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How to Win with Asymmetric Warfare, by Robert R.

As preface, I would like to say that I abhor violence and believe killing should only be done when absolutely necessary, but if things in America ever deteriorate to the point of national collapse, with murderous gangs of looters, or other violent oppressive groups wandering the land, it might be worth going on the offensive instead of sitting tight and hoping for the best. Even in the most well-defended retreat, a dedicated group of aggressors has all the time in the world to devise an attack strategy that could defeat you. They could rain .50 caliber rounds on you from a mile away, or take pot shots at you any time you peek out a window or attempt to go outside, until you run out of food or ammunition, or they could set your retreat on fire.

Sometimes it is necessary to go on the offensive to erase the enemy capability to do you harm. One or two well-equipped, well-trained individuals can defeat a much larger force. Unconventional tactics must be adopted, with a guerrilla "hit and run" strategy in mind. Sun Tzu wrote the widely known "The Art of War" (which is available as a free e-book). It is still taught in military institutions around the world. The concepts laid out all those years ago are still the same that work today.

For the sake of brevity, this is my extremely condensed version of The Art of War. (I suggest that you get a copy and study it.) These are the principles that guide my ideas in resisting a government gone crazy, foreign invasion, or terrible social disorder where all Schumer has broken loose.

1. When you avoid battle, you are invulnerable. When you partake in battle, you become vulnerable. (this ties directly with Concept 2)

2. Only choose the battles that you know you will be victorious in. Having the wisdom to avoid battles you cannot win, and knowing how to strike when you cannot lose, makes you invincible.

3. It is greater to take the enemy's weapons, equipment, food, resources, than it is to destroy them.

meal time. et cetera. patrols. where. surveillance drones. thermal night vision. but extremely complicated because… 2…there are in infinite amount of possible variables that could contribute to your tactical situation. Acceptable losses in a group of five family members may mean that only a plan that is likely to produce no losses is acceptable. from land mines. to guard dogs. or any assortment of lethal and unseen assets intending to capture or kill you. . This is done by gathering as much information as possible and putting yourself in your enemy's shoes so you can choose when. Concept 2 is to only fight when you know you will win. It only benefits you to know as much as possible about your adversary. The enemy may or may not have snipers over looking his "weak" points to pick off possible troublemakers. The enemy may or may not have any number of tools at his disposal. You have to make a study out of the enemy. It is pretty easy to understand this concept. and how you want to fight. This is where knowing your enemy comes into play.) What is left unguarded and when? What is the chain of command? Where are the communications located? What events will cause a mobilization of forces? All these questions and many more must be asked and answered. you can never get killed in the gun battle. But if you are taking part in a full scale guerilla war against an occupational military force. All that information helps you to decide if you can potentially make a strike against your enemy without taking losses. If you decide to show up. which is extremely simple if you keep concept #1 in mind. When do certain activities happen? (Guard shift changes. you risk being shot. or by taking acceptable losses. sleep time. This brings us to the next concept. then some losses may be acceptable if certain objectives have to be met for victory on a strategic level. If you never attend the gun battle.Concepts explained 1.

