disturbance in the natural equilibrium of the environment (not The Force :rolleyes:) is what you are always looking for when tracking. Trackers are therefore useful in pre-blast ID of IEDs as they...
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    proprietary attitudes

    I agree William- it's a case of wanting to have your cake and eat it too.

    How many operators out there perpetuate the voodoo myth regarding their skill-sets; yet complain bitterly when no-one in...
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    Blackwater meet Blackbeard

    http://hamptonroads.com/2008/10/blackwater-sets-sights-somali-pirates
  7. those Aussies

    ...never where ones for detail.
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    5%

    William,

    I completed the UMI 2 week course at Ft. Huachuca recently and can honestly say that by the end of that 2 weeks, a bunch of UAV drivers that usually operate from dark little rooms were...
  9. Galula

    Templer mentioned that the shooting end of the business was around 25% but it was Galula that coined (I know- that was terrible) the 80:20 ratio.

    You'll find two articles here from some...
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    Ksk

    I spend a lot of time in Germany and speak German. A few years back one of the glossy magazines published some leaked photos of a KSK unit in their long-range patrol vehicle. The front bumper was...
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    COIN modelling

    If there was one thing that everyone at the recent COIN Leaders seminar took away, it was that the COIN CoG, IPB and ops planning processes can be modelled and gamed with only a few MS Word and Excel...
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    Rape in the media

    Rape is obviously an incredibly serious issue and I agree with everything MSL said. I think we all know how we'd react if it was our sister, daughter, wife or girlfriend that was sexually assaulted...
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    The Snipe

    I get the CPE analogy William, just as I get the use of the term DDM. Interesting though that we are now forced to invent terms to make the "dark art of shooting small birds" more politically...
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    Sniping and Tracking

    I hear you. I view sniping and tracking as a little similar in that there are those in both camps that peddle the idea that they are "dark arts" relying on equal parts magic and incredible skill....
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    COIN modelling

    Couldn't agree more. It is definitely possible using some basic modelling techniques however to ID the various stakeholders in a COIN scenario and predict their most likely courses of action.
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    CAC COIN Gaming

    The recent COIN Leaders seminar at the CAC Ft Leavenworth was a great intro to how actual ground-up intel can (and should) be used to model complex COIN scenarios. Combined with a knowledge of basic...
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    Thanks Nichols- what are your thoughts on the...

    Thanks Nichols- what are your thoughts on the aspects of profiling and tracking, and of every Marine being issued a pair of binos?
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    Trujillo Assassination

    The following info on the Trujillo assination in the Dominican Republic came out in an official enquiry and is no longer classified secret squirrel. An excellent book was also written on the case:
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    NorForce

    Thanks NI- I'd heard of your lads on the top-end of downunder and I'm just realising how much military tracking history Australia has. Apparently Australian trackers were trained up in Victoria and...
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    Marine Combat Hunter Program

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxid-Wwk4Zk

    Any comments?
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    "Rhodesian Bush War"

    Someone had the book on a tracking course recently. What did you think of it?
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    Combat Tracking and Evidence Collection Paper Assistance

    I have a request up regarding combat tracking anecdotes in the RFIs and Member's Projects section that Rifleman has already been kind enough to respond to.

    If anyone else could assist by posting...
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    The Case for Combat Tracking Teams

    I've just posted on the topic of tracking under the historical section thread, however I'm presently writing a paper on the above topic. Although I can find plenty of anecdotes where trained trackers...
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    Corporate Intel

    Corporate Intelligence- do you think I'll be able to trademark the term COINT? ;) is here to stay. Although firms like Aegis and TIS are military suppliers, and many other firms boast a roster of...
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    The Rhodesian system of visual combat tracking is...

    The Rhodesian system of visual combat tracking is currently being actively taught to all forces at Ft Huachuca through the University of Military Intelligence over a 10 day program.

    For more...
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