Tactics

Unreflective Speed of Action...Do You Think Its Time Policing Reflects on the Tactical Influence of Time?

I read a great post Flowing through time: the need for a certain slowness by Sonja Blignaut, In the piece Sonja focus is on business and their organizational cultures and how our preoccupation with speed is creating toxic environments in the workplace but with little reflection you can see the same influences she discusses in products and services to clients crossover into the crisis responses a

Another Approach to Tactics Guest Post by Bert DuVernay

This is a great article, "Another Approach to Tactics" written by, Bert DuVernay who is the retired Chief of Police for New Braintree, Massachusetts and the Past President of the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors' and Armorers' Association. His background includes 45 years of police service, both full-time and part-time, as well as 6 years of college teaching and security consultation. He is the past Director of Smith & Wesson Academy, where he was a staff member from 1990 to 2001. He is a member of ILEETA and IALEFI.

Podcast from Professional Military Education: John Boyd, Maneuver Warfare, and Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication-1

I listened to a great podcast over at the Professional Military Education site, John Boyd, Maneuver Warfare and MCDP-1 Warfighting which I feel will add great value for those wanting to understand Boyd's ideas, what maneuver actually is and how its used to gain position of advantage and get inside the mind of an adversary. This is part 1 of a 2 part series.

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Avioding Hostilities is the Goal But Sometimes to Gain The Advantage Reasonable Force Must Be Used

"Undertake armed conflict when it creates an advantage. Seeking armed conflict for its own sake is dangerous." ~The Art of War 7:1.14-15

With all the talk of de-escalation these days in regards to policing, I thought I would write post that's asks the question, should you always avoid hostile confrontation?

  • You should not avoid confrontation if it creates an advantage (answer).
  • You should not avoid confrontation if it hurts the competition.
  • You should never avoid confrontation.

Smart Tactics Takes Thinking Police Leaders...Leading Thinking Cops

Chet Richards as another timely piece up on his Slightly East of New blog. The title of the piece is Smart Tactics in which he discusses how the United States Marine Corps took 15 years to evolve from attrition warfare and centralized control methods to maneuver warfare and decentralized control (Mission Command).

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