A thought from someone that would know.
Frank Pinelander Sends
Since the Amateurs and Children like to cite the conflict in Vietnam as their basis for rising up in a glorious People’s Revolution, here’s some interesting pictures from the other side.
Nothing major, except to those that understand history.
What did the North have?
Outside nation-state support. SIGNIFICANT outside nation-state support.
Discipline. RIGID discipline.
Training. Lots of training.
Command structure. RIGID command structure.
A specific and defined mission.
Significant personal sacrifice.
NONE of which exists currently in the IIIper/Prepper/SHTFer crowd.
Here was my comment about Frank’s thoughts,
“Keep it local. Keep it sane. Keep it military. Keep it disciplined.” SMB
This is the only way you come close to realistically accomplishing those things. Just “Local” (as opposed to regional, state, or national ) allows this to occur.
Outside nation-state support- Who would that be? LOL
Discipline- Embarrassment at minimum, banishment at max to enforce rules and regs of conduct and standards.
Training- Close proximity creates an easier environment to train in, especially when you are training to protect loved ones and locals only.
Command structure- Being led by a “Local” that you respect, as opposed to some “Kernal” on the other side of the state or country that is a “Legend in his own mind”, and loves to put out “directives”.
OPSEC- The more people you don’t know that know the info, the less secure the info.
Camaraderie- Obviously, local makes this easier
A specific and defined mission- Protecting your community
Significant personal sacrifice- Something you don’t mind doing for those you know, and that you know would do the same for you.
There’s a reason we use the AFOC “NPT” model. It’s perfect for local organization, it applies the limited military style organization and techniques needed for mission accomplishment (safety of your neighborhood), without the extraneous mil minutia crap that people get wrapped up in when trying to duplicate the military in a civilian setting and not understanding the requirements needed to make it function correctly.”
Here’s a comment from tfA-t, and my follow on reply,