BESTMAPS

BESTMAPS

(Admin Note: Sorry for the light posting.  Things are getting back to a regular schedule here at the Culper household.  I’m going to start transitioning to the weekly article over at Forward Observer.  This article will be posted at both places, but seriously, please consider supporting our efforts at Forward […]

2015 Training Schedule

2015 Training Schedule

Hey, gang.  I’m working on my 2015 Training Schedule.  I have a few brand new courses added to the line up.  If you or your defense group is interested in learning how intelligence can aid in your security, then get in touch with me.  I’ll be available for one course […]

Red Yellow Green Blue

Red Yellow Green Blue

Admin Note: Sorry for going so long without posting.  It’s full swing into deer season and I’ve been MIA here as a result. I’ve talked a bit about Red, Yellow, and Green villages in Afghanistan.  They were essentially classifications we assigned to villages as part of a Village Stability Operation […]

SOS Webinar & Prepper Recon Podcast Interview

SOS Webinar & Prepper Recon Podcast Interview

Hey Gang – Here’s the last reminder that you can join us in a webinar to talk about Intelligence & Security for Preppers.  I’ll be giving a ~35-40 minute presentation, followed by about 20 minutes of Q&A.  This is your opportunity to ask me questions that you have about incorporating […]

Free Intelligence Webinar – Tuesday, 07 October

Free Intelligence Webinar – Tuesday, 07 October

Hey Gang – I’ll be doing a free hour-long webinar on Intelligence on Tuesday, 06 October through Summer of Survival.  In this webinar, I’ll be stating the case that all preppers and patriots have the tools available to begin collecting and analyzing intelligence, and we’ll discuss some strategies on how […]


Flashpoint

Intelligence Requirements: Ebola

Intelligence Requirements: Ebola

A friend and I started talking about Ebola and intelligence requirements, so we have some intelligence requirements for everyone.  Let’s crowdsource some OSINT gathering.  I’ll give away a free course through the Culper Institute ($49-$99 value) and a Digital Subscription to Forward Observer Magazine ($24 value) to the Most Valuable […]

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III Percent

Information Operations, Part Three: Operations Security

Information Operations, Part Three: Operations Security

Administrivia: I’ve posted dates for the next ICAC on the Training page.  We have a few seats left for those so inclined. Poor Operations Security (OPSEC) leads to mission failure.  We cover OPSEC in pretty good detail in the ICAC, and this is a decent recap.  Because good OPSEC is […]

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Guerrilla Warfare

Nonattributional Warfare

Nonattributional Warfare

I just read an interesting article entitled, “Epic Landpower Fail,” in which the author, a US Army Major and strategy professor at West Point, makes the point that today all landpower is attributional.  What he means is that landpowers – armies – can be attributed to a specific country.  You […]

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Community Defense Framework

2015 Training Schedule

2015 Training Schedule

Hey, gang.  I’m working on my 2015 Training Schedule.  I have a few brand new courses added to the line up.  If you or your defense group is interested in learning how intelligence can aid in your security, then get in touch with me.  I’ll be available for one course […]

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Recent Posts

STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola): Notes on Intelligence Analysis

STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola): Notes on Intelligence Analysis

(Admin: If you haven’t listened, check out our interview with Jim Rawles of Survival Blog/Patriots, on the Forward Observer Podcast.  New shows each Tuesday.) Well, I guess Ebola broke through to the States before we could push out an intelligence product.  Still, the involvement that we’ve had has been very […]

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Exercise STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola Outbreak)

Exercise STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola Outbreak)

Exercise STABLE PHANTOM is the name of our effort to come together as a community and practice intelligence collection and analysis with real-world implications.  I’ve been running this blog for a number of years trying to catch everyone up to speed on all the different components of intelligence collection and […]

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Forward Observer Podcast, Episode 001

Forward Observer Podcast, Episode 001

I just wanted to let everyone know that the very first Forward Observer Podcast is published.  Thank you for waiting and being patient.  We’ll be publishing a new show each Tuesday.  You can listen to it here.  Or you can subscribe on iTunes Podcast and listen to us on the […]

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Five Reasons Why Russia Won’t Be Invading America

Five Reasons Why Russia Won’t Be Invading America

(Foreward: This post began as the top five reasons, but as I finished the first reason, I quickly saw that four others weren’t needed.  But I’ve included those headings, anyway.) To begin any analysis, you first must be knowledgeable about the subject.  The more you know, or the more data […]

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Intelligence Requirements: Ebola

Intelligence Requirements: Ebola

A friend and I started talking about Ebola and intelligence requirements, so we have some intelligence requirements for everyone.  Let’s crowdsource some OSINT gathering.  I’ll give away a free course through the Culper Institute ($49-$99 value) and a Digital Subscription to Forward Observer Magazine ($24 value) to the Most Valuable […]

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Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life & Death of America’s First Spy

Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life & Death of America’s First Spy

Nathan Hale grew up in Connecticut at a time when church attendance wasn’t just a moral or social obligation, but also a legal one.  His father instilled in him the virtues of being a devout Christian early and often throughout Nathan’s short life.  Later as a young man and student […]

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Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

This article outlines what I see as the four greatest kinetic threats to preppers.  By kinetic, I mean physical threats of force.  This list doesn’t include dehydration, starvation, illness or natural disasters. 1. Your neighbors.  Not only are your neighbors your greatest counterintelligence threat – that is, the threat that […]

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Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Lots of major updates on the news front. First, we’ve published our first online intelligence course at the Culper Institute.  Everyone reading this should take IA101: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis because it will improve your security and it won’t cost you a thing.  You can download the audio and listen […]

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Laughing Out Loud Intelligence (LOLINT)

Laughing Out Loud Intelligence (LOLINT)

From RawStory: A “sovereign citizens” group used unwitting young people to gather information on first responders in Texas, according to an FBI alert recently obtained through a public records request. … The volunteers knocked on doors and told residents they were raising money for an organization designed to help young […]

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Introduction to Intelligence Analysis Is Live

Introduction to Intelligence Analysis Is Live

Intelligence Analysis 101: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis is up at the Culper Institute.  It’s free intelligence training, and you can download the audio to listen on your way to work.  It’s free to sign up, but we do offer other courses for sale that are well worth your time and […]

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