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NTOA Publications : Articles

Shaping an EMON
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2018
Page #: 68
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations
Force Projection
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2017
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Use of Force
Force as a Concept
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2017
Page #: 74
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Use of Force
Gaining Situational Awareness
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2017
Page #: 72
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Understanding Situational Awareness
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2017
Page #: 70
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Communications Systems
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2016
Page #: 61
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations
Communication Basics
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2016
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Hostile Intent and Present Ability
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2016
Page #: 64
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Officer Safety, Tactical Concepts, Use of Force
Understanding and Developing Countermeasures
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2016
Page #: 50
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations
NTOA Academy: The Professionalization of SWAT
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2016
Page #: 52
Subject(s): Training
End State
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2015
Page #: 74
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTP)
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2015
Page #: 70
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts
The Near-Miss Paradox
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2015
Page #: 52
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations, Training
Bumper Sticker Tactics
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2015
Page #: 26
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations, Terminology
Ancient Campfires - The Origins of Tactical Science
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2015
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Sizing Up
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2014
Page #: 60
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Expertise
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2014
Page #: 62
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts
Sensemaking
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2014
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts
Book Review - "Stalling for Time: My Life as an FBI Hostage Negotiator," by Gary Noesner
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2014
Page #: 38
Subject(s): Book Reviews, Crisis Negotiations
Crisis Decision Making
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2014
Page #: 76
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations
Adaptive Leadership
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2013
Page #: 30
Subject(s): Command/Leadership
Analyzing and Learning from Tactical Failure
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2013
Page #: 32
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, General Topics, Tactical Operations
Information Evaluation
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2013
Page #: 86
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Intelligence Gathering, Tactical Concepts
Adaptive Decision-Making
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2013
Page #: 82
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts
Principles of War: The Apocrypha
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2013
Page #: 68
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Phases of Hostage Recovery Operations
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2012
Page #: 88
Subject(s): Hostage Rescue, Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations
Junctures and Leverage Points
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2012
Page #: 72
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Book Review: "Columbine" by Dave Cullen
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2012
Page #: 42
Subject(s): Active Shooter Response, Book Reviews, School Violence
Priority of Life
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2012
Page #: 84
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Use of Force
Insubordination vs. Command
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2012
Page #: 82
Subject(s): Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts
Command Relationships
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2011
Page #: 82
Subject(s): Behavioral Sciences, Command/Leadership, Tactical Concepts
Anti-Terrorism vs. Counter-Terrorism
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2011
Page #: 68
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Terrorism
Swarming Tactics
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2011
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Strategy, Tactics and Techniques - Three of a Kind
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2011
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations
Camouflage
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2010
Page #: 50
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
The Tactical Trio
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2010
Page #: 40
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Five-Dimensional Battlespace
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2010
Page #: 60
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
OpFor Gaming
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2010
Page #: 50
Subject(s): Policy, Procedures and Plans, Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations, Training
Only Human - Perceptual Limitations and Distortions in Stressful Situations
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2009
Page #: 44
Subject(s): Behavioral Sciences, Training
Failure Analysis
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2009
Page #: 64
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts, Tactical Operations, Training
Debriefings and After Action Reports
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2009
Page #: 68
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Laser Illumination: How to Protect Tactical Officers
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2009
Page #: 22
Subject(s): Firearms and Equipment, Tactical Operations, Terrorism
Drifting Standards and Creeping Missions
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2009
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Determining Centers of Gravity and Critical Vulnerabilities
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2009
Page #: 54
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Paradigms in Tactical Decision-Making
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2009
Page #: 88
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Splitting an EMON
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2008
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Seven Characteristics of Good Intelligence
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2008
Page #: 54
Subject(s): Intelligence Gathering, Tactical Concepts
Shaping Operations
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2008
Page #: 66
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Commander's Intent
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2008
Page #: 52
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
SOPs and MOUs
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2007
Page #: 64
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Windows of Opportunity
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2007
Page #: 46
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Force Multipliers
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2007
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
A Sharp Mind is the Warrior's Edge
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2007
Page #: 96
Subject(s): Command/Leadership
Weather Analysis
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2007
Page #: 68
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Book Review: Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America by Radley Balko
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2007