He also buys a . unit patches. He spent roughly $12. Example: John decides he is going to buy an M1A.45 ammo in the 230 grain weight is subsonic already. He buys a set of decent Generation III night vision goggles. anything. two AR15s. save for extreme weather. one Glock. armor. If possible. yet is a much more well-rounded warrior. Bill spends about the same amount of money as John. Your victory is all the sweeter if your engagement not only produces dead bad guys. a FAL.45 pistol with suppressor and pretty much all . Example: Bill buys an AR-15. including cold weather boots. force deployment maps. recover any assets from your enemy that may be of potential use. He could sneak around at night with night vision goggles and utilize his suppressed weapons to take out any threats with barely making a sound (that could be heard more than a short distance away). He buys a few sets of BDUs for the summer months and heavier clothing for the winter months. . two Mini14s. Make the best use of your money to allow you the most capabilities in combat. weapons. He buys 10 sets of woodland BDUs and 3 pairs of GI combat boots. duty rosters. Magazines. one SIG pistol. he buys a tactical vest to carry all his magazines and side arm in for easy access. Arm and equip yourself in a manner that allows you flexibility in tactics so you can choose to fight and win in instances that someone might normally be unable to fight at all.000 on all the different spare magazines that he will need for all his different guns. and chain of command information. batteries. He spends an additional $2. one HK pistol. but extra weapons and supplies to continue the fight and lessen the strain on your own supplies. supply information. and being camouflaged in a woodland environment no colder than 45 degrees. You could even steal uniforms for possible impersonation of enemy forces in later operations. For example. along with 500 rounds of subsonic . and a couple of revolvers.3. night vision. The other weapons will stay at home and he can't go out on operations during the winter months because he would freeze.223 ammunition. mounts an EOTech sight with night vision capability and an AAC suppressor. This also means gathering items of possible intelligence value like. He can operate in just about any climate. Last but not least.000 for everything and is essentially limited to carrying one rifle and a sidearm.

waking up everyone within a mile. and discharge his weapon. and walk away without anyone ever knowing he was there. so I will use a few examples of how things could have gone differently if the characters in the book had some other equipment on hand during some of their battles. Maybe a small shed that one might think is used for storing tools. . Poisons quietly poured into tomorrow's breakfast ration during the night could potentially incapacitate a large majority of the enemy force in one sitting. a number of vehicles try to attack the retreat but are stopped by small arms fire and are eventually killed after a gun battle with some well trained and entrenched defenders.(Subsonic ammunition is essential. Create pieces of cover for attackers to use when attempting to overtake your position. You get the idea. Somewhat early into the book. Setting fires in multiple places simultaneously creates confusion and panic. Ammunition can be loaded to explosive pressures and left for the enemy to find. For instance: In many previous wars. So try to spend your money in ways that add to your capabilities. "Patriots": Surviving the Coming Collapse". Creating diversions to draw attention away from your main objectives is often a good idea. Just to throw out an idea for additional defensive measures. you place seemingly harmless things leading up to your position that can be used as cover.) Bill could sneak into an enemy camp and quietly send potentially dozens of people off into the after life with his suppressed pistol. Use outside the box thinking. If you are over looking 200 yards of open grass. but some flexibility is very important as well. Be creative in your tactics Be creative in your fighting. just be creative. Some redundancy is good. Use all things to your advantage! Most people reading this have probably read JWR's novel. weapons have been booby trapped to explode when fired. possibly bump into someone. John would stumble through the darkness. John on the other hand could do no such thing.

Unknown to them. I hope that this helps everyone think more outside the box when considering their preparedness plans. Another situation the characters found themselves in was when they were driving to go rescue two of their own who hadn't been able to make it to the retreat. If the rescue team had a set of night vision goggles they could have traveled completely by darkness and possibly avoided detection. One.When attacked. | | Could. and eliminating (or at least badly discouraging) the attackers that were hiding behind it. enemy forces will try to use this shed for cover and will take refuge behind it. one member could have approached the road block on foot with a suppressed pistol and neutralized all the threats as they slept without drawing any attention to the area with loud gun shots and without risking any team members in a shootout. upon spotting the road block. Read more: How to Win with Asymmetric Warfare . When they get close enough to use it for cover. detonating the explosives and fuel.How to Win with Asymmetric Warfare How to Win w. On the journey they encounter a road block and one of their members is shot and killed. you shoot the shed. move.. Remember the basic concepts and think. creating one h**l of a blast and fireball. Enemy. http://urbanevasion. and fight like a . Also. the shed is filled with 50 pounds of Tannerite(--a binary explosive target mixture that is legal for individual to own without any permit or license in most of the US--) and gasoline. Be as aggressive as possible without being reckless.. That night the two remaining members of the rescue team ambush the road blockers and kill them during a pretty one sided shootout.