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We all know the constitutional missions of the militia (Execute laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions; Art 1, section 8, clause 15). But what are the specific missions of the militia?

 

Each unit has their overall mission, which can be broken into specific missions. An example is an Infantry company's mission is to the fight the enemy, but has specific missions like patrol to contact and establish combat outpost. So what are the specific missions of the militia?

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Yeah, each group needs to figure out the best priorities for itself. Personally, our mission priorities are first self preservation: evade and recon. Next is establishment of long term resistance, set of base of operation and establish supply lines. Third is establishment of intelligence sources; finding those that will feed us information about enemy operations. Forth, active resistance; simple sabotage, man-trapping, sniping, hit-and-run techniques.

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I see the primary mission as community safety and security.

 

"Community" has several layers and each layer has a diminishing priority

 

1. Immediate Family

2. Extended Family

3. Neighborhood

4. Municipality

5. County

6. State

7. Union of States

 

Safety and security means responding appropriately to any crisis, disasters, needs, etc. as each situation requires and withing the capacity in which you are trained and capable as individuals and as a team.

 

Militia units should work to build specialty skills that make them valuable in the event that such skills are needed. As skills are developed and eventually mastered, the unit can choose to develop more specialized skills.

 

Such skills would be just about anything from security, advanced medical aid, food storage and preparation, communications, farming, intelligence gathering, room clearing, etc. The list is endless.

 

However, all militia are first riflemen.

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First I believe the mission as stated above(Eric) would be training, supply, Intel. You are part of a para military unit and need to be preparing for eventualities that may require your units skills.

Second and I will preach this to I die of whiskey and bacon overdose, If your in a militia unit you should keep your protesting and political action separate from your unit. Yes, I know first amendment and such. Why? Because now your part of a unit that is something bigger than your self and your actions reflect on that group. Go to whatever rally, effigy burning, sit in, bake sale you want. Just leave your units name out of it. "But I'm not gonna do anything bad." Neither were thousands of Japanese during world war two. Play defensively and let somebody else make the first mistake. Chess not checkers.

 

Training for guerilla operations is a study of all tactics domestic, foreign, modern military, SF, narco cartel, terrorist, Street gang, Mafia, and Etc. John Poole has a great couple of books on the Tactics of Islamic insurgents. Study up on current tactics of cartels south of the border. As for incorporating them you could do a some man tracking class through your local biggest city, or teach stuff like dead drops and clandestine communication techniques. Bring a local club bouncer in to teach about fake IDs. Not everything will be Multicam and long guns out in the sticks.

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I would say by studying previous Guerrilla wars and tactics would be a good start. A book titled Total Resistance would be a good reference manual. Any Army Manual regarding guerrilla warfare would be good reference material. I would also say train small unit tactics like the Ranger Handbook.

 

I know most people envision standing on the field, giving a rebel yell while fighting off the occupiers, but truth be told most Militias are going to start out small and not have the numbers of a standing army. The start of any resistance is going to be small hit and run actions. It would not be until the realization sets in to most people of how bad crap is before they start fighting back. Then you might have a little more manpower numbers.

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I would say by studying previous Guerrilla wars and tactics would be a good start. A book titled Total Resistance would be a good reference manual. Any Army Manual regarding guerrilla warfare would be good reference material. I would also say train small unit tactics like the Ranger Handbook.

 

I know most people envision standing on the field, giving a rebel yell while fighting off the occupiers, but truth be told most Militias are going to start out small and not have the numbers of a standing army. The start of any resistance is going to be small hit and run actions. It would not be until the realization sets in to most people of how bad crap is before they start fighting back. Then you might have a little more manpower numbers.

 

Even then the goal is to build up manpower numbers, but you doing want to keep with the Guerrilla warfare.

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I guess it would depend on the situation at hand. Trickery is key for me. Be unpredictable unto the enemy. Dont let the enemy know your actual group size, keep split up into 2 or 3 (pending on your group size). If one group were to spot hostiles, keep low and radio in to the others the location and estimated numbers. When or if able, triangulate your group in spots to trap them in. (Make sure your team members/other groups are not in your cross fire). Have one group make their selves known and draw fire. Then have that decoy group seek cover and stay low while the other 2 groups processed into the hostile's flanks. Always stay behind cover until command is given to move. This way the chance of cross fire is not optional. Distance and location is critical on this plot. It will confuse the hostile and possibly making them surrender. I would much rather them surrender than to kill. Im not an attacker, im a defender.

