How to Defend Life and Property From a Decentralized (ISIS Style) Attack
Pulse O2DA Defense Series: Strategy, Tactics, and Techniques to Defend Home, Business, and Community.
The "Pulse O2DA Defense Series" includes seven training manuals describing the strategy, tactics, and techniques necessary to defend home, business, and communities from decentralized threats.
“The Pulse O2DA TEAM, UNIT, and STRATEGY manuals are far better than the outdated doctrine presented in most US military manuals."
William S. Lind - Father of Fourth Generation Warfare
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STRATEGY: For The Defense Of Home, Business, And Community
Contents - 80 Pages
CHAPTER 1: THE INEVITABLE CONFLICT Why We Need A Strategic Blueprint For The Civilian Defense Of Life And Property In The Twenty-First Century 1.1 The need for civilian defense. 1.2 What is the inevitable conflict? 1.3 Irreconcilable differences driving the polarity. 1.4 Men are fundamentally violent.1.5 The world is becoming increasingly violent. 1.6 The government cannot defend you from this violence.1.7 Power grows out of the barrel of a gun1.4 The inevitable conflict. CHAPTER 2: THE HISTORY OF CONFLICT Past Is Prologue Demonstrating The Trend Of Twenty-First Century Security Challenges For Civilians 2.1 The past is prologue. 2.2 Analysis of important trends. 2.3 Constructing a trend. 2.4 But what about the State? 2.5 How does this impact Main Street America? CHAPTER 3: CONSTRUCTING A STRATEGIC BLUEPRINT FOR CIVILIAN DEFENSE The Business-Centric Private Defense Network. 3.1 Private military corporations. 3.2 The lowest common denominator. 3.3 What is a Private Defense Network (PDN)? 3.4 Purpose of the network. 3.5 Organizing the network. 3.6 Best method for organizing a PDN. 3.7 Will businesses be willing to adopt this role? 3.8 How business can finance Private Defense Networks. 3.9 Isn’t a PDN just another form of Militia or Guard? 3.10 How to develop a Private Defense Network. 3.11 Here are the steps necessary to building a private defense network. 3.12 Next steps.
“Better a warrior in the garden than a gardener at war” -Japanese proverb
A psychopath wrecks innocent lives in an attempt to settle grievances with the world. Violent mobs loot, burn and kill innocent businesses and civilians after a jury returns an unfavorable verdict.
Inner-city gang warfare terrorizes entire neighborhoods and communities. International terrorists increasingly target US citizens and infrastructure. Extreme polarization between races, religions, lifestyles and economic systems is setting the stage for a form of violent conflict last seen in the Middle Ages. We are on the brink of an inevitable conflict that will weaken, even destroy the rule of law and civil conduct. The government institutions that we have come to depend upon for security and civility will not provide the level of security and civility that we depended upon in the past.
Lone gunmen, violent mobs, organized criminals and jihadist terrorist groups a.k.a. “decentralized” threats, can’t be stopped quickly by a centralized (government) response. If we truly want to mitigate these types of attacks then we need to allow trained citizens, who will be on the scene when the threat manifests, to defend their life and property. In other words, we need a decentralized (individual action) approach to security to meet the decentralized threat.
Despite what the media may say, this isn’t rocket science, and that’s the good news, a decentralized approach to security will work more effectively than a centralized one will. Of course, “trained” is the key word in the above proposal, because the presence of a firearm alone will not guarantee the end to the carnage. Furthermore, one must not only have the skill in gun handling to stop a violent threat - one must have the will to use those skills by ruthlessly eliminating (killing) a lethal threat - without hesitation - when necessary.
The purpose of this manual is to develop the ideas and concepts leading to the creation of a strategy necessary for civilians to defend life and property from violent threat. This manual outlines why the strategy for civilian defense of life and property is self-reliance. The strategy is dependent upon building decentralized networks of simpatico individuals to secure your life, family, business, and community from decentralized threats.
