Stopping the construction and use of improvised
explosive devices is more than a military problem and must be addressed
broadly by all governments, according to Cheryl Pellerin of the American
Forces Press Service.
IEDs are the biggest killers of coalition forces in Afghanistan,
where the crude, but effective, devices are made of homemade explosives,
usually fertilizer ingredients like ammonium nitrate, said Army
Lieutenant General Michael L. Oates, director of the Joint IED Defeat
Organization, known as JIEDDO.
"When you look at [IED] precursor materials it's not...read more
Knife Hype, Pt. 2
In Part One of this article series we opened our
discussion about folding knives and which design characteristics should
be taken into consideration when you're purchasing such for duty use.
The topics we discussed in part one were:....read more
Bodyguard business is booming
When bodyguards around the nation flocked to San Diego
recently, the talk was all about paparazzi, terrorists and the latest
tech gizmos, with seminars like "Surviving the Kill Zone — Human Factors
Are the Key."
Guards trained in martial arts showed the latest techniques for
subduing nightclub troublemakers, joked about the challenges of guarding
celebrities like....read more
Karzai Shelves Ban on Security Firms
Afghanistan announced Monday that it would scrap plans
to ban private security firms working across the country, announcing
instead new restrictions on their operations.
All 52 licensed companies will now continue to provide security to
the international forces, the Pentagon, the UN mission, aid and
non-governmental organisations, embassies and...read more
MAWOL - An acronym to help you keep your mental edge
“Being AWOL in the Army can get you a discharge. Being
MAWOL in law enforcement can get you killed. This new acronym was
introduced to police trainers by Ron Borsch, manager of Ohio’s SEALE
(South East Area Law Enforcement) regional in-service academy during the
2010 ILEETA annual training conference. It’s intended to keep officers
from drifting into the dangerous state that’s better known as...read more
'Mind traps' that can trick you (and those who judge your actions)
The jury didn’t believe the Boston cop. During a foot
pursuit by multiple officers of multiple suspects in a shooting, he’d
run right past a spot where fellow LEOs were mercilessly beating a black
man, but he swore he hadn’t seen a thing, didn’t even know the other
officers or their victim were there.
The jury convicted him of perjury and obstruction of justice, sensing
a blatant example of the “police code of silence” that protects
wrongdoers with badges. The officer was sentenced to 34 months, and
fired. Later an appeals court overturned the verdict, but on a legal
technicality that had nothing to do with what he’d seen or not seen.
So, did he get away with “testilying?” After all, how could a cop — a
“trained observer” — not have noticed major illegal action that was
plainly in his field of vision?
Presented in greater detail, this case opens the first chapter of a
fascinating new book about tricks of the human mind. Written for a lay
audience by...read more
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