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I guess it would depend on the situation at hand. Trickery is key for me. Be unpredictable unto the enemy. Dont let the enemy know your actual group size, keep split up into 2 or 3 (pending on your group size). If one group were to spot hostiles, keep low and radio in to the others the location and estimated numbers. When or if able, triangulate your group in spots to trap them in. (Make sure your team members/other groups are not in your cross fire). Have one group make their selves known and draw fire. Then have that decoy group seek cover and stay low while the other 2 groups processed into the hostile's flanks. Always stay behind cover until command is given to move. This way the chance of cross fire is not optional. Distance and location is critical on this plot. It will confuse the hostile and possibly making them surrender. I would much rather them surrender than to kill. Im not an attacker, im a defender.

You are almost quoting Guerrilla Warfare manuals. Have you studied asymetric warfare?

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You are almost quoting Guerrilla Warfare manuals. Have you studied asymetric warfare?

No, i have not. I get my info from the Holy Spirit.. This militia is my calling. I am a soldier of God. Not to brag, but i am very smart and common sense is my only tactic. I am a very quick thinker

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Militia units or teams, are not like standing armies in any way, shape, or form.  Compared to organized militaries, the militia does not have an abundance of resources on hand, and in a lot of cases, their members have not received specialized training like some organized groups.  I think militia groups are apt to find themselves in a guerilla/information gathering role...activities that usually involve small teams...besides that, the resource pool they draw from is probably limited.  Recommend reading up on guerilla warfare and methods that have been used successfully in the past- Sun Tzu's The Art of War still makes a lot of sense, even though it is dated.  Max

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On 7/19/2016 at 7:50 AM, Whiskey6 said:

We all know the constitutional missions of the militia (Execute laws of the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions; Art 1, section 8, clause 15). But what are the specific missions of the militia?

 

Each unit has their overall mission, which can be broken into specific missions. An example is an Infantry company's mission is to the fight the enemy, but has specific missions like patrol to contact and establish combat outpost. So what are the specific missions of the militia?

 

Without unity in common thought or mission, every militia will break apart. One mission of a militia needs to be doing tasks as a team, even if it is just pizza on a Friday night. Everyone will go their own separate way without a sure bond that the fellow militia member (and his family) will protect their backs when things go sideways.

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2016 at 10:36 AM, Whiskey6 said:

How do we facilitate the training for guerilla warfare?

 

 

You could start with a google search.  Read, read, read.  Several years ago I saw a book on establishing a guerilla unit; from recruiting to conducting combat operations.  Sorry I don't recall the author, but IIRC he was a military man (Colonel somebody).  There's no shortage of books on conducting guerilla operations.  I would start with intelligence gathering techniques and build from there... assuming you have a group already.  If not, I'd start with recruitment.  Baby steps.

 

Remember that even Guerilla units are bound by the International Rules of War, otherwise you'll be branded as common criminals, terrorists or even war criminals.

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some historical research into our revolution and civil war can give you a hand with some good tactics for guerilla warfare...but as anything it comes down to skill nd luck...https://www.amazon.com/Guerrilla-Warfare-Tactics-Urban-Environments-ebook/dp/B06XGJ8MNS/ref=sr_1_4/140-7606425-1266723?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1542288486&sr=1-4&keywords=guerrilla+warfare+tactics ...this is what you want...no need to buy anything else if you have this and the art of war...and maybe this Joe nobody book https://www.amazon.com/Home-Schooled-Shootist-Training-Carbine-ebook/dp/B009081B2Y/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1542288750&sr=1-1&keywords=nobody+joe+home+schooled+shootist   haha...good luck...this was a good topic

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15 hours ago, John Last said:

 

Remember that even Guerilla units are bound by the International Rules of War, otherwise you'll be branded as common criminals, terrorists or even war criminals.

 

This is a topic that really never gets discussed in the open, if at all by a group. What kind of ethics are being preached by militia organizations?