INDIVIDUAL TACTICS: Individual Tactics Necessary To Defend In The Home And On The Street
Contents - 227 Pages
1.0 WHAT IS TACTICS? 1.1 What is the strategy for winning a gunfight? 1.2 Tactical definitions. 1.3 Introducing the OODA Loop. 2.0 TACTICAL PRINCIPLES 2.1 Basic principles.2.2 Target indicators. 2.3 Boost your observation skills. 3.0 INDIVIDUAL MOVEMENT TECHNIQUES. 3.1 Basic footwork concepts. 3.2 Distance and spalling. 3.3 The sphere of influence. 3.4 The proper use of cover and concealment. 3.5 A closer look indoors. 3.6 Slicing the pie. 3.7 The terminal angle. 3.8 The imaginary plane. 3.9 A closer look at what can be seen. 3.10 Presenting a smaller target. 3.11 The roll out. 3.12 Bore-sight relationship. 3.13 Clearing the corner. 4.0 BASIC CLEARING TECHNIQUES. 4.1 The "T" intersection. 4.2 Clearing the terminal angles with the shock triad. 4.3 Clearing a four way intersection. 4.4 Making entry and clearing. 4.5 Room nomenclature. 4.6 Doors. 4.7 Clearing rooms. 4.8 Searching rooms. 4.9 Stairs. 5.0 TAKING IT OUTSIDE. 5.1 Personal security bubble. 5.2 Urban scenario. 6.0 TRAINING FOR THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE 6.1 Train the way you will fight 6.2 A caveat for the competitive shooters 6.3 Real life high stress events 7.0 Surviving the "litigation landmines" after the gunfight 7.1 Definitions 7.2 Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy 7.3 Nightmares on top of nightmares.
You're sleeping. You hear a noise downstairs in the kitchen. Your wife is in bed with you. Your kids are down the hall sleeping in their bedrooms. A handgun is in the nightstand next to the bed. Nobody else should be in the house. What do you do?
You're returning to your car after late night business meeting with a new associates office. You don't have far to walk, but you know this part of town is sketchy. You come to the lot where you parked your car, when you notice somebody coming toward you from across the lot. You're carry a concealed weapon. What do you do?
The Individual Tactics manual explains the tactics needed to defend yourself and other innocents in the home and the street during a high-stress lethal force confrontation. In this manual you will learn how to maneuver in hallways, clear rooms, cross thresholds, work stairwells, and how to properly use cover and concealment to decisively defeat your adversary. Not only will you learn how to dominate a lethal force confrontation, you will also learn about footwork, your spheres of security, what you can do to mitigate the legal challenges that will inevitably follow the use of lethal force.
Individual Tactics should be read prior to our Team and Unit Tactics Manuals, because you need to set a solid foundation for effectively working with teams and larger units. It is also imperative that you read our Handgun Drills Manual and seek firearms instruction prior to attempting to engaging in these tactics in real world environments.
TEAM TACTICS: Team Tactics Necessary To Defend A Business, Church Or School
Content - 187 Pages
1.0 BUSINESS CASE STUDY 1.1 APD Security Briefing. 2.0 TEAM FUNDAMENTALS. 2.1 The elemental theory. 2.2 The sphere of influence. 2.3 Force multipliers. 2.4 Introducing Micro-teams. 2.5 Division of labor. 2.6 Micro-team roles. 2.7 The EFAS environment. 2.8 Training the micro-team. 2.9 Basic formations. 2.10 Flanking. 2.11 The micro-team wedge. 2.12 The fire team column. 2.13 The staggered file. 2.14 Movement techniques. 3.0 EXTERNAL FACTORS 3.1 Asset evaluation. 3.2 Asset evaluation criteria. 3.2 Threat assessment. 3.3 Priority intelligence requirements. 3.4 Characterizing threats. 3.5 Example: APD's Graded Threat Matrix 4.0 SITE SURVEY AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS. 4.1 Site survey. 4.2 Vulnerability analysis. 4.3 APD Site survey. 5.0 LEADERSHIP AND PLANNING 5.1 Command and control in micro-team operations. 5.2 Plans, procedures, and immediate action drills 5.211. Example: APD Contingency Plan 5.22 Hasty planning and mission analysis 5.23 Procedures 5.24 Standard operating procedures (SOP) 5.25 Immediate action drills (IAD) or battle drills 5.3 Conducting rehearsals 5.4 Initiative-based tactics. 5.5 Combat orders 5.6 Pre-combat checks and inspections 5.7 Communications. 5.8 Liaison, linkup, and cooperation with friendly forces 6.0 MISSION ESSENTIAL TASK LIST (METL) 6.1 Constructing a METL for your own security organization. 6.2 Example: the APD private security METL 6.3 How to use a METL 7.0 WARGAMING. 7.1 Tactical decision games (TDG) 7.2 APD Wargame - Gang assault. 7.3 Interactive Wargames 7.4 Terrain Walks and Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT) 8.0 After Action Review (AAR) 8.1 An AAR example.
