Monday, August 17, 2020


This is coolbert:

Read first from the "RETURN of KINGS" Internet website the story of the
South African Koevet counter-guerrilla/counter-terrorist operations during the time of the South African Bush War period. Then see the You Tube video. Mind you the quality of the video not the best nor is the close-captioned translation so very valid.

"spoor: noun - - 1: a track, a trail, a scent, or droppings especially of a wild animal. 2: a trace by which the progress of someone or something may be followed."

Koevet hardly a conventional military unit conducting conventional military operations. A quasi-military police unit organized ad hoc and becoming in a grudging manner institutionalized. Trackers in the ancient and venerable manner attempting to "cut-sign" as would the American Indian fighting army in the days of the Old West.

COIN [counter-insurgency] often come to rely on unconventional units such as koevet. Theoreticians such as David Galula having commented on the inadequacy of conventional military forces when engaging the insurgent/terrorist enemy. Ad hoc units such as koevet become the rule rather than the exception.

See additional You Tube video the subject the South African Bush war:


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