Enemy Trackdown in Vietnam
The enemy soldier who shot me with his AK-47 was less than 10 yards away. As a point man in a Recon platoon in Vietnam, my job was to track…
Hand Armor Advancements
Hand injuries account for nearly 10 percent of all emergency department visits in the U.S. A 2008 study at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research, Burn Center at Fort…
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The U.S. Border Patrol’s SRT (Special Response Team) is not your average S.W.A.T. detail. SRT recruits from among highly motivated, experienced Border Patrol officers, who must pass a comprehensive screening…
Like Gideon’s few, American elite units are purposely smaller and more agile. This agility includes the sanction to eclectically select weapons systems and tactics as may suit their overall mission.…
OC (Oleoresin Capsicum), pepper sprays, have been around law enforcement since the 1980’s. Classified as an irritant spray, OC comes in many forms—stream and cone projectors; sticky foam spray dispensers…
Sultans of S.W.A.T.
In a dusty arroyo in the high, western scrublands, young men with pistols low on their legs and carbines in their hands prepared to find out who among them were…
Progressive Law & Order
Larceny. Drugs. Violent crime. These are all signs of a town with a stressed economy. Mix these problems with a natural disaster, put the town next to a large city,…
The Maryland State Police is a paramilitary organization with their organizational and rank structure following that of the U.S. military. So it should be no surprise that when it came…
Counter Terror Top Guns
The man who was about to die was angry. He had just flown into Miami from Medellin, Columbia on American Airlines flight 924 and, after he and his wife cleared…