November 30


How to Resist Torture or Interrogation using S.E.R.E. Wartime Tactics

By Kit Arthur

November 30, 2021

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How to resist torture when you've been captured during wartime. If you do this right, you can lead your captors into an ambush and escape.

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How S.E.R.E. is Connected to Torture Resistance

First, I would like to explain that there is a reason why evasion & escape tactics are so heavily notated by professionals in the tactical field. This is because no one wants to end up using their training on how to resist torture and/or interrogation by the enemy.

Furthermore, I don't know a single person that wanted to get caught and tortured. Let me repeat that obvious statement, no one wants to have to resist torture. This is why resistance training (how to resist torture) is crucial. So PAY ATTENTION!

No ONE can 100% Resist Torture

You are going to talk. It is just a matter of time. No one can resist torture 100% without breaking eventually. The key here is to give you time to escape and your family, team, community, etc. enough time to relocate and/or change vital information before you talk. 3 days should be your goal.

However, there is a way that you can talk in such a manner that it sets up your captors for an ambush and gives you a chance to escape.

Thinking Ahead

This is best done if you've worked with your community, your team and your family ahead of time. This way, in the event that anyone gets captured, your network will know what to do.

The first thing is to mislead your captors by telling half-truths. An entire lie is too easy to see past. So you're going to want to run with something that is easy for you to remember and believable. 

Setting the Ambush

For example: I'm being interrogated and I tell my captors that my family probably ran to the church after the attack. The reason why I think this is because they are familiar with the church, they have a key to the building and there is food, water and shelter there.

However, what my captors didn't know was that my family went in the opposite direction and the church was actually guarded by the community in that area. 

Furthermore, it'll be even better if you can convince them to take you along and show them the way. This gives you a chance to escape and/or give your network a chance to rescue you at the church.

How to Resist Torture with S.E.R.E.

In conclusion, what I've mentioned in this article is just a very small taste of what can go into how to resist torture after you've been captured.

Finally, to really get a better idea of how this works and discover more tactics that you can use on how to resist torture and escape your captors (or avoid getting captured to begin with), I highly recommend that you enroll in my S.E.R.E eCourse. Click the button to learn more. 

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Kit Arthur

About the author

Arthur is the founder and CEO of Tackleberry Solutions. He created this business to teach others realistic wartime tactics based off of personal experience and training. This is contradictory to other tactical instructional classes that focus on the shooting aspect for "tacticool" looks and "accuracy" instead of real-life wartime scenarios. - Arthur has dedicated his life to saving others from hardships and war. His core belief is that the only answer to surviving mass devastation is by being prepared & working together. His goal is to teach that concept to as many people as possible.

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