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Subject: Fragmented Fighting Facts Part II
newjarheaddean    1/20/2011 4:18:17 PM
AHOY, A resent internet search by me revealed my blog is not working to get this info out. I BELIEVE IT IS WORTH A LOOK, so as long as S.P. well allow me to i well share here. I very much apologize for the crudity of this copy i can not get my underline bold etc text clues to transfer. THANKS AGAIN GOOD LUCK. DEFENSE Note these rules have been written from the perspective of a unit being on patrol and arriving at an objective that might be a new FOB site. 1) Pass by circle back, That is as you arrive at objective you fly, drive, walk etc right by. So you can check the situation out, anyone or thing there, entries, exits you plan on using. Gives you chance to spot anyone circling back with you that might have been fallowing. Enemy will wonder any time you pass them if you’re going to circle back. This causes them to hunker down waist time, waiting for your return. 2) Pause before interring, This is right at entrances. You’re waiting, watching, lessoning for sights and sounds of enemy activity. Also makes foe waiting in ambush think you’re suspicious about something, may make them move to soon. With large area or multi story building 10-15 minutes. Small room 20- 30 seconds. History has shown that if any activity is on going, you should hear or see something within the time periods suggested. Just in side subterranean entries 10-15 minutes to check air. With returning to bases i.e. FOBs there may have been a coup while your unit was on patrol. Lastly this gives you time to perform next rule. Note, check go TWA U and Me. 3) Bobby trap entries, This could be a trail, path, road, river used to inter an area or hole, window, door for rooms or buildings. This is incase your being fallowed or planning on staying in area for a while. Or you can post guard, this covers your back and insures safe exit, if you choose to brake the don’t back track rule (i.e. #10 in PCP). With roads etc. use two deferent colors of flares for trip wires, to indicate direction of foe who set them off. Ex; approach from east would trip yellow flare. Do not divide duties with demolitions: This is to avoid the “I thought you did it” problem. IEDs designed to defeat a specific target, create an attitude of uncertainty and suspicion, in effect lowering morale and inducing a degree of caution that restricts and slows movement. They are unique because the builder has improvised with materials at hand. They generally become more difficult to detect and defuse as builders become more sophisticated. Builder will usually mark area in some way. To keep Comrades (tungzai) from being injured. You can search areas after finding IEDs to learn signs. Direction that wire is twisted can indicate if builder is left or right handed. IEDs share a common set of components 1) An initiation system. Or fuse; use surgical tubing with many tiny holes like yard soaker to limit smoke. Fast fuse Vs slow fuse burning time, 90 Vs 1cm. per second respectively. Always check fuse with test section. Ropes can be used for fuses. (Note most IEDs are victim-initiated/activated). EOD it requires a truly Machiavellian frame of mind. You insert mercury tremblers on door frames and contact switches under toilet seats. Acid time pencils and or plastic straws filled with acid and some sort of stopper/blug that acid would eventually eat though. Time-delay, Rubber strap rapping i.e. banding/binding Grenade spoons, placed in can of petrol bands dissolve. With vehicles heat activated bombs. Voice activated recorders as detonation device. Delay action fuses give you time to leave area. (Remote or command architectures), cordless phone, radio control device similar to the type used to fly model planes. Mobile platform hinders tracing or triangulation. Note blimp or balloon drifting with wind, signal would initiate IED upon and or timed with arrival. It could be a communication transmission (I-COM) in local area that sets off the IED. Note while the previous random ignition methods are possible these techniques IMO are for the armatures the pros make every IED count i.e. not only hitting the vehicle they target but the most venerable point. Trigger devices designed to work as close as 75’. Note on Iraqi Guerrilla; he had a black briefcase with Japanese markings, he flicks a switch on its side. He claims that the device is similar to those used by U.S. troops to block cellular signals around IEDs and disable bombs wired to detonate with a cell phone call. He invites people in the room to try to use their cell phones. None of us can get a signal. I’ve jammed them he says. But his own phone a cheap Nokia shows a full strength signal. “I made a few small changes inside. It took me just one day to figure it out”. He said. Most mid size mines equipment with MAD sensors. Sensitizing antitank (AT) mines. On some nonmetallic AT mines, the pressure plate spring is replaced to reduce the pressure required to initiate the mine. Average Infantry Marine’s weight prod
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newjarheaddean    heraldabc   2/11/2011 11:17:54 AM



I recently found a member with the call sign (heraldabc) posting the fallowing about me.



NJH is flying under false colors and he is not completely rational. Heorot and I agree on few things, but we both agree on this, that Newjarheadean has his lid screwed on so tight, that's its misthreaded.



