Back in December, I stumbled across an article online that the Alabama State Defense Force had been stood down. Having once been an officer in the ASDF, I was a bit disappointed to hear that. Being a bit of a militia advocate, I've commented on "militias" at various points on this site, and I used … Continue reading The state of the Alabama State Defense Force
I've posted several times over the years on the topic of "militia" and I recently stumbled across a post on militia uniform patches that has inspired me to create a generic "Unorganized Militia Guidon".This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. With regard to the elements: The crossed musket and sabre … Continue reading Unorganized Militia Guidon
Below is an excellent post from the Russian newspaper Pravda:Does Russia need its own army?: If we have a conflict like the one with Georgia, it requires a professional army. But if we have a conflict like the one in Syria, which is somewhat forced upon us, then we need every man in the country to … Continue reading Does a nation need a standing army?
I'll preface this by stating that I am not a maritime (or any other form of) law expert, nor do I play one on TV, but the topic of a private entity's, whether human or corporate, right to defend itself on land or sea interests me.Shipping firms use floating armouries to deter pirates:Private security firms are … Continue reading Shipping firms use floating armouries to deter pirates