DEBATE 3: The Best Way to "Slice the Pie"

The tactical concept of “slicing the pie” has been around for many years and is known by several names including “threshold evaluation,” and “angled clearing.” Special Tactics advocates a slightly different approach to its execution than what is taught by some other tactical schools. The key difference is speed. While some schools advocate executing the movement very slowly, Special Tactics suggests moving as quickly as possible while maintaining some degree of weapon accuracy.

Single-Person Close Quarters Battle

The scenario of a single Soldier or SWAT officer having to operate alone is relatively unlikely and often receives little attention. However, for ordinary citizens or for police officers responding to an emergency call, the chances of having to operate alone are quite likely, yet there are almost no tactical references (books, videos or classes) that provide useful information on the subject of single-person tactics. Special Tactics has just published a digital manual to help fill the dangerous capability and knowledge gap in the area of single-person tactics.

Good Training vs. Bad Training

Quality tactical training is essential for keeping our military and law enforcement professionals at the top of their game. However, many training courses, schools and unit-level training exercises fail to achieve true, sustainable performance enhancement. This article provides a simple list of twelve questions to help leaders and students gauge the quality of tactical training programs.

Maneuver Warfare: Common Misconceptions (Pt. 1)

Proponents of Maneuver Warfare are often labeled as mavericks who have trouble conforming to military culture and discipline. In turn, "Maneuverists" often brand their opponents as uncreative micromanagers who can only win with overwhelming firepower. However, such heated debates are often misguided and founded on misunderstanding. Several key insights can help illuminate the true essence of Maneuver Warfare and its opposite: “Synchronization Warfare.”