First of all heraldabc the initials for my call sign would be NJD as in Dean i.e. teaching the Corp the old John Wayne ways, that IMO are being used by the Taliban and others to fight this Buck Rogers little army gang, aka the U.S. Marine corps. I can say that because I am a U.S. Marine. And like the old joke I?m much more dangerous because unlike an active duty Marine I have no one telling me what to do any more LOL. I was born as they say or earned my title back in 1982 at MCRD San Diego Ca.


I also noticed you used the capital (N) and single (D) spelling too.


I don?t bother researching everything about other members or trying to find every little fault to point out, like it appears you do. And you must be just talking out your stern, when it comes to me, due to the fact if you had read anything on my blog you would know I?m not holding back on anything, except my name.




I well say this about my blog, there is a list of my post that shows how many times the post has been read, and some of the best according to me do not show that they have been read. Maybe my blog is being filtered like I have been suggesting.


So let me suggest something to you and all members here, that may have recently found common ground based on your little ?official revealed facts? world being shattered by me. And that is that you can?t find anyone else on the entire so called wild, wild, west, internet that has provided the info I have, not even on the so called terrorist sites imo disinformation sites.


As for you I find it odd that someone who apparently knows so much about so many subjects never has mentioned (that I?ve read) serving in the armed forces yourself. It makes me wonder if your just good at Googleing up things. Maybe abc is used because you?re a small group of people.


I am for real, bub, and always tell the truth about myself and the world I see, even when it hurts. THERE IS NOTHING FALSE ABOUT ME. But go ahead and join the masses that have been trying to put me under for 27 years. And keep claiming you support the troops as you watch them load up in the armored volt to go on another Russian roulette parade. 


?I well bet my lucky star?



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heraldabc       2/11/2011 11:43:45 AM
I simply told one of my peers what you truly are, you psychotic.  
Ignore option set, Braddock. 
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newjarheaddean    heraldabc   2/11/2011 7:51:53 PM
heraldabc's statement...
I simply told one of my peers what you truly are, you psychotic.  

Ignore option set, Braddock. 
well all-writty then! And IMO your last statement might fall under the old question of "can anyone ever say anything about someone else with out saying more about themselves"?
Poor Braddock not even evolved, but your still trying to trash him too. 

Maybe you should take your own advice and ignore me, I would appreciate it. Take care. 
"I well bet my lucky star"
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newjarheaddean    notice   3/31/2011 1:04:51 PM


"I well bet my lucky star' IKYG

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newjarheaddean    part of one of the Defense Appendixes    4/6/2011 4:09:49 PM

I wish members would share their thoughts and combat rules with me. Suggest corrections or improvements. 


APPENDIX DEF. rule # 5


Over all visual tips;

In mountains points of observation can be at great distances. With the nature of desert mountains ruff and rigid i.e. rocky with lots of cracks and crevices makes spotting individuals much more difficult than on the desert floor.  Height or altitude is a real plus in the desert even vehicle height can help a great deal. In the dessert sometimes you can see better at night than at mid day.

Mirages are optical phenomena that occur due to the refraction of light though heated air, rising from a sandy or stony surface. They occur in the interior of the desert about 6 miles from the coast. Mirages distort more in the vertical dimension and are more common when facing the sun. They make objects that are 1 mile or more away appear to move. They also blur distant range contours, so much that you feel as if you are surrounded by a sheet of water from which elevations stand out as islands. 10?/feet of elevation above surface puts you above superheated air close to surface over coming mirage effects. Note 18 inches to three feet above surface aka the sniper zone. Objects at equal height can be invisible to each other up to 2 km range. Mirages can reveal things over the horizon, although they may be distorted to point of non recognition. Much like Sky mapping in the extreme north i.e. sky reflection of land or water leads in ice or patches of snow are visible in clouds. Image approaches perfection as stratus clouds reach uniformity. Visibility from 500-1000 feet of altitude, maximum on very clear day 25 miles, hazy day 3-5 miles. Average horizon, 52 feet per 1 foot of Alt. Another words observers get one mile per 100? of Altitude, 52 or 100 miles per one mile of Altitude ? 

52/100 miles per 1 mile of Alt.


In astronomy, roughly circular line bounding an observer's view of the surface of the earth where the sky and earth seem to meet. This is the visible horizon. At sea the visible horizon is a perfect circle with the observer at its center, (it averages about 2 ½ miles) but on land it is irregular due to topographic features. The distance to the horizon varies as the square root of the observer's elevation for small elevations; at four times the height the distance to the horizon is twice as great.


(DOD) In general, the apparent or visible junction of the Earth and sky, as seen from any specific position. Also called the apparent, visible, or local horizon. A horizontal plane passing through a point of vision or perspective center. The apparent or visible horizon approximates the true horizon only when the point of vision is very close to sea level.



