Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Praxis: Libyan Resistance Militia efforts to train up and field immediately a combat-worthy force is a subject of study for all militia.
This story in USA Today weeks ago touched on the frenzied attempts of the Libyan resistance to field a competent armed force out of willing volunteers who brought nothing to the party but will and good intentions. The results have been almost catastrophic for the resistance. American constitutional militiafolk should look on the Libyan experience as a cautionary tale. There is no substitute for consistent, thorough tactical training.
Start thinking about how you would react in a similar situation. What is the state of your logistics? How to deal with identification-friend-or-foe? What clothing? How could you fill the gaps? What would you do with newbies who are more likely to shoot themselves or you instead of the enemy?
Here's a collection of photos I picked off the net just from today: