November 13


Invaded: Smuggling and the Trojan Horse During War

By Kit Arthur

November 13, 2021

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Invaded: Smuggling people and materials in and out of enemy lines can very quickly become a necessity when war is concerned. Here's how.

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Smuggling During War

During a wartime environment, one of the many things people will do for a living is to smuggle supplies and people. Not to mention, that they can also effect "Trojan Horse" maneuvers. 

In addition to being slick and smart, a good smuggler will do their homework. While there are countless ways to do this, I'm going to share with you 3 ways that you can effect the smuggle (or trojan horse) to get supplies and/or people to your chosen objective. This includes both inside and outside of the restricted area.

# 1 Smuggling Poop (Yes, You Read that Right)

When I was in Iraq, one of the things I noticed was that sewage trucks didn't really have any trouble getting into or out of our base. Of course the TCP would talk to them and get their information, but the guards would only halfway inspect the truck.

Why? Because no one really wants to mess with someone else's fecal matter. You can pretty much expect the dog to walk around the truck, smelling for bombs and personnel (but they're mostly after bombs.)

At the same time, another guy is going to use a mirror to check the undercarriage of the truck.

The smell of poop will throw the dogs off the scent. As well as prevent the inspectors from wanting to open valves and lids to take a good look inside. (In the event that they do, a small reservoir of poop at the valve or opening would deter you from being compromised.)

# 2 Smuggling Garbage

Like the septic truck, a garbage truck is going to smell to high heavens. It'll be very easy for you to get guys in and out of it as well as hide them under the piles of garbage. 

Unlike a poop truck, it is very normal to see a garbage truck traveling in and out of a location on a daily basis at least two or three times.

Therefore, posing as a garbage pickup man for about a week before trying to effect the smuggle, would desensitize any guards at a TCP to you as well as anything you were really doing. 

As a result, you could effectively smuggle in a package or people in or out of the contained area.

Getting your hands on that equipment is even easier than a poop truck.

# 3 Posing as the Enemy

While this is very risky, it is also doable and can yield the highest gain.

In a time of war, it is not uncommon for recon soldiers to pose as the enemy. Even wearing enemy uniforms and speaking the enemy's language. 

There has been numerous times that good recon soldiers have been able to get in and sabotage entire instillations simply because they posed as the enemy. 

The only issue is that this requires enemy uniforms, vehicles, weapons, and two or three people that can actually speak the language/lingo. 

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Kit Arthur

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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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