Articles written by: Samuel Culper III

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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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.  […]

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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 […]

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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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