Tag Archives: Mark Lonsdale

Criminal Activity in an Insurgent Environment and Counterinsurgency

By Mark V. Lonsdale Paper on the criminal components of insurgency and counterinsurgency (COIN)

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Jumping with US Marine Force Recon

Photo essay by Mark V. Lonsdale With U.S. Marines of Force Recon platoon at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center (MWTC), Bridgeport, CA Marines preparing for a night static line jump into MWTC Pre-jump inspections. Main parachute on the … Continue reading

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ROBAR Firearms NP3 Finish

By Mark V. Lonsdale – STTU Over the years I have tried several finishes on my handguns and rifles, to include conventional gun blue, Pakerizing, black phosphate, hard chrome, electroless ┬ánickel plating, Roguard and NP3. Of all of these, NP3 … Continue reading

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Iraq OIF 2004

A few images from Iraq during the Fallujah uprising Clockwise: Bomb damage assessment from an incoming rocket; with Oscar PSD team; with General Paul Eaton, Combined Military Assistance Training Team (CMATT); morning briefing at Taji Military Camp, just north of … Continue reading

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Afghanistan 2001-2009

With 1st Force Recon at the USMC MWTC on the evening of September 10, 2001. Within hours our whole world would change as we shifted gears from training mode to operations. After doing briefings for Force Recon at Camp Pendleton … Continue reading

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