In 2011, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a final rule to reduce ejection deaths caused during vehicle rollovers. These “ejection mitigation” safety standards resulted in a variety of proposed solutions by special interests groups and automotive manufacturers. One idea favored the installation of...

The Taliban’s ambush kicked off with the standard barrage of RPGs and machine gun fire. After completing their “mad minute” of initiation fires, the surprise attack lulled and we maneuvered out of the kill zone to coordinate our response. Unlike previous ambushes, the Taliban either through...

Originally published to Soldier Systems Daily in June 2016 By Aaron Barruga Our attention spans are garbage. I can’t remember the last time I waited for an Uber to arrive and decided not to spend the downtime thumbing through Facebook and Instagram. As a millennial, I am...

Tense, walking with slow and measured steps, soldiers expecting to make contact with enemy forces change their postures in order to increase situational awareness. You never know exactly when you’re going to make contact with the enemy, but there are definitely indicators. In Afghanistan, we...

The crew over at Breach Bang Clear wrote us a review of "High Threat Environment Vehicle Tactics" from the perspective of law enforcement.   "Almost weekly, we are reminded of the dangers law enforcement officers face on the streets. Coordinated gang members, active shooters, and ISIL sympathizers have...