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Evacuation and MPG

Evacuation and MPG

The Panoplia.org Soft Skills and Tactics (SST) course is intended for individuals and small teams who serve in challenging international locations, or for those in the United States and Europe who sense that the current political climate may at some point lead to...

Christ the Warrior King

Christ the Warrior King

Misconceptions abound in our modern world. On the one hand some see any form of conflict as immoral. They suggest that those who serve in the military, law enforcement, or who otherwise seek to defend those who cannot defend themselves represent a necessary evil. They...

Interrogation: Lessons Learned

Interrogation: Lessons Learned

Reports of detainment and aggressive interrogation carried out by authoritarian governments overseas are increasing. In the last two years we’ve been directly involved in crisis management efforts involving more than two dozen cases. In just the last few months we’ve...

Hope in the Midst of Storms

Hope in the Midst of Storms

In the last Saturday morning post we suggested that you were created by God with a specific purpose. We highlighted the fact that there’s no greater adventure or quest than to discover your calling and to live it out. Doing so brings joy to life, and will leave a...

Preparation or Panic

Preparation or Panic

History has a way of repeating itself. During the 2002-2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Asia, facemasks like the one in the image above were being hoarded. Despite costing almost nothing in normal times, there were likely individuals during...

Purpose and Legacy

Purpose and Legacy

In the last few Saturday morning “Encouragement” posts we suggested it’s self-evident that the universe and all within it were created with order and precision. We also noted that you are not a mistake. You were created by God to overcome the challenges of this fallen...

Quality Optics When You Need Them

Quality Optics When You Need Them

People have been using optical devices to make distant objects appear closer for centuries. Galileo famously focused on the Moon through his homemade telescope in 1610. It’s said that he eventually developed a unit with 20 times magnification. Before long portable...

Why is Life so Difficult?

Why is Life so Difficult?

Every Saturday morning we post an article in the “Encouragement” category. Whereas the weekday articles focus on a variety of security skills and issues, the Saturday posts are intended to encourage those who have an interest in biblical faith. Last week’s entry was...

Open Channel Location Sharing

Open Channel Location Sharing

How would you call in your position without a secure communications option? We shared in topic 02.03.01 of the Soft Skills and Tactics course the account of how a friend was killed in an ambush by Islamic militants. The attack was possible due to an infraction...

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