CSG: Vehicle Movements in Non-Permissive Environs – Part I

402395 11:  A U.S. Special Forces soldier prepares to drive to Gardez in his specially equipped pick-up truck March 15, 2002 in Afghanistan. The Special Forces have been involved in Operation Anaconda in eastern Afghanistan to assist the hundreds of American and Canadian troops in the mountainous region to search for Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters.  (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

First in a series.

Relevant and timely.

13 responses to “CSG: Vehicle Movements in Non-Permissive Environs – Part I

  1. Great-great subject!
    Some thoughts from a DMZ road march; @ 37 years ago…….

    Actions on Enemy Contact (decision-making process, estimate the sit.)
    Actions at Halts (local security; get out of thin skin veh, & take a knee)
    Load Planning (recovery items)
    PMCS (before, during, & after)
    Rehearsals; don’t hesitate to stop, get out, and scout ahead.
    Route Reconnaissance Overlays; note key terrain along routes.
    X, Y, Z routes (go, slow-go, & no-go)
    Travel in teams; lead vehicle pulls fwd security, 2nd vehicle navigates.
    Traveling, Traveling Overwatch, & Bounding Overwatch
    Obstacle? Seek a by-pass!

    No doubt that some things have changed…

  2. I live out in the stix, as a result to go anyplace that sells say beer, I’ve got to get on a highway. Road cams up the ass! And people wonder why I have a 3×9 on a 10/22.

  3. Interesting observation regarding road cams. Their popping up here quickly. I contacted the county commissioners to enquire as to the need for the cameras.

    They didn’t know, so they contacted ODOT, the local enforcement agencies and the state. None of these agencies controlled the new traffic cameras. All could access some, but not all.

    The commissioners tasked the sheriff with investigating exactly who managed and stored the data. Turns out an obscure building in Bend Oregon, with a high chain link fence, and barbed wire is the control site.

    And no difinitive answers as to specifically WHO monitors and manages these cameras. It was acknowledged that the cameras were required installation for a federal grant money gig. No cameras, no money.

    Seems the local hillbillies love to,shoot the local traffic signs, and have really enjoyed shooting up these cameras. Good on them, keep up the good work.

    I also learned that roughly 300/600 watts of solar power is required to run the cameras out on the highways. A great source of power if SHTF. Panels and batteries available for those thinking on their feet.


    • They are probably automatically reading license plates of every passing vehicle, just one of millions of inputs into No Such Agency. Between stuff like that and everyone voluntarily carrying around a tracking device in the form of their smartphone, the daily travel habits of virtually every citizen can be mapped out with high confidence.

      But it’s ok, because we have to tolerate this or else the terrists win.

    • I like the way you think;)

    • The NCDOT publishes a map of the traffic cams that it controls. Interestingly, most appear not to be operating at any one time. I suspect that the same applies to the Fed cams. Also, most can’t be monitored real time. Obviously, one has to assume that any cam encountered is being monitored but they aren’t as great intel tools as the Fed would like to think.

    • Nice intel work Dirk. Follow the money and it leads to Uncle Sugar…just like the fancy new “fortress” cop shops popping up all over small town USA. FEMA/DHS money with big strings attached…

  4. outlawpatriot

    Pretty cool. We’ve been doing some work in this area. Look forward to the rest of the series. 🙂

  5. Alfred E. Neuman

    Reblogged this on ETC., ETC., & ETC..

  6. Rat Patrol. Four guys in a Jeep.

  7. anotherusualsuspect

    Is it common knowledge LE utilize thermal optics at the local level? I’m not necessarily talking scope equipment but surveillance gear. Just askin”.