Strategy and Tactics

Urban Strategy – John P. Sullivan and Adam Elkus
This two part series provides an insightful glimpse into the issues associated with urban strategy and tactics and is made available with reprint permission from the authors and John Sullivan currently serves as a lieutenant with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department where he is assigned to the Emergency Operations Bureau. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies on Terrorism (CAST). His research focuses on counterinsurgency, intelligence, terrorism, and urban operations. Adam Elkus is an analyst specializing in foreign policy and security. His articles have been published in Red Team Journal, Small Wars Journal, and other associated publications.

Mumbai: Modern Urban Siege
Command of the Cities

Tactical Science and Special Operations – Commander Sid Heal, LASD (Retired)
This extensive library of insightful writings and journal articles dealing with a wide variety of topics associated with police special operations and tactics is authored and provided by Commander Sid Heal, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Commander Heal is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities in police special operations and tactics. The Justice Academy greatly appreciates the contributions of Commander Heal, the National Tactical Officer’s Association, and other publishers for their help in making these valuable training resources available to the national audience of law and justice professionals.Commander Heal may be contacted at [email protected]

Recent Articles About Tactical Science and Special Operations
Ancient Campfires
Bumper Sticker Tactics
Communication Basics
Communications Systems
Crisis Decision Making
Determining Centers of Gravity-Critical Vulnerabilities
End State
Hostile Intent and Present Ability
Near-Miss Paradox
Situational Awareness-Understanding
Sizing Up
Tactical Science-Origins
Tactics, Techniques-Procedures

Original Library Collection
5D Battlespace
5D Battlespace-Police Op Art
Adaptive Decision-Making
Air Combat the Mesh and the Cloud
Bond Relationship Targeting
Center of Gravity and Critical Vunerabilities
Characteristics of Crises and Conflicts
Command and Control Architecture
Command Relationships
Command vs. Control
Commander’s Intent-Tactical Edge
Constraints vs. Restraints
Convergence-bluring of war and crime
Crisis Decision Making Under Stress
Coup d’oeil Concept-1
Debriefings and After Action Reviews
Decision Points and Trip Wires
Decision Making Under Pressure-Shapiro
Decision Making Under Pressure-Shapiro
Drifting Standards and Creeping Missions
Emerging Multi-Organizational Networks
Envisioning an End State
Expressed and Implied Threats
Failure Analysis
Fighting in Five Dimensions
Focus of Effort and Main Effort
Fog and Friction
Force Continuum
Force Multipliers
Four Types of Orders
Function-Command and Control
Good Decisions
Insubordination v. Command Responsibility
Intelligence-7 Characteristics of Intel
Intelligence-Gathering and using
Intelligence-Paradox and Axiom
Intelligence-SALUTE Reports
Intuitive Decision Making for Police
Junctures and Leverage Points
Maneuvering in Time
Micro-terrain vs. Prominent terrain
Mission Tasking
Napoleonic Staff
Nine Principles of War-Apocrypha
Nine Principles of War
OBE Condition
OODA Loop or Boyd’s Cycle
OODA-Louis Robles
Operational Anaylsis-METT-T
OpFor Gaming
Paradigms in Decision Making
Perspectives on Planning
Planning and Implementing
Planning Process
Planning-Branches and Sequels
Planning-Three Types of Plans
Principles of Communications
Priority of Life
Reactions vs. Decisions
Rules of Engagement
Sectors of Fire vs. Fields of Fire
Shaping Operations
Sharp mind-Warrior’s Edge
Situational Awareness and a Common Operational Picture
SOPs and MOUs
Strategies Tactics and Techniques
Tactical Science-A Lesson in
Tactical Trio
Task Saturation
Tempo and Initiative
Terrain Analysis
Terrain Appreciation
Trends, Potentials, Capabilities and Intentions
Windows of Opportunity