March FTX will commence at 0900 on the 24th and run thru 1600 on the 25th at Training Area North.  The Aerographer  promises dry weather the week before so after gear inspection, we will practice a little Two-Squad perimeter patrolling.






Lots of interesting newsbits in the past few weeks.  Most of it just that – bits, not details.  No backstory.  Hard to make sense of some of it cause it’s the first cousin to propaganda –  a manufactured bald face lie with just enough believable details to be (mis)taken as factual reporting.  These are the days of 4GW  and the “News” is rarely the news.  And that’s the thing about wars.  They usually get a lot worse before they get any better.





John Robb wrote of this earlier this year. 

Why Social Networking will get Worse


“In 2018, over 4 billion people are now using social networking, and the newsfeed is now the main conduit for news and information for over half the planet.  However, these users aren’t using the simple reverse chronological newsfeed we had in the first social networking product. 

At Facebook, in particular, the newsfeed is actively managed and sorted — by algorithms and increasingly, AIs — to maximize the time people spend on the network and the revenue generated by their interactions.  That effort is why the Facebook newsfeed has become a chaotic soup yielding unpredictable outcomes.”





Small Wars Journal has two stories of interest.  The first simply points to a New York Times article about the top 5 international destinations from the Safe Cities Index, created by The Economist Intelligence Unit, that you are advised to avoid.  The list reads like the Megacities list for future wars, and surprise!, the number 1 city to avoid is Karachi, Pakistan.  The number 2 city, also no surprise, is the capital city of Venezuela, Caracas.



The second story is more interesting and closely follows some of the planning scenarios for these parts for the future wars. 



The Future ODA 2035-2050


“This paper briefly examines a single future ARSOF Unit of Action in the 2030 – 2050 timeframe. It shapes the discussion with the following questions. What is the military problem? What does the Future Operating Environment (FOE) tell us? What will the Operational Detachment Alpha (ODA) look like in 2035 -2050? It concludes with an operational vignette.”


And one more recent story that also would be good material for the planning scenarios for these parts for the future wars. 


Knowing is Half the Battle


“We are facing a dark future. One thing that is shown again and again is that people who disarm are at the whim of those who don’t. You as a gun owner/prepper/survivalist have to come to grips with what you are willing to do (and not do) and what you are willing to endure to see that you hold to your decisions. Simply deciding to not comply is just the first step. Now the real hard decisions come.”




And while we’re thinking about “that”…..  locally we have another good candidate for the “You’re Doing it Wrong” award.    “Dwayne” teaches anthropology over at UNC.  An easy subject to teach to students  that know nothing of history, except the history they learn at UNC.  Seems one of his recent field trips was to Charlottesville last year.  Probably a short list of his pupils that went with him.  As “a leader in the Redneck Revolt”, there might be a little funding by the  Center for American Progress.  Must be nice.   Won’t link to them, as with any lefty organization.  But  FarLeftWatch has the story on “Dwayne” and his Redneck Revolt “militia” buddies, complete with a nice poser picture.  Nice assortment of Closet Queens (the rifles, not the students……or, maybe….)   All that’s missing is their Che Guevara shirts.  They do have that crazy look down pat.




This UNC Professor is part of a far-left militia group



“If you are a student or the parent of a student at the University of North Carolina and the presence of a professor who is part of a violent militia group makes you feel unsafe we encourage you to express your concerns to the University of North Carolina. You can submit a formal complaint or contact dean Kevin Guskiewics directly at or 919.962.3082.”




Next month we will discuss a little about recent developments in the E.U., as events are accelerating towards the June deadline set for the Visegrad Group.  Many of the challenges they’re facing will be near enough the same as our future challenges, and should be watched very closely.  One big example, occurring right now in England, that quite possibly is heading our way, reported at Mike Miles:


U.K. Embraces ISIS Returnees, Cracks Down On Right-Wing Journalists

“2017 was full of terror for the island nation. There were multiple car attacks and a suicide bomb targeting young girls leaving a Ariana Grande concert. Instead of looking at ways to restrict possible extremists from entering the country, British officials vowed to go after internet speech as their top priority. (RELATED: Theresa May’s Answer To Terror: Restrict The Internet)

Translation: they were going to put extra effort into suppressing right-wing dissidents instead of reforming their immigration policies.

Plenty of people already go to jail over online political speech in U.K. In 2016, at least 3,395 people were arrested for comments made on the internet, and more are likely to be jailed in the future.

This absurd system can only be justified by valuing multiculturalism over the freedoms of your own citizens. Unfortunately, that seems to be the priorities of Britain’s elite.”



Elsewhere, a little farther east…..