Forward Observer Magazine Update – PLEASE READ

Forward Observer Magazine Update – PLEASE READ

Hey Gang – First, I’d like to thank everyone for their support of our project at Forward Observer Magazine.  We’ve been growing pretty steadily, and working through some growing pains.  We certainly appreciate your support. We’ve been growing at a pace that I can no longer keep up with.  Forward […]

COMINT and A Note On Intelligence Exploitation

COMINT and A Note On Intelligence Exploitation

(Admin note: I’m writing a weekly column each Thursday over at Forward Observer in a blog called The ACE.  The latest is “Mowing the Grass”: Five Lessons We Can Learn About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  Be sure to check out our work over there.) The Grugq (Twitter / Blog — you […]

Implications of a Domestic Insurgency

Implications of a Domestic Insurgency

Here are a number of points to consider in the event that an insurgent conflict breaks in in America. 1.  Whenever we talk about conflict, we have to consider the implications on both sides of collateral damage and civilian casualties.  A common practice for the US Army and Marine Corps […]

Urban Charger Intelligence Report (Ferguson Riots)

Urban Charger Intelligence Report (Ferguson Riots)

Well, we’ve wrapped up most of the intelligence activity from Urban Charger, our effort to battle track the Ferguson riots. We had a great group of guys involved at all levels; from OSINT and COMINT collection and reporting on the front side to the intelligence analysis on the back side.  […]

Best Practices for a Compendium of OPSEC Violations

Best Practices for a Compendium of OPSEC Violations

“Never provide unnecessary details.”  That’s something that I always teach in my Operations Security (OPSEC) classes.  I’s a pretty self-explanatory statement, and it should be easy to follow.  But today I read an article on Mother Jones, the infamously leftist news magazine, about a current Army soldier who spoke about […]


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

Local Stability in a “Dirty Civil War”

Local Stability in a “Dirty Civil War”

In the Fall issue of Forward Observer Magazine, I had the great opportunity to interview Matthew Bracken, a former Navy SEAL and prolific author (I know you’ve heard of him), about the future of conflict in America.  A potential scenario he talked about was the “dirty civil war”, where a […]

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Guerrilla Warfare

COMINT and A Note On Intelligence Exploitation

COMINT and A Note On Intelligence Exploitation

(Admin note: I’m writing a weekly column each Thursday over at Forward Observer in a blog called The ACE.  The latest is “Mowing the Grass”: Five Lessons We Can Learn About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  Be sure to check out our work over there.) The Grugq (Twitter / Blog — you […]

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Community Defense Framework

COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

One threat that many preppers are likely to face post-SHTF is that of the criminal insurgent, or groups of criminals, gangs, mobs, and looters.  This criminal threat will manifest for a few reasons; namely out of the criminal’s need to survive, the availability of unprepared, soft targets, and the community’s […]

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Recent Posts

AR-15 Stolen from Police Cruiser in Ferguson, MO

AR-15 Stolen from Police Cruiser in Ferguson, MO

2200 Central:  Several minutes ago, our ACE team heard over the police channels that an AR-15 had been spotted behind a Meineke Car Care store.  A minute or two after that, police reported that an AR-15 had been stolen from an unattended police vehicle.  Before that, and since then, there […]

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COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

One threat that many preppers are likely to face post-SHTF is that of the criminal insurgent, or groups of criminals, gangs, mobs, and looters.  This criminal threat will manifest for a few reasons; namely out of the criminal’s need to survive, the availability of unprepared, soft targets, and the community’s […]

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Appalachian Redoubt on the Forward Observer Podcast

Appalachian Redoubt on the Forward Observer Podcast

The NC Renegade, Dr. Dan, and Concerned American joined me to talk about the Appalachian Redoubt, being prepared, and building community.  Thank you for the support and for listening. Follow the link below or just click Play at the bottom of this post. https://readfomag.com/2014/11/fo-podcast-episode-008-appalachian-redoubt-the-mountain-way/ We’re pushing out a new podcast […]

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URBAN CHARGER: APC in Ferguson – OSINT Study

URBAN CHARGER: APC in Ferguson – OSINT Study

Yesterday I came across this photo (below) of a likely M1117 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) reportedly taken in the vicinity of Ferguson, MO.  The photo was likely taken on 05 November 2014, and we can confirm that the photo was taken IVO Ferguson, MO. Now we look at the same […]

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Operation URBAN CHARGER – Ferguson Riots

Operation URBAN CHARGER – Ferguson Riots

We’ll be spinning up the Virtual Analysis & Control Element (ACE) to battle track the potential Ferguson riots under the name Operation URBAN CHARGER.  If you’d like to sign on as a collector or analyst, get in touch with me on Unseen (Guerrillamerica) and request to be added to the […]

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Local Stability in a “Dirty Civil War”

Local Stability in a “Dirty Civil War”

In the Fall issue of Forward Observer Magazine, I had the great opportunity to interview Matthew Bracken, a former Navy SEAL and prolific author (I know you’ve heard of him), about the future of conflict in America.  A potential scenario he talked about was the “dirty civil war”, where a […]

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What We Can Learn from US Intelligence in Afghanistan

What We Can Learn from US Intelligence in Afghanistan

Here’s a list of updates. 1. All Fall issues of Forward Observer have been sent out.  We about 40 left, and then that’s it.  If you’d like to read it, you can order one here.  There are some great articles, including one about Francis Marion, aka the “Swamp Fox”, who […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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