Victory for human rights (Magnitsky)

The Magnitsky List was not something that was known to most people. The list was thrust back into the limelight when the US drew up the first of the sanctions against Russia for their involvement/backing the Donbass rebels. What was then a thinly veiled attempt to weaponize a piece of legislation in the new cold…

AUSA2016: Dude, where’s my phys sec?

Maybe by writing this post I am confirming that I don’t have a lot of experiences tending many large conferences, but I felt like this should be discussed. There was a completely mind boggling lack of security at AUSA 2016 considering the clientele present. I realize I certainly wasn’t the only veteran or security professional…

Doc. Release: S&W Govt. only catalogue

I brought back something from AUSA that I was excited to share. The scientists in the Inferno successfully reverse engineered the Smith & Wesson MIL/LE only catalogue for digital distribution. Smith & Wesson Govt only catalogue Below is a dramatization of events  at AUSA leading up to acquiring the catalogue.

AUSA 2016: First impressions

I had the fortune and ability to attend this year’s AUSA conference in Washington DC. This was admittedly my first large defense industry conference. I was unfortunately only able to attend the last two days, both of which were¬† disrupted by job obligations but I was able to take some photographs, bring back some literature…

Repost: Afghanistan prepares to surrender.

Clickbait title? You bet. The statement may seem outlandish, but it’s probably not. I read an article from LA Times that I felt was worth sharing. Afghanistan is feverishly working on a deal to amnesty Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and any insurgents related to him including those already incarcerated for war crimes or terrorism. Unfortunately, to judge…