Articles written by: Samuel Culper III

Five Reasons Why Russia Won’t Be Invading America

Five Reasons Why Russia Won’t Be Invading America

(Foreward: This post began as the top five reasons, but as I finished the first reason, I quickly saw that four others weren’t needed.  But I’ve included those headings, anyway.) To begin any analysis, you first must be knowledgeable about the subject.  The more you know, or the more data […]

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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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Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life & Death of America’s First Spy

Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life & Death of America’s First Spy

Nathan Hale grew up in Connecticut at a time when church attendance wasn’t just a moral or social obligation, but also a legal one.  His father instilled in him the virtues of being a devout Christian early and often throughout Nathan’s short life.  Later as a young man and student […]

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Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

This article outlines what I see as the four greatest kinetic threats to preppers.  By kinetic, I mean physical threats of force.  This list doesn’t include dehydration, starvation, illness or natural disasters. 1. Your neighbors.  Not only are your neighbors your greatest counterintelligence threat – that is, the threat that […]

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Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Lots of major updates on the news front. First, we’ve published our first online intelligence course at the Culper Institute.  Everyone reading this should take IA101: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis because it will improve your security and it won’t cost you a thing.  You can download the audio and listen […]

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Laughing Out Loud Intelligence (LOLINT)

Laughing Out Loud Intelligence (LOLINT)

From RawStory: A “sovereign citizens” group used unwitting young people to gather information on first responders in Texas, according to an FBI alert recently obtained through a public records request. … The volunteers knocked on doors and told residents they were raising money for an organization designed to help young […]

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Introduction to Intelligence Analysis Is Live

Introduction to Intelligence Analysis Is Live

Intelligence Analysis 101: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis is up at the Culper Institute.  It’s free intelligence training, and you can download the audio to listen on your way to work.  It’s free to sign up, but we do offer other courses for sale that are well worth your time and […]

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The Virtual ACE

The Virtual ACE

One great thing about you learning intelligence through the Culper Institute is that we can now start doing practical exercises via the web.  The common denominator of all students is that they’ll all have at least the same basic understanding of the intelligence process. This standardized training and understanding of […]

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Online Intelligence Training

Online Intelligence Training

Bottom Line Up Front: I’m creating online intelligence courses based on the ICAC, HUMINT, OPSEC, and Counterintelligence courses.  To roll out the Culper Institute for Intelligence & Security (CIIS), I’m offering all courses at 25% off.  Use code 25GA, and as a reader you’ll get 25% off all our current […]

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Civil Infrastructure Intelligence

Civil Infrastructure Intelligence

One of the greatest things you can give a unit is intelligence on a target.  Intelligence always drives the fight. Today, we’ll briefly look at civil infrastructure and some opportunities for intelligence analysis of buildings.  Urban operations are always more complex.  There are more people, potentially more threats – one […]

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