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April 1, 2012

Chris Schulenburg, The World’s Greatest Recon Specialist

Chris Schulenburg, a legend of the Rhodesian Bush War.  As a Selous Scout he conducted solo recce missions of terrorist training camps deep in enemy territory. He did what no other man could, or would, do.  Chris is still around, although he prefers to keep himself out of the spot light.  As I understand it, he is a man of quiet confidence.

About the Author

is an eight year Army Special Operations veteran who served as a Sniper and Team Leader in 3rd Ranger Battalion and as a Senior Weapons Sergeant on a Military Free Fall team in 5th Special Forces Group. Having left the military in 2010, he graduated from Columbia with a BA in political science. Murphy is the author of Reflexive Fire, Target Deck, Direct Action, and numerous non-fiction articles about Weapons, Tactics, Special Operations, Terrorism, and Counter-Terrorism. He has appeared in documentaries, national television, and syndicated radio.

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  • lowvis13

    @ Mr. Murphy I know how old the Chris Schulenburg article is but I was wondering if i could ask you some questions on it? -Schulie is just mentioned in most books with the only firsthand account operation in "The Bush War Rhodesia". Is there any other books? -I read that he used the suppressed Uzi with subs, and it was supposedly useless at 20 paces. I know Rhodesia had access to suppressed AKs with subs, as they are referenced in " See you in November"? - Did he do anything after the bush war as his skills were pretty valuable?

  • Riceball

     @JackMurphyRGR I've always wondered if things wouldn't be better if we simply redrew all of the lines in Africa, started from a clean slate and divide the continent up according to tribal and/or ethnic lines. But then again, that would probably only result in the same tribal rivalries and instead of civil wars we'd just have regular wars between nation states.

  • ArcticWarrior

     @LCpl X  @JackMurphyRGR  Try hiking anywhere along the IS8/IS19 corridor, or anywhere around the mountains of Douglas or Bisbee. When you go bring your NODS and your rifle, and maybe a SAPI plate or two. And smugling 2 leggeds is just as lucrative as anything in powder form. To see that you dont even need to go that far out. Use the main hiking area's in the TUC-PHX corridor. Its a "cold" COIN going on, come see for yourselves.

  • Recon6

     @Old PH2  Best fuckin post today brother!

  • Ben K

     @Old PH2 Ooooh, yes.  Well, since independence, Kenya's political class hasn't exactly changed much - Moi's boys are still around in some form or another.  From my amateur perspective, it was pretty telling that Goldenberg, their "trial of the century" (corruption) was in the headlines when my family moved there and it was in the headlines when I graduated high school and left.  Oh wait, there was one incident where the British High Commissioner had some "choice words" to say about the Kibaki administration, followed closely by accusations of neo-colonialism all 'round.  African politics are truly wondrous and terrifying to behold sometimes.