Archive for the 'Military training' Category

MONGOLIA – US Military – Marines lead multinational nonlethal weapons training (2013-08-28)

Posted on August 28 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Senior military leaders from 22 nations, most in the Asia-Pacific region, are gathered in Mongolia this week to learn about nonlethal weapons and how their forces can more effectively use them. The two-day seminar started with demonstrations, including the X26, with Mongolian military participating. Each experienced firsthand how it feels to […]

SOUTH KOREA / US Military – Marines complete Korean Marine Exchange Program 13-10 [including taser exercises] (2013-07-11)

Posted on July 11 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : A training programme has just been completed in Korea strengthening the bond between the U.S. Marine Corps and Republic of Korea Marine Corps. The U.S. Marines demonstrated several techniques included practicing nonlethal methods of apprehending and transporting suspects, taser and oleoresin capsicum spray training. Use by Military Police was at the […]

MOROCCA / US Military – Marines and Moroccans conduct Peace Support Operations (2012-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The US Marines as TASER International salesmen? Marines in a cooperative exercise with Moroccan military provided training in non-lethal techniques – including tasers – to prevent an escalation of force during crowd uprisings. Peacekeepers are often faced with problems in delivering humanitarian aid and disaster relief. Non-lethal arms may be essential. […]

ANTIGUA – Ashland City, Tennessee, native takes part in military training [tasers used in joint US-Caribbean military exercise] (2011-03-15)

Posted on March 15 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Through a local Tennessee paper, we hear of a joint-exercise involving in Antigua: Exercise Tradewinds 2011, involving US Marines and Caribbean forces in which taser volunteering is part of the action. An ideal opportunity to “pass the taser message along”? Not easy to see the relevance of tasers in ” the need […]

ANTIGUA / US Military – Non-lethal weapons training: ‘It’s the option between doing nothing and deadly force’ (2011-03-05)

Posted on March 5 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: “Tradewinds”: A joint military-police U.S. Marines training program in non-lethal weapons held in Antigua – including tasers – “to stun, subdue or capture an enemy combatant or criminal without any loss or life or permanent injury”. Non-lethal weapons training is particularly useful to members of smaller countries, such as those in the […]

BELIZE / US Military – Caribbean nation’s soldiers get training in non-lethal weapons (2010-04-16)

Posted on April 16 2010 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The US Martines organize a week-long training non-lethal weapons and riot control course in Belize with Caribbean military units. Participants also received voluntary taser shots from an X26E taser gun (via a clamp in their boots). “Part of the certification is getting the students to realize the full extent of the […]

IRAQ / US Military – G.I.s in Iraq get tasers, other “non-lethals” (2003-12-11)

Posted on December 11 2003 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : This makes the occupation of Iraq sound humanitarian! In early 2003, 110 US soldiers are trainined in the use of tasers and other weapons designed to hurt, not to kill: “break the cycle of violence,” to quell resistance, control crowds and subdue prisoners of war without causing unwanted Iraqi civilian casualties. […]