The Team Tactics manual discusses the tactics necessary for a team to defend a specific physical objective such as a business, school or church.
We loosely quantify a team as a group of 2 to 6 individuals and distinguish teams from units in their organization and objective. A team is a single group tasked with the defense of one objective. A unit consists of several teams charged with defending a territory encompassing many objectives; residences, businesses, schools, and churches.
Small businesses, schools, and churches have always been at a disadvantage when it came to security. In the past,they were limited to two choices, either hire expensive security guards or depend upon local law enforcement to provide for their safety and security. Hiring security guards is not only expensive but questionable as to training and consistency, while law enforcement will never be there when a threat materializes. There is now an alternative; developing a private security force, and Team Tactics discusses the steps necessary to make this happen.
Team Tactics builds on the content offered in Individual Tactics and Strategy manuals. Those readers interested in developing a team to defend a business. school or church will also need to familiarize themselves with the techniques offered in our Handgun, Shotgun and Rifle manuals while pursuing training with Pulse O2DA or other firearms instructors.
UNIT TACTICS: Unit Tactics Necessary To Defend A Neighborhood Or Community
Content - 185 Pages
1.0 COMMUNITY DEFENSE IN CRISIS 1.1 The Social Milieu. 1.2 A Word of Caution 1.3 The Politics of Community Defense 1.4 A Case Study - The Schmitt Family. 2.0 AREA STUDY
3.0 EXTERNAL FACTORS 3.1 Threat Assessment 3.2 Vulnerability Analysis 3.3 Example 3.4 Assets Evaluation 4.0 SUSTAINABLE SECURITY 4.1 Illustrative Scenarios 4.2 Maintaining Security Over the Long Term 5.0 OPERATIONAL PRINCIPLES FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 5.1 Militia 5.2 Operational Perspectives 5.3 The Art of the Possible 5.4 Organizing Concepts 6.0 CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 6.1 Definition 6.2 Process 6.3 Example 7.0 COMMAND, CONTROL AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 7.1 E Pluribus Unum 7.2 Command or Consensus 7.3 Command and Control 7.4 Mission Analysis 7.5 Intuitive and Recognition-Primed Decision Making 7.6 The Limitations of Relying on Procedure 7.7 Communications 7.8 Implicit Command, Implicit Communications, and Commander’s Intent 8.0 WARGAMING COMMUNITY DEFENSE 8.1 Wargame Selection, Adaptation, and Design 8.2 Regulating Movement 8.3 Regulating Combat 8.4 Aggregation 8.5 Tabletop Tactical Wargaming 8.6 Tactical Decision Games 8.7 Terrain Walks and Tactical Exercises Without Troops (TEWT) 9.0 TACTICS FOR COMMUNITY DEFENSE 9.1 Adapt Individual and Small Team Tactics 9.2 Upgrade Physical Security 9.3 Anticipate, Detect, Report, and Coordinate Response to Threats 9.4 Learn from the Past: Protected Locales and Consolidation Under Threat 9.5 Reaction Teams. 9.6 Roles and Responsibilities of Unit Members.
