BECOME A PATRON
BECOME A PATRON

T.E. Lawrence, a master of guerrilla warfare.

Having read several substantial texts on Lawrence, one takes notice of a favorite tactic, that is the destruction of railroads used by the Ottomans to move troops from one stronghold to another. On at least several occasions, Lawrence himself used explosives to destroy rails and trains, allowing only a small band of Bedouin Arabs to outmatch larger numbers of soldiers who were simply trying to escape the destruction. This caused the Ottomans to commit larger amounts of resources to defending areas that otherwise had little strategic value. When the Ottomans moved soldiers to a location, Lawrence and his wild band of fighters would simply leave and attack the next vulnerable target.

By |2019-10-01T06:00:53-05:00October 1, 2019|Grey Man, History, Philosophy|7 Comments

Spotting and Assessing Human Sources of Information

In a conflict environment, the guerrilla may still have to continue living and operating within society and conduct himself as a regular civilian at times. This is simply part of being a guerrilla, it's part of what differentiates a guerrilla from your basic battlefield combatant. It's the ability to not just "blend in", but to be a part of that society and environment. With that said, the guerilla always needs to be thinking ahead, even when, especially when, he is functioning "normally" in his day-to-day civilian living routine. Part of that is always being keen to picking up intelligence and information useful to the guerrilla's cause. People you meet will sometimes have that information, and you'll need to know how to spot those people and further, how to assess whether or not they are useful as a source.

By |2019-08-13T06:00:47-05:00August 13, 2019|Grey Man, Intelligence|2 Comments