Communication: A Crucial Variable in Tactical Decision Making Author: Benjamin Zaiser

A number of fatal police uses of force in North America have recently drawn public attention to the way police interact with citizens and, thus, make tactical decisions. The shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Sammy Yatim in Toronto, Canada (see video clip below), as well as the arrest of Eric Garner on … [Read more…]

Mission Improbable: The Failure of the US Train and Equip Program Appears to be in the Ability to Evaluate Risk Authors: Camie Condon and Jeff R. Weyers

For the second time in less than two months an American trained Rebel unit has been intercepted in Northern Aleppo according to multiple sources within Aleppo. This appears to be just the latest failure in a series of problems plaguing the troubled US “train and equip” mission. Division 30 and the “Atareb Rebels” This past … [Read more…]