Addressing Community Defense and Unit Tactics from a civilian perspective is an admission of civilizational decline. After all, as the Founders of the American republic said, "governments are instituted among men . . . to secure these rights . . . (to) Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." We now recognize that the ability of our governments to secure these inalienable rights is rapidly diminishing. We do not celebrate this fact but we have no choice but to recognize it.
We live in a densely populated, networked society sustained by a vast, interconnected infrastructure that provides a means of exchange, delivers power, transports goods and services, enables communication, and maintains the thin and comforting veneer of civil order. It is no apocalyptic fantasy to recognize that in this second decade of the 21st Century, the foundations of that infrastructure are weakened – that its links and dependencies and complexity are now as much weakness as they once were sources of synergy, leverage, and strength.
When this system encounters sudden and abnormal stress – whether a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake, or the wickedly complex man-caused calamities that follow these events or arise on their own from social, economic and political conflict – the sanctuary of normalcy in which we have lived and thrived can be ripped open swiftly and brutally.
This Manual will discuss the short term and long term perturbations that can threaten our security, and how we can anticipate these events and manage the transition from normal to off-normal (or new-normal). We start from the observation that these are not challenges that can be met by individuals acting alone: they require community and cooperation.
HANDGUN: Fundamental Techniques For Mastering Combative Handgun
Content - 192 Pages
This manual presents 15 key drill sequences every HANDGUN owner needs to master. From proper stance and grip, to loading and unloading your weapon, to drawing and positions out of the holster, this manual provides an invaluable resource utilizing 190 photos along with detailed narrative walk you through each sequence.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 01 DEFINITION OF SIDES Defining and demonstrating the difference between shooting side and support side.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 02 PROPER WEARING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT For the most part, where you prefer to place your equipment is a personal preference and subject to your needs. However; we would like to give you some general guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be able to easily transition from one line of work to another. Such as from open carry to carrying concealed.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 03 CHAMBER CHECK MAGAZINE CHECK The chamber check and magazine check is often referred to as "five seconds of cheap insurance." I strongly believe that if you are serious about what you are doing in regards to proper gun handling techniques and being prepared to save your life, then you will conduct a chamber check magazine check whenever you need to in order to ensure you know the condition of the firearm.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 04 PROPER STANCE AND GRIP Stance and grip are next. I want to make this point perfectly clear: I feel that far too much attention is given to the stance - and the reason for this is because in a fight for life, you will never have the opportunity to get into a picture perfect stance, because you will most likely be moving.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 05 POSITIONS OUT OF THE HOLSTER At this point I have mentioned a few positions to you that may not be familiar, so before we go any further, I would like to quickly cover these positions and get you acquainted with them.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 06 DRAW/PRESENTATION REHOLSTER Next is a proper draw and re-holstering or as it is sometimes called the "presentation". This is a 5-count (step) draw and if you perform the draw as shown it will aid you in shooting quickly and accurately against multiple adversaries.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 07 CONTACT DRILLS Everything we have covered up to this point has dealt with getting your handgun safely deployed and onto target so you could successfully engage your adversary during a lethal force encounter. What we are going to cover next is what we call contact drills, and these contact drills have two primary functions that are designed to save your life after the excitement of the initial contact in a lethal force encounter.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 08 MAGAZINE INDEX In my opinion, one of the most overlooked and underestimated gun-handling skills out there is - the simple act of properly indexing your magazines correctly.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 09 LOADING Next is loading your handgun. While this sounds like a mundane subject, it's important to note that all extreme speed for your advanced gun-handling begins here with the proper loading and unloading techniques.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 10 UNLOADING Okay, so now you have loaded and probably done some shooting. What I am now going to talk about unloading your firearm.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 11 TACTICAL RELOAD Next are the different types of reloads that you have at your disposal. Keep in mind that the only purpose of any reload is to keep your firearm loaded with ammunition so that you can continue to fight and not run empty at an inconvenient time, or, if you do run empty at an inconvenient time, you will be able to get back in the fight as quickly as possible.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 12 SPEED RELOAD So now that you know about the tactical reload, the next type of reload I would like to talk about is the speed reload.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 13 IMMEDIATE ACTION What we are going to start covering now are malfunction clearances. A malfunction is something you can fix immediately, in the here and now - without special tools, disassembly or the replacing of parts.
