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The Way Ahead: How We Can Restore Liberty in Our Lifetime

The Way Ahead: How We Can Restore Liberty in Our Lifetime

(Admin Note: For those new to the blog, I’ve espoused these ideas for a long time based on my professional experience as an Intelligence Analyst and a student of guerrilla and insurgent movements.  When we begin breaking down what another American revolution would look like and approach the topic from […]

Swedish PSYOP:  This Way If You Are Gay

Swedish PSYOP: This Way If You Are Gay

Since at least 1962, the Swedish Ministry of Defence has been tracking and defending against Soviet and Russian submarine incursions into its defense zones.  And that story is really no different since Putin has been making his presence known to pro-Western and NATO countries (Sweden is not a member of […]

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South African Mercenaries Are Taking It to Boko Haram

I started reading this article and immediately thought about Max Velocity (not that he’s old, of course) and the discussion of exactly what “old dudes” can do.  I’ll let Max cover that aspect, but I wanted to share a bit about the counterinsurgency aspect of what some South African mercenaries […]

Social Bases and Insurgent Groups

Social Bases and Insurgent Groups

I was sitting at the urgent care doctor’s office on Saturday (I’m fine) when the doc comes in.  I’m reading Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse .  He starts to ask me a few questions about how I’m feeling (didn’t ask me about any guns) and glances down […]

Operation BEACH CRUISER

Operation BEACH CRUISER

Last year a team of eight Intelligence collectors and analysts spun up during the Ferguson riots to test the proof of concept of the Virtual ACE, or Analysis & Control Element.  What we found was that a small team of dedicated volunteers could disseminate threat reporting much faster than any […]


Flashpoint

If Only We Had Their Determination

If Only We Had Their Determination

Following members of ISIS on their social media accounts is a wealth of great information.  It’s been a worthwhile effort to see some of the propaganda they’ve been churning out.  These Daeshbags* who rape and pillage deserve to die, but I have to admire their dedication to their mission. I […]

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III Percent

Redoubts: The Appalachian Messenger

Redoubts: The Appalachian Messenger

(Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) or TL;DR: Go read the first edition of The Appalachian Messenger.  Yours truly wrote a short article about an experience overseas that changed the way I thought about the future of this nation.) With the success of the American Redoubt, many of those living in […]

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Guerrilla Warfare

Social Bases and Insurgent Groups

Social Bases and Insurgent Groups

I was sitting at the urgent care doctor’s office on Saturday (I’m fine) when the doc comes in.  I’m reading Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse .  He starts to ask me a few questions about how I’m feeling (didn’t ask me about any guns) and glances down […]

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Community Defense Framework

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South African Mercenaries Are Taking It to Boko Haram

I started reading this article and immediately thought about Max Velocity (not that he’s old, of course) and the discussion of exactly what “old dudes” can do.  I’ll let Max cover that aspect, but I wanted to share a bit about the counterinsurgency aspect of what some South African mercenaries […]

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Anti-Daesh Propaganda & Propaganda Analysis

Anti-Daesh Propaganda & Propaganda Analysis

(Admin Note: Sorry for the delay in posting.  As soon as I get done writing the Intel Prep of the Community manual, I’ll be able to resume regular posting on this blog.  A new FO Podcast is out, and you can listen to it here.  Also check us out on […]

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Introduction to the Russia Desk

Introduction to the Russia Desk

Next month, we’ll be introducing the new crowdsourced Intelligence feature of Forward Observer and I’m EXTREMELY excited. The new FO website will go up in a few short weeks, thanks to everyone who ordered one of the FO Tab shirts.  We sold 80, which got us 80% of the way […]

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American Redoubt Intel Training Dates & Training Progression

American Redoubt Intel Training Dates & Training Progression

I’m building out my summer training schedule for the American Redoubt.  We have some seats left for the courses below, as well as some availability in May and later in June or July. We’ll be spending one day on Security and then two days of Intelligence Preparation of the Community.  […]

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Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on the Revolution in Intelligence

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter on the Revolution in Intelligence

Steely Dan is my all-time favorite band.  Alive in America is one of the best live albums in the history of music.  So what does that have to do with Intelligence? Well, I had absolutely no idea that a founding member of the band is now a defense analyst in […]

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Chief of Staff: US Army at 33% Readiness

Chief of Staff: US Army at 33% Readiness

In case you didn’t hear it in the mainstream media, the Army Chief of Staff last week said that the U.S. Army is at 33 percent readiness. Full story at Forward Observer.  Thank you for sharing and getting this message out to Americans who need to understand what’s going on. […]

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Crowdsourcing Intelligence: Our OSINT Project

Crowdsourcing Intelligence: Our OSINT Project

(Admin note: This is by far one of the most positive developments to come out of my time in the Patriot/Prepper community.  Please ensure widest dissemination.) One of the features we’re working on for the new Forward Observer website is “crowdsourced” Intelligence collection and analysis.  Crowdsourcing is a model available […]

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EXSUM Redux

EXSUM Redux

It’s been a long while since I last posted an Executive Intelligence Summary; something we refer to as the EXSUM.  They’re going to resume. First, a bit of background.  My second deployment began as a typical Intelligence analyst’s job, where Sergeant Culper worked at a desk for twelve or more […]

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Analysis of the Unconscious: Information versus Intelligence

Analysis of the Unconscious: Information versus Intelligence

University of Virginia psychology professor Tim Wilson estimates that the human brain is capable of receiving 11 million bits of information per second, which puts our brain’s abilities on the level of NSA, at least as far as collection is concerned.  Where our brain falls laughably short is our conscious awareness. […]

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Intelligence Preparation of the Community

We just finished with the first ever iteration of Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC) as a two-day course.  Going forward, IPC is going to be the basic course because it was so helpful for this last group. I have some open training dates this summer and fall, and you […]

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Clearing Up Some OPSEC Confusion

Clearing Up Some OPSEC Confusion

“OPSEC” is one of those buzzwords that gets tossed around frequently, and whenever I read any article in opposition to practicing OPSEC, I just have to wonder if they really understand what it is. To many of the misinformed and uneducated, Operations Security (OPSEC) is a ridiculous concept because, as […]

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