People Meanwhile in Kiev Recoil Staff February 24, 2014 Join the Conversation Robert Beckhusen wrote an interesting article over on War is Boring a few days ago. In it he discuss the use of technology during the protests and riots. We've seen technology used in public anti-government protests before. The blogosphere and even national news media was agog with how Twitter, Facebook and others helped do everything from rallying support for massive public demonstrations (remember Egypt?) to coordinating anti-government military operations (as they did in Libya). Beckhusen, however, talks medieval tech – where police units utilized Roman Legion formations to move safely through streets alive with hurled objects, home-made munitions and Molotov cocktails. We've seen some of this “adhocery” or field expedient primitive artillery for some time now in Syria. Perhaps social media is helping spread that too. None of what he writes is necessarily “breaking news” to those people who have following events in Ukraine, but if you haven't it's certainly a nice summary: Read the article in its entirety here. You should also take a moment to watch this bagpiper playing during the madness. Just because. War is Boring is a Medium.com channel. You can follow it here: https://medium.com/war-is-boring/ Explore RECOILweb:The 5.11 ABR Rifle: Does this gear match my pants? (3 of 3)High Speed Gear's newest goodnessTriple Aught Design: TAD Intercept Pant in NeoshellFederal Forges Ahead with New Look, New Name, New Products NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.