Page #: 100
Subject(s): Book Reviews, Media Relations
Force Continuum
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2006
Page #: 64
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Principles of Communications
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2006
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
C4I Management Software
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2006
Page #: 76
Subject(s): Technology
Terrain Appreciation
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2006
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Reinforcements
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2006
Page #: 54
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Tactical Diagramming - Part Two
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2005
Page #: 38
Subject(s): Tactical Operations
Operational Analysis (METT-T)
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2005
Page #: 64
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Tactical Diagramming - Part One
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2005
Page #: 50
Subject(s): Tactical Operations
Bond Relationship Targeting
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2005
Page #: 82
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Command and Control
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2005
Page #: 42
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Operations
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2005
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
ABC3s of Profiling
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2004
Page #: 36
Subject(s): General Topics
SWAT Robotics
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2004
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Technology
Intelligence
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2004
Page #: 72
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Cyber Command Post
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2004
Page #: 72
Subject(s): Technology
Logistics
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2004
Page #: 78
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Reactions vs. Decisions
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2004
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Use of Technology by SWAT teams
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2004
Page #: 68
Subject(s): Technology
Task Saturation
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2004
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Components of a Tactical Plan
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2003
Page #: 50
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Rules of Engagement
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2003
Page #: 72
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Three Types of Tactical Plans
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2003
Page #: 44
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
21st Century Tactics: Fighting in the Fifth Dimension
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2003
Page #: 21
Subject(s): Tactical Operations
Tactical Planning Process
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2003
Page #: 52
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Characteristics of Crises and Conflicts
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2002
Page #: 57
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Intelligence Paradox and Intelligence Axiom
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2002
Page #: 56
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Gathering and Disseminating Intelligence
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2002
Page #: 55
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Situational Awareness and a Common Operational Picture
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2002
Page #: 43
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Maneuvering in Time
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2001
Page #: 60
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Hostage Recovery FAQs
Publication: CNT Summer 2001
Page #: 8
Subject(s): Crisis Negotiations
Hostage Recovery FAQs
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2001
Page #: 20
Subject(s): Hostage Rescue
Nine Principles of War
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2001
Page #: 49
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Symmetric and Asymmetric Strategies
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2001
Page #: 59
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Topic Area: Planning and Implementing (Napoleonic Staff)
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2001
Page #: 59
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Topic Area: Planning and Implementation (Diversions)
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 2000
Page #: 69
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Planning and Intelligence (Terrain Analysis)
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2000
Page #: 73
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Book Review: Sound Doctrine: A Tactical Primer
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 2000
Page #: 104
Subject(s): Book Reviews
Implementation (OODA Loop or Boyd's Cycle)
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 2000
Page #: 65
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Intelligence (Trends, Potentials, Capabilities and Intentions)
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 2000
Page #: 76
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Topic Area: Planning (Branches, Sequels and Couplings)
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1999
Page #: 69
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Topic Area: Implementation (Mission Tasking)
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 1999
Page #: 93
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Topic Area: Planning (Command and Control Architecture)
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 1999
Page #: 58
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Topic Area: Planning (Emerging Multi-Organizational Networks - EMONs)
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 1999
Page #: 62
Subject(s): Tactical Concepts
Intelligence (SALUTE Reports)
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1998
Page #: 73
Subject(s): Terminology
Implementation - Four Types of Orders
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 1998
Page #: 77
Subject(s): Terminology
Implementation (Command vs. Control)
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 1998
Page #: 83
Subject(s): Terminology
Planning & Implementation (Decision Points & Trip Wires)
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1997
Page #: 81
Subject(s): Terminology
Intelligence - EEIs, OIRs and Assumptions
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 1997
Page #: 61
Subject(s): Terminology
Planning and Implementation (Focus of Effort and Main Effort)
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1996
Page #: 75
Subject(s): Terminology
Implementation (Tempo and Initiative)
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 1996
Page #: 75
Subject(s): Terminology
Planning (Expressed and Implied Threats)
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 1996
Page #: 71
Subject(s): Terminology
Terrain Analysis (Sectors vs. Fields of Fire)
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 1996
Page #: 71
Subject(s): Terminology
Crisis Decision Making
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1995
Page #: 82
Subject(s): Terminology
Tactical Resolution Challenge: The House That Dope Built, TRC #94-1
Publication: Tactical Edge Summer 1994
Page #: 59
Subject(s): Tactical Operations
Diversionary Devices, Down and Dirty
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 1994
Page #: 26
Subject(s): Less Lethal
A Dozen Lessons
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1992
Page #: 7
Subject(s): Crowd and Riot Control
Operational Planning
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 1992
Page #: 16
Subject(s): Command/Leadership
The Fear Virus
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 1992
Page #: 15
Subject(s): TEMS
Flashbangs: Why and How Part III
Publication: Tactical Edge Spring 1990
Page #: 7
Subject(s): Less Lethal
Flashbangs: Why and How Part II
Publication: Tactical Edge Winter 1990
Page #: 20
Subject(s): Less Lethal
Flashbangs: Why and How
Publication: Tactical Edge Fall 1989
Page #: 9
Subject(s): Less Lethal