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Israelis Stocking Up On Weapons

From JPost.com:

A few meters away, eating shwarma on a bench under a clear sky, two women in their 20s said they planned on arming themselves soon.

“The attacks are happening everywhere, and I want to be able to protect myself,” said Nofar, who requested that her last name not be published.

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Civilians Take Security of Border Into Their Own Hands

From The Houston Chronicle:

Militia groups along the Texas-Mexico border have grown to more than 10 active “teams” from El Paso to the Rio Grande Valley, despite warnings from U.S. Customs and Border Protection and state lawmakers.

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2010 Presidential Directive Authorizes Military To Quell Civil Unrest

The directive, which can be viewed here, was issued in 2010 by President Obama.

The Washington Times reports:

“In these circumstances, those federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the president is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances” under two conditions.

The conditions include military support needed “to prevent significant loss of life or wanton destruction of property and are necessary to restore governmental function and public order.” A second use is when federal, state and local authorities “are unable or decline to provide adequate protection for federal property or federal governmental functions.”

The militarization of federal agencies, under little-known statues that permit deputization of security officials, comes as the White House has launched verbal attacks on private citizens’ ownership of firearms despite the fact that most gun owners are law-abiding citizens.

Related links: Posse Comitatus Act

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First Annual Field & Tactical Medicine Conference

For Immediate Release:  December 12, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Caleb Causey, owner and director of training for Arlington, Texas based Lone Star Medics, announced today the first annual “Field and Tactical Medicine Conference.”  The two-day conference will be held March 29-30, 2014 at the MCM Elegante Hotel-Dallas 2330 West Northwest Highway Dallas, Texas 75220.

Over 20 well known instructors in the field and tactical medical training industry will present hands-on instruction in field and tactical medicine.  “The program is structured for the healthcare professional, the public safety officer, and shooting sports enthusiast, as well as the school teacher or lay person who wishes to hone his or her skills in how to respond to medical emergencies,” said Causey.  Each instructor will present at two different levels, the layperson’s level and the healthcare professional’s level.  There are no prerequisites for any conference session.  “Each session will feature hands-on skills practice in life-saving measures that could arise during a disaster, on the athletic field, at an accident site, or in the home,” added Causey.

Who Should Attend:

  • Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians
  • School administrators and teachers
  • Outdoor sports enthusiasts and hunters
  • Citizens with concealed handgun permits
  • Law enforcement
  • Security personnel
  • Parents
  • Military
  • Medical professionals

 

Subjects Covered:

  • Prepper medicine
  • Traumatic head injuries & concussions
  • Identifying & treating common K9 injuries in the field
  • Importance of dental care in the field
  • Environmental emergencies (heat & cold related injuries, altitude sickness)
  • Controlling moderate to severe bleeding using the latest techniques and equipment
  • SCUBA diving and water sports related injuries
  • Surgical airway techniques for maintaining a compromised airway
  • Survival medicine past 48 hours from time of injury
  • Proper mindset and mental preparedness during emergencies
  • Advanced assisted breathing/ventilation techniques
  • Lessons learned during natural disasters
  • Patient movement techniques and maximizing evacuation/transportation assets
  • Medical considerations during active shooter/mass casualty events
  • Differences between EMS and Tactical Medicine for healthcare professionals

 

About the Instructors:

Causey has brought together some of the foremost instructors and professionals for this unique conference event.  With extensive real-life experience and proven teaching skills, these individuals will show conference attendees how to identify and treat immediate life-threatening injuries or illnesses.  In a world that is marked by increasing violence and natural disasters, it pays to be ready, confident, and prepared for emergencies.  This conference will empower attendees to be just that.

For more information, instructor biographies, and registration, visit: http//:www.lonestarmedics.com/tactical-medicine-conf

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Study ties civilian deaths to attacks on US forces

“WASHINGTON — Each time U.S. or NATO forces accidentally kill Afghan civilians, insurgents and their sympathizers typically retaliate with six additional assaults on foreign forces over the next six weeks, researchers using newly declassified NATO data conclude.

A new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research supports the prevailing view of counterinsurgency strategists who believe civilian casualties help Taliban recruiting drives. The study found that attacks on foreign forces increase slightly even when the insurgents are to blame for the deaths of non-combatants.

“Our results show that if counterinsurgent forces in Afghanistan wish to minimize insurgent recruitment, they must minimize harm to civilians despite the greater risk this entails,” says the study, to be released Tuesday through the Washington-based New America Foundation.”

http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2010/08/02/4803311-study-ties-civilian-deaths-to-attacks-on-us-forces

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