HANDGUN DRILLS - 14 REMEDIAL ACTION What we are going to cover next is the remedial action malfunction clearance. Remedial action is that action we take after our immediate action has failed to clear the problem.
RIFLE: Fundamental Techniques For Mastering Combative Rifle
Content - 184 Pages
This manual presents 15 key drill sequences every RIFLE owner needs to master. From chamber check and mag check, and loading and unloading your weapon, to magazine indexing this manual provides an invaluable resource utilizing 195 photos along with detailed narrative walk you through each sequence.
RIFLE DRILLS - 01 DEFINITION OF SIDES We would like to begin this manual with a brief discussion of how we at Pulse O2DA refer to our left and right sides.
RIFLE DRILLS - 02 PROPER WEARING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT We would like to give you some general guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be able to easily transition from one line of work to another. Such as from open carry to carrying concealed.
RIFLE DRILLS - 03 CHAMBER CHECK MAGAZINE CHECK What we are going to cover now is an administrative action (something we wouldn't do in the middle of a fight), called a chamber check and magazine check. The chamber check and magazine check is often referred to as "five seconds of cheap insurance."
RIFLE DRILLS - 04 PROPER STANCE AND GRIP Next is the stance and grip for the rifle. Don't get wrapped around the axle about your stance. I feel that far too much attention is given to the stance - because in a fight for life, you will never have the opportunity to get into a picture perfect stance, as you will most likely be moving.
RIFLE DRILLS - 05 READY POSITIONS At this point I have mentioned a few positions to you that may not be familiar, so before we go any further, I would like to quickly cover these positions and get you acquainted with them. So lets' start with some basic ideas.
RIFLE DRILLS - 06 PRESENTATIONS Next is how to properly present your rifle from the carry positions mentioned in the previous chapters, to your target.
RIFLE DRILLS - 07 CONTACT DRILLS Everything we have covered up to this point has dealt with getting your rifle safely deployed and onto target so you could successfully engage your adversary during a lethal force encounter. What we are going to cover next is what we call contact drills, and these contact drills have two primary functions that are designed to save your life after the excitement of the initial contact in a lethal force encounter.
RIFLE DRILLS - 08 MAGAZINE INDEXING As I mentioned before, in my opinion one of the most overlooked and underestimated firearms-handling skills out there is the simple act of properly indexing your magazines correctly. A proper indexing is important because the speed in all your reloads and one malfunction clearance will depend on this often overlooked and underestimated technique.
RIFLE DRILLS - 09 LOADING What we are going to cover next is loading your rifle. While this may sound like a mundane subject, it's important to note that all extreme speed for your advanced firearms-handling begins here with the proper loading and unloading techniques.
RIFLE DRILLS - 10 UNLOADING Once you have loaded, you will - at some - point want to unload. So let's talk about unloading your rifle.
RIFLE DRILLS - 11 TACTICAL RELOAD What I am going to share with you next are the different types of reloads that you have at your disposal.
RIFLE DRILLS - 12 SPEED RELOAD So now that you know about the tactical reload, the next type of reload I would like to talk about is the speed reload.
RIFLE DRILLS - 13 IMMEDIATE ACTION What we are going to start covering now are malfunction clearances. A malfunction is something you can fix immediately, in the here and now - without special tools, disassembly or the replacing of parts.
RIFLE DRILLS - 14 REMEDIAL ACTION What we are going to cover next is the remedial action malfunction clearance. Remedial action is that action we take after our immediate action has failed to clear the problem.
RIFLE DRILLS - 15 EMPTY GUN RELOAD The next thing we will talk about is the empty gun reload.
