When I first joined the military in 1988, Communists were considered the primary threat/enemy, specifically, the Union of Soviet Socialists Republic. To a lesser extent, the Communist Chinese were also a threat, but after Nixon “made friends”, they weren’t really considered an “Issue”…..right?
Fast forward to today, and we are now experiencing a Communist insurgency in our own country being waged by multiple entities. We understand that all of them, no matter the overt, publicly stated ideology, are striving towards the same ends. I grew up reading Soldier of Fortune magazine in the late 70’s and 80’s. One of the main topics of articles there was Communist Insurgency. More specifically, Communist insurgencies in places like Central and South America and Africa.
To make a long story short, many of the activities we are seeing and experiencing are following the playbook that, as a child, I watched play out in many…
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