Timothy McVeigh’s final statement to the court was that the government instructs us by its example. For the purposes of the kind of events which the ShieldWall Phalanx will initially be deployed, that is, public rallies, protests, and demonstrations, a study of law enforcement small unit tactics, particularly those of riot police in crowd control, are more immediately appropriate than a study of small unit infantry tactics.
Moving in formation, as a unit, listening for and obeying commands without question or hesitation, and disciplined entry and withdrawal from conflict theaters are integral aspects of ShieldWall Phalanx training.
For examples, if one member of the group is attacked, those ShieldWall Phalanx nearest to them will respond. If a Phalanx member or ally is pulled out of the group by contact with the enemy, a shielded ‘flying wedge’ formation will penetrate the opposing crowd, regain their comrade, and withdraw back to the…
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