Articles written by: Samuel Culper III

Applied Conventional Analytical Tasking

Applied Conventional Analytical Tasking

NOTE: I’ve updated the Training page with upcoming courses for January.  This will be my last trip to the East Coast, maybe forever.  If you haven’t emailed me about getting a course scheduled, then your window of opportunity is JAN/FEB.  Otherwise, I’m going to focus on my relative AO.  Email […]

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OPSEC Considerations for Cell Phones

OPSEC Considerations for Cell Phones

It should be no surprise for anyone to hear that your cell phone is one of your largest liabilities.  Long before the NSA leaks, we knew the general tracking capabilities of government intelligence and surveillance agencies around the world. But today we found out a bit more about their specific […]

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United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB)

United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB)

The United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) on its face isn’t alarming.  I’m not even sure if this database is official or operational but people tracking crime isn’t new, nor is suspect.  You should note that this database tracks non-violent “far-right”crime as well. What I do find alarming, albeit par […]

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Intelligence and Probabilities

Intelligence and Probabilities

We’ve previously covered that the four factors of valuable intelligence information are timely, accurate, specific, and predictive.  Once we’ve collected information and analyzed it to create a finished intelligence product, we absolutely must present that information (which is timely, accurate, specific, and/or predictive) in a clear and concise manner.  What […]

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Quick Update

Quick Update

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I’ve been busy with a few things, including expanding the Security Manual.  As is, it’s a primer but it really should be an entire volume (eventually).  Everyone who purchased the first ‘edition’ will be receiving the second in ebook form at no cost.  […]

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Political Movements

Political Movements

We’ve been going over popular support in secession/resistance/revolution movements, and I’ve received a few questions about how we build popular support, specifically from within the American Redoubt.  (This would apply equally to the Appalachian Redoubt, the Republic of Texas, and any other areas.)  There is a way forward! The bad […]

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Unity of Spirit

Unity of Spirit

Trudging right along in Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife (Nagl), we’re arriving at Mao’s “unity of spirit” concept that exists between his revolutionary army and the people. Whether we’re talking about secession, a resistance or guerrilla campaign, or a full-on revolution, amassing popular support is just as important, […]

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The Problem with Win First

The Problem with Win First

This will be the last defense of secession I post for a while.  I hope many of you are coming around to the idea, especially those of you who live in the American Redoubt.  Secession provides a legal framework and entity (the state government, if we can elect representatives with […]

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“Braying for Secession”

“Braying for Secession”

A day ago I caught a quip about secession that came, maybe coincidentally, after Soups and Knives where I write about the topic.  I don’t think the intent was malicious. And people are braying for secession, as if those Blue areas will never choke them off economically, starve them like Ukrainians, […]

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Soups and Knives

Soups and Knives

I’m going back through and re-reading Nagl’s Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife.  The name of the book comes from T.E. Lawrence’s observation that, “Making war upon insurgencies is messy and slow, like eating soup with a knife.” This morning on a local radio show where I was passing […]

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