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36 minutes ago, BuryTheHatchet said:

What kind of ethics are being preached by militia organizations?

im pretty sure the ethics in every right-wing militia follow Christian value...now as for all, there are "terrorist" (I use this term loosely) groups that somehow pass as a militia and they openly preach violence on "innocent"...these also happen to be left-wing militias...not really any bias here just fact...they want to hurt people that don't share the same views as them...so I'd say ethics in militias vary.

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28 minutes ago, Ripcannon said:

im pretty sure the ethics in every right-wing militia follow Christian value...now as for all, there are "terrorist" (I use this term loosely) groups that somehow pass as a militia and they openly preach violence on "innocent"...these also happen to be left-wing militias...not really any bias here just fact...they want to hurt people that don't share the same views as them...so I'd say ethics in militias very.

 

I debated if I should even respond, but I will try.  Rip; I'm pretty sure I catch your meaning, but I have to say something about the terms you used.  Right-wing means something different than "Constitutionalist".  Political ideology runs a spectrum, like from cold to hot: from state controls everything (communism) to no government at all (anarchy).  Technically, Nazis and Commies are close kin on the scale, but most folks accept that right-wing means Nazi, Fascist, KKK etc. (superiority) and left-wing means Socialist, Communist etc. (working class masses).  Without doing an in-depth analysis, I'd say that Antifa are close to the anarchy end of the scale; they're trying to destroy the government... and I assume then link up with the globalists.  It's enough to give you a headache. 

 

I want nothing to do with "right-wing" militias.  I may be putting words in your mouth, and if I am, I'm sorry.  I understood you to mean that there are militia units who love the principles upon which this country was founded; personal responsibility, equality, freedom to choose our government etc. (Constitutionalists as I call them,) and other militia units who want to dismantle our system of government.  I'll stand with those who support the Constitution, any day of the week: period.   My ethics won't let me march in a "unite the right" parade where  some of the units are carrying swastika flags... won't do it.  Now that's just my position, and again, if I misunderstood what you were trying to say, I apologize.

 

What I think (there I go again) Hatchet was saying is that some attention needs to be paid to what is correct and acceptable when it comes to war as opposed to our personal belief system.  I can tell you I've thought about killing unarmed prisoners and probably nobody would have turned me in (or maybe they would have), but that's not how it should be.  Things like chain of command, personal conduct while on duty, uniform requirements, treatment of prisoners and civilian population, if and when to "pull the pin" in a crowded marketplace, whether or not to shoot civilians if given the order etc. need to be examined and taught to every militia member.  Did I get that approximately correct BuryTheHatchet?

 

 

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6 hours ago, John Last said:

Right-wing means something different than "Constitutionalist".

your right...I shoulda have used constitutionalist....right-wing by wiki; Right-wing politics hold that certain social orders and hierarchies are inevitable, natural, normal or desirable, typically supporting this position on the basis of natural law, economics or tradition. Hierarchy and inequality may be viewed as natural results of traditional social differences or the competition in market economies. The term right-wing can generally refer to "the conservative or reactionary section of a political party or system...what you say makes lots of sense John Last...

 

6 hours ago, John Last said:

"unite the right" parade where  some of the units are carrying swastika flags

I wouldn't march with them either bro,,,im pretty sure Nazis are socialist why are these guys so confused...thanks for catching that for me I put some effort into some research on right-wing militias I see your point theres some bad ones I woulda never lumped in there...in my opinion ethics go out the door in war unless dealing with unarmed American  civilians...theres nothing ethical about hunting man other than population control...that being said (LOAC) and (ROE) are pretty important to discuss because its not opinion based...I hope to hear more from this .  

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ive crossed many right wing Militia and to me, they are just as bad as the left. They lean towards a racial tone where the far left leans towards (actually dives towards) socialism.  I consider NJLF middle extreme. We, like most groups here, are Constitutionalists. And train to rain holy hell down on those that seek to take away the principles our country is founded on should shtf.  In many ways it already has and will only take a spark to change the threat level that chamges our course.  If it ever goes south, it will be the Constitutionals with enemies on both sides.  Keep your groups tight and train hard.  We train not only with firearms and hand to hand but also how to take a beating if forcefully questioned.  I have no desire for war or fighting but it is coming. It’s inevitable if we decide to carry the burden of it so our children don’t have to.  I see what has affected our country much like a rabies epidemic. There is only one way to deal with rabies. 

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