SHOTGUN: Fundamental Techniques For Mastering Combative Shotgun
Content - 178 Pages
This manual presents 15 key drill sequences every SHOTGUN owner needs to master. From proper stance and grip, to loading and unloading your weapon, to slug selection and wearing a tactical sling this manual provides an invaluable resource utilizing 170 photos along with detailed narrative walk you through each sequence.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 01 DEFINITION OF SIDES We would like to begin this manual with a brief discussion of how we at Pulse O2DA refer to our left and right sides.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 02 PROPER WEARING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT For the most part, where you prefer to place your equipment is a personal preference and subject to your needs. However; we would like to give you some general guidelines to keep in mind if you want to be able to easily transition from one line of work to another. Such as from open carry to carrying concealed.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 03 CHAMBER CHECK MAGAZINE CHECK What we are going to cover now is an administrative action (something we wouldn't do in the middle of a fight), called a chamber check and magazine check. The chamber check and magazine check is often referred to as "five seconds of cheap insurance."
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 04 PROPER STANCE AND GRIP Next is the stance and grip for the shotgun. I want to make this point perfectly clear: Don't get wrapped around the axile about your stance. I feel that far too much attention is given to the stance - because in a fight for life, you will never have the opportunity to get into a picture perfect stance, as you will most likely be moving.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 05 READY POSITIONS At this point I have mentioned a few positions to you that may not be familiar, so before we go any further, I would like to quickly cover these positions and get you acquainted with them.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 06 PRESENTATIONS What we are going to cover next is how to properly present your shotgun from the carry positions mentioned in the previous chapters, to your target.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 07 CONTACT DRILLS Everything we have covered up to this point has dealt with getting your shotgun safely deployed and onto target so you could successfully engage your adversary during a lethal force encounter. What we are going to cover next is what we call contact drills, and these contact drills have two primary functions that are designed to save your life after the excitement of the initial contact in a lethal force encounter.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 08 SHOTSHELL INDEXING As I mentioned in the Handgun Drill Manual, in my opinion, one of the most overlooked and underestimated gun-handling skills out there is the simple act of properly indexing your magazines correctly, and that importance is universal with all firearms, to include your shotgun.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 09 LOADING Next is loading your shotgun. While this may sound like a mundane subject, it's important to note that all extreme speed for your advanced gun-handling begins here with the proper loading and unloading techniques.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 10 UNLOADING Once you have loaded, you will at some point want to unload so let's talk about unloading your shotgun.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 11 TACTICAL RELOAD Next are the different types of reloads that you have at your disposal.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 12 IMMEDIATE ACTION Next are malfunction clearances. A malfunction is something you can fix immediately, without special tools, disassembly or the replacing of parts.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 13 REMEDIAL ACTION Next is the remedial action malfunction clearance for a double feed or feedway stoppage.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 14 EMPTY GUN RELOAD The next thing we will talk about is the empty gun reload.
SHOTGUN DRILLS - 15 SLUG SELECT The shot we shoot from our shotguns are small and round and delivered without spin, therefore they both ballistically inefficient and unstable (due to the lack of rotation).
STATEMENT ON THE 11.13.15 ISIS ATTACKS IN PARIS
The best practices, people and technology the world has to offer could not thwart the ISIS attacks in Paris. Nor will these practices, people and technologies thwart the next attack.
Western governments continue to fight the wrong war with the wrong tactics. A few hours after the attack, French president Francois Hollande promised a merciless response. Does that mean he will bomb his own country in the heavily-populated Muslim suburb of Paris, Porte Saint Denis?
The war on terror has nothing to do with territory. Instead, this is a war of ideology between religious and cultural combatants that are diametrically and irreconcilably opposed. The terrorists that Hollande and Obama describe are citizens of their own countries. The threat is not from Syria but from Islamic terrorists living in Porte Saint Denis, Dearborn, Minneapolis and Verviers.
THERE IS NO SOLUTION TO ENDING ISLAMIC TERRORISM
There is no solution to ending Islamic terrorism that does not involve long term conflict in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Diplomacy and entitlement programs do not work. Boots on the ground in Syria and crackdowns on western Muslim communities act as radicalization multipliers. High profile attacks like the one in Paris serve as powerful recruit generators for the Islamic State.
