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Articles written by: Samuel Culper III

Forthcoming Intelligence Book, Untitled – Feedback Requested

Forthcoming Intelligence Book, Untitled – Feedback Requested

I’ve finished a draft outline and the first chapter of my new book on Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC).  Consider this the textbook/field manual to accompany security planning for your home/homestead and community.  I’m going to describe in detail the types of Intelligence information you’ll need to collect.  It’s […]

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Syrian Rebels and the Digital Honeypot

Syrian Rebels and the Digital Honeypot

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially if you’re a Syrian rebel… From NYT: To the young Syrian rebel fighter, the Skype message… appeared to come from a woman in Lebanon… interested in his cause. Her picture, in a small icon alongside her name, showed a fair-skinned 20-something in […]

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After Action Reviews #2-3: Class 16-2

After Action Reviews #2-3: Class 16-2

[Admin note: Here are two additional After Action Reviews (AAR) from a class held earlier this year – thank you for sending them along. I have two speaking/training events scheduled in Washington State in May and June. I’m traveling to speak at the Northwest Preparedness Expo and the 2015 Arms […]

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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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Personal/Group OPSEC Webinar is Tonight

Personal/Group OPSEC Webinar is Tonight

Hey Gang – it’s that time again.  Tonight at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern, I’ll be teaching a Personal/Group Operations Security (OPSEC) class for the Patriot-Prepper.  The course will last about an hour, followed by some Q&A time.  And, of course, we’ll have an Action Plan to get you going […]

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AAR: Class 16-2

AAR: Class 16-2

(Admin Note: This is an After Action Review sent in from a class held earlier this year.  I really enjoyed my weekend with this group.  Their dedication to family and community preparedness is among the best I’ve seen, and that made the course so much easier to teach.) BEGIN AAR […]

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ASCOPE Factors in Intelligence Collection for the Patriot-Prepper

ASCOPE Factors in Intelligence Collection for the Patriot-Prepper

One of my favorite things about Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Community (IPB/IPC) is learning more about where I live.  Many people point out that now is the time to collect information, when information is so freely available.  We don’t yet know what Net Neutrality will do to the internet (although […]

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Community Security Strategies & COIN Success on the Tactical Level

Community Security Strategies & COIN Success on the Tactical Level

The more we think about post-SHTF threats to our communities, the more concerned we become about the local police state and gang/tribal warfare.  Tribal conflict arises around the world in places where the previous governing bodies vacate or simply lack authority.  This power vacuum is a marquee enabler of every […]

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AAR: Pathfinder from Class 43-1

Income density IVO Ferguson.

“Pathfinder” is a retired Army flag-officer who attended the Intelligence Collection & Analysis Course (ICAC). //BEGIN AAR I was first introduced to the [Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield (IPB)] process in 1989 at the Army Command & General Staff College.  Applied it as a battalion, brigade, and division assistant operations […]

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The Three Types of Insurgencies

The Three Types of Insurgencies

There’s a sizable number of those in the Patriot community who believe that restoring Liberty will come to violence and, of those, a great number believe that an insurgency is the way forward. Insurgencies are often how the disaffected few, be they religious, ethnic, or political/ideological groups, respond to the […]

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