Here is another gem, in my opinion the best, from AnalyticalSurvival’s YouTube site. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7B1PWallg
It is very easy for a member of the prepper/patriot community, especially us fellows, to get caught up in the “Go to guns first” mentality. You got to admit, there’s nothing sexier than that new DS Arms FAL SA58 mini OSW. Talk about a “woodie”!
That being said, UW is a thinking mans war and very often what you say, or don’t, and how you say it, or don’t, can impact the long-term outcome of a situation, to your groups benefit, far more effectively than what kind of long gun your carrying and how fast you can do a mag change.
Watching this video stirred up memories of long since forgotten deployments where negotiations by the Team Commander or a senior NCO accomplished more than all the firepower we could muster. Not that the firepower display didn’t tilt the discussion our way, which can be a part of the negotiation. For the old school SF team leadership, it was a point-of-pride to have developed the skill sets necessary to first convince the G-chief at Robin Sage, the Glavni outside of Tuzla or the Kala antar in Nuristan Province, to put aside old grudges, and to trust us, the new arrivals, to have their best interest at heart. Then to take that concept one step further, and use those same skills to convince groups of men, who have never trusted one another, to support one another in order to defeat a common enemy. First consider fairly current history as in the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Then think of the possibilities during your part in WROL.
After the video you can act on one of Mosby’s
commandments suggestions and read the book “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. It’s a great read. This gentlemen, is where the true rubber meets the road. And it might save you a lot of ammo.