Experts, policy analysts, politicians, media anchors, etc., collectively look for a magic bullet to defeat Islamic terrorism without actually fighting Islamic terrorism. Many in government and media won’t even call it by its name for fear of insulting the terrorists. There is no solution to this conflict that does not result in extreme violence. You either capitulate or fight.
THE MILITARY AND POLICE CANNOT DEFEND CIVILIANS FROM THIS KIND OF ATTACK
Traditional approaches cannot defend civilians from this kind of attack. The military and CIA ostensibly defend against external attack and do not provide internal security. Law enforcement, tasked with internal security, was never intended to and is therefore ill-equipped to provide personal protection.
Approximately one million sworn federal, state and local officers can carry a firearm. There are approximately 320 million citizens living in the U.S. With cops working only one in three shifts per day, there is only one cop on the job per 1,000 citizens. There are simply not enough personnel or resources to thwart most attacks.
LOCAL FRONTS IN BATTLING ISLAMIC TERRORISM
Unlike past conflicts in recent history that typically were fought over well-defined territory, battling Islamic terror can take place anywhere at any time. Americans specifically have been conditioned to war and conflict occurring elsewhere and not in their backyard.
Americans must face the reality that they will have to fight this battle on their home territory. The less prepared Americans are to fight this battle personally, the better target they offer the terrorists. Lightly defended businesses, schools, churches and communities are perfect targets for Islamic terrorism.
Strategically bombing ISIS command and control centers in Syria is one front, but a small front in this war. The major fronts are found in cities across the U.S. and Europe that are home to large concentrations of Muslims. Radicalized Islamic terrorists are spawned from these cities attacking unlimited soft-targets of opportunity. Our cities and communities are where the bulk of this war will be fought, not in distant Middle East, third world nations.
THE NATURE OF THE ATTACKS
Most of the attacks utilize crude tactics with everyday weapons by lightly-trained civilians. They are not attacks committed with sophisticated weaponry or by highly-trained warriors. The reason why these attacks are so effective is because any terrorist with light weaponry and a weekend of training can inflict enormous pain on soft-target communities.
The reality of these attacks is that they can be deterred, disrupted, or defeated by properly trained civilians. Ten properly trained civilians carrying concealed weapons in the Bataclan Theatre could have dramatically reduced the body count. Terrorists will not attack businesses, churches, schools and communities that can defend themselves from attack.
STATE OF EMERGENCY, MARTIAL LAW, BORDER CLOSING, WEAPON CONFISCATION
The natural reaction for some, when confronted with this type of threat, is to call for more state security, including declaring a states of emergency or martial law, closing borders and con-fiscating weapons from law-abiding citizens. The problem with these approaches is that they further degrade the ability of civilians to defend themselves from attacks that the state has already demonstrated they cannot stop.
Appropriate roles for the state to play in defending against terrorism include training and support for local jurisdictions; focusing upon larger, more sophisticated threats such as weapons of mass destruction; and conducting operations outside of the U.S. against the hotbeds of terrorism. They do not include restricting our ability to defend ourselves.
The most important drawback to relying on the state for increased domestic security is the limitation of personal freedom that would result. Such assaults on liberty and self reliance would provide little additional safety and security. They would also be deeply resented by most Americans, and would feed the disruption sought by the terrorists.
GUN FREE ZONES AND BACKGROUND CHECKS
There are many U.S. and European citizens who believe placing “gun free zone” signs on businesses, churches and schools will make them safe. This is a preposterous notion. Terrorists will not obey the signs, and those putting up the signs identify themselves as a soft-target, unable to defend themselves.
Others feel that further restricting gun ownership primarily through “enhanced” background checks will somehow make them safer. The problem with background checks is the government officials who determine who will get a weapon.
The recent events on the Missouri and Yale campuses demonstrate that most academics and college students see white men as more of a threat than Islamic terrorists. The problem is that the same groupthink driving these deranged students and academics motivate the majority of government bureaucrats who determine the qualifications for passing an enhanced background check.
CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
No. Perhaps the most pathetic scene coming from Paris was not the carnage. The most pathetic scene was a musician playing John Lennon’s “Imagine” on his piano that was emblazoned with a peace symbol outside of the Bataclan theatre the morning after the attack.
CNN coverage was full of both U.S. and French citizens whining that they just want to feel safe. They do not want their cities militarized and they do not want to feel concerned about who is sitting next to them in a cafe or theatre.
Many of the so-called experts interviewed about the attacks focused on finding a solution to end Islamic terrorism. Saturday morning after the attack, John Kerry was speaking French and inviting the United Nations to lead the fight on terrorism. There is no solution to defeating Islamic terrorism that does not involve a long, bloody, local war of attrition.
This is a war that will not be decided by diplomats, generals or politicians. This war will be fought and won by individuals defending their homes, businesses, schools, churches and communities.
HOW DO WE WIN THE WAR WITH ISLAMIC TERRORISM?
The primary strategy for winning the war with Islamic terrorists is self-reliance. We define self-reliance in terms of assuming personal responsibility for the defense of life and property and not delegating individual security to a third-party.
The strategy is dependent upon building decentralized networks of simpatico individuals to secure life, family, business and community.
Training individuals, teams and units to defend life and property. We engage with our customers and clients via the following offerings:
Pulse O2DA offers combative firearms instruction. Our instruction is delivered via training courses, training programs, training manuals, online videos, photos, and other training resources. You can access our training courses and products directly from us, or through our growing network of Authorized Training Partners (ATP's) and certified Combative Firearms Instructors (CFI's).
BUILDING YOUR OWN PERSONAL SECURITY NETWORK
Our training is based upon our own gunfighting methodology developed to convert novice gun owners into a competent defenders of life and property. The Pulse O2DA "Training Ladder" is at the core of our training resources. Our training ladder moves a firearms novice through four stages of skill development:
1. Developing basic firearms fundamentals on handgun, shotgun, and rifle.
2. Applying these skills to individual maneuver for self-defense.
3. Developing team tactics necessary to defend business, church, and school.
4. Learning small unit tactics for defense of neighborhoods and communities.
The training ladder begins with mastering basic handgun manipulations in a personal defense scenario. Then it adds shotgun and rifle to the personal defense skills inventory, followed by introducing individual tactics for defense in home and on the street. Next are team tactics necessary to defend a single location like a school, church, or business. The training ladder culminates with small unit tactics for the defense of a community; like a neighborhood, village, or small town.
Building your own personal defense network begins by understanding that you stand at the center of your own network. You can start to envision your own network by taking an inventory of the roles you play everyday; as men (or women), spouses, parents, church members, PTA members, employees, or business owners and citizens of local communities. Each one of your roles is a potential node on your network.
Your network will include other individuals. It is critical that you create an "EFAS" environment within your network. In other words; select simpatico individuals with whom you share intuition, trust, vision, and initiative.
Here are the steps necessary to building your own personal defense network.
1. Start with yourself. Purchase a handgun and get quality training. At the bare minimum you need basic proficiency utilizing a handgun for self-defense in order to be of value to your network. Learn how to defend your home and family from lethal threats.
2. Next, think about your immediate network. Start with your business or place of employment. Investigate the possibilities for your business, or your employer to undertake the development of a private defense network.
3. Continue your outreach with your church and school affiliations. Do you feel safe? Are your children safe? Investigate the possibilities for your church or school to develop their own private defense network.
4. Conclude with your community or "territory." More specifically your geographic location generally defined as a neighborhood or other small community. Your territory/community is small scale, you should be able to cover the extent of the territory on foot. It is probably under the control or influence of a neighborhood association or village council. In many cases your territory/community will encompass your home, business or employer, church, and school. In other cases it may include simply a residence and church or school. But in all cases, territory/community begins with where you live and your association with the immediate geography.
A fully developed private defense network integrates individuals, businesses, schools and churches, community-wide.