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Capture Avoidance Card

  GTA 80-01-002 provides tips for US Army Soldiers for avoiding capture.
GTA 80-01-002 was produced by the US Army's Asymmetric Warfare Group at Fort Meade, designed to give Soldiers who might find themselves in Enemy territory techniques for avoiding capture, as well as some tips for recovering personnel who have been captured.

Includes: The Basics Evasion Aids 5 Point Contingency Planning Unit Considerations for Threat Reduction Rally Point Planning Counter Surveillance Tips Cross Cover Reactionary Gap (21 Foot Rule) Considerations if Captured Isolated Soldier Guidance (ISG) ISG Planning and Response Resources

This App has the 16 pages of that GTA in an easy to flip through card deck so that it can be studied on the go.

Additionally, there is a menu to jump to the other cards.

OK, this is another app that allowed us to learn a bit more. Essentially, I was contacted by someone in the Asymmetric Warfare Group asking about apps and was sent this card (I was sent a sniper card, but it was FOUO, so I asked for a different one). This is essentially just 16 images in an image viewer and the user slides across them to read them. Very simple. But when we did it, I left the images in full resolution, because they looked very good on the Dell Streak that I was testing. Then, when we uploaded the first app, it crashed on the Droid series of phones because of the way we were loading all of the images into memory -- it turns out that the Droid handled heap memory differently. So, instead of fixing the problems, I just made the images smaller and it worked. But, once again, it showed that Android has complexities that make it difficult.

And one more thing that is interesting is that around the time that I was doing this app, someone suggested that I look into some of the programs that track metrics on app usage. So, I installed an API for one so I could see where the app was being used. The result is that when you download the app, it asks for fine location (to know where you are when you are using it). Subsequently, I can now see pretty good statistics of where people are using the app -- not that I can track to a certain person, but I can see that 100 people have used this near Fort Hood, for example. Really good stats. Of course this means that people just hit accept when they download, and really don't go back and follow up. In this case, it is pretty benign, but it is another part of the story.

Android (Capture Avoidance Card)

  Date Released on Android: 1/5/2011
Android Downloads: 27371

Screenshots for Capture Avoidance Card on Android


Table of Contentas

The Basics

Shows how the images slide

Cross Cover