A recent post regarding mass feeding of groups caught a lot of attention. Most of the responses were positive but many were critical. Logistics is something that we need to address in the III community.
For years now the focus in our community has been on tactical preparation. Heck many of the III web sites actively support those who provide tactical training. Tactical training certainly plays a role in preparing for what might happen.
Some of the sites talk about the historical efforts of the OSS and our current SF teams. Yes, motivated and trained groups of folks certainly have and will continue to achieve a lot. What is often ignored is that those groups had and have the huge advantage of government logistical support via air drop or other means. Personal experience shows that it’s easier to train and “buy” loyalty when you are feeding, arming and paying the folks!
Lately there seems to be a welcome addition to the tactical training in the guise of communications training and intelligence preparation. Both very needed and it’s great that people are recognizing that there is more to the fight than merely pulling a trigger. Sparks and Culper are to be applauded for their efforts on our behalf.