Operating at night, there are 12 nights out of the year of complete darkness according to calendar. Add in weather in some areas of the world like Europe and it could be as many as one hundred. Your eyes may seem to play tricks on you at night. You cannot distinguish one color from another. Your depth perception is reduced.

Moon shadows - With moon angles of 23 to 60 degrees and illumination levels of 30 % or greater, coupled with the moon positioned to the front or side of the aircraft (approximately 9 o?clock-3 o?clock position), crews could pick up shadows and use the contrast for terrain definition. However, with the moon to the rear quadrants (4 o?clock-8 o?clock position), the moon shadows either could not be picked up or were difficult to see. This caused terrain blending, making it extremely difficult to discern increases/decreases in elevation sloping, small buttes, and hills.


Perception that a light is moving a phenomenon called Autokenesis when you stare at a light long enough in the dark it looks like its moving. The illusion of movement, which a static light exhibits when stared at in the dark, is related to the loss of surrounding visual references that normally serve to stabilize visual perceptions. Consequently, naturally occurring small eye movements are perceived by the brain as movement of the light. Under such conditions, the best thing to do is to begin a scan pattern to control the eye movement and thus control illusions. Try to find another light and shift your gaze back and forth between the lights.

"I well bet my lucky star" IKYG

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newjarheaddean    ANYWAYS!    4/6/2011 4:15:04 PM

This info of course goes better with Def. rule number five too.

Finally some useful info in my Gazette. Two back to back articles like an Al-queeeedah attack. But as usual its full of disinformation too. I have edited a lot and used parenthesis and my call sign to indicate my commits.


Tactical Reporting Update; by 2nd Lt. Francis Anello


Scout/Sniper Platoon Commander Course (SSPCC) held at Weapons and Training Battalion at Quantico Va.


A scout/sniper team observing a named area of interest or as a command and control element (i.e., a surveillance and reconnaissance center (SARC)


high-value individuals (HVIs) in order to trigger a subsequent company-sized raid. (Newjarheaddean; would that be like a QRF)


Secondary mission (Newjarheaddean of the Scout sniper) of intelligence gathering. Maintaining reliable communications and providing accurate reporting thus become the essential tasks.


Though we experienced and worked through typical communications challenges, the poor quality and limited tactical utility of reporting plagued our effort. Typically, a less than optimum reporting sequence sounded something like this: Team 1: ?I have a guy in a mandress entering the field.? SARC: ?Roger. Interrogative—what does he look like? Old or young? Clothing description? Is he carrying a weapon? Does he match the HVI description??

Team 1: ?Break, break, break. (Newjarheaddean; please, go, go, go is this really nessisary with today brust communications and last message repeat etc. etc.) He just hopped into a red truck and drove off north.? SARC: ?Roger. What kind of red? Did the registration match anything on the BOLO (be on the lookout) list??


The ubiquitous size, activity, location, unit, time, equipment (SALUTE) report is our common standard. However, the SALUTE report is better suited to the conventional battlefield with unit-sized enemies (e.g., squads, platoons, companies, etc.) than the counterinsurgency (COIN) environment where reporting on individuals and civilian vehicles is a daily occurrence. The SALUTE report is just what the teams defaulted to when reporting on individuals and vehicles, and it failed them—and ultimately nearly cost us mission success. (Newjarheaddean; most of the vets of today I posted with acted as if they had never heard of SALUTE, is this more of the officers trained in traditional tactics while the enlisted die unprepared. And imo no reason to through out the old just modify. Recall I?ve added I.R.W. i.e. ISALUTERW).

A major factor in both the improvement and a potential answer to my second question came as the result of a very fortuitous exchange of personnel between two Marine Corps—ours and the British. For nearly the past 20 years, the two Marine Corps have exchanged snipers and instructors. While either Marine Corps? sniper brings with him an impressive marksmanship and concealment skill set to share, the Royal Marine sniper brings an immense institutional COIN experience. What many Americans may forget is that the Royal Marines have been engaged in

COIN operations almost continuously since the end of World War II, from Malaysia to Northern Ireland.


It is from the latter ?troubles? in Northern Ireland that the Royal Marines developed two reporting formats that potentially address the deficiencies of the SALUTE report in the COIN environment: the A to H report (individual/

HVI report) and the SCRIM report (vehicle report). Using these two formats and coaching from the Royal Marine colour sergeant on loan to the staff of Scout/Sniper School, scout/ sniper teams vastly increased the accuracy and usability of their reporting back to the SARC. An explanation of the reporting formats follows.



A to H Report (Individual/HVI Report)


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