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Going for the Brain: Why al-Qaida Attacks Yemen Intelligence Buildings & Personnel

Going for the Brain: Why al-Qaida Attacks Yemen Intelligence Buildings & Personnel

I haven’t been keeping up with the four-sided war in Yemen probably as much as I should be.  One thing I’ve noticed about the fighting, however, is a concerted effort by al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP; aka Ansar al-Sharia) to attack military intelligence targets across Yemen.  (While everyone’s been […]

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KGB Example of Good Intelligence Analysis

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(Admin Note:  The SHTF Intelligence manual e-version has been sent out by email.  I’m taking care of some very minor changes and then will have the book forever enshrined in print form and distributed.  Thank you for the support.  A few early reviews have been positive, so I hope that […]

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Hurricane Joaquin: How to Get Flood Plain Data

Hurricane Joaquin: How to Get Flood Plain Data

It’s a matter of days before Hurricane Joaquin hits the East Coast; the first in the past 15 months despite lots of enviro-pandering that we’d experience more frequent and severe hurricanes as a result of global warming. At any rate, it’s been a while since I blogged, and in light […]

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Why Your Intelligence Section Must Identify Gang Activity Now

Why Your Intelligence Section Must Identify Gang Activity Now

“Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession.”  – George Washington This past weekend, we had the great fortune to see some of the good, the bad, and the ugly in West […]

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Map of Baltimore Homicides & Intelligence Analysis

Map of Baltimore Homicides & Intelligence Analysis

[Admin Note: I’ll be at the Appalachian Oath Keepers Summit in Gilbert, WV this weekend teaching some basic Intelligence Collection & Analysis skills for community preparedness.  We’ll be covering how to complete an Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC) / Area Study product.  I’ve been adding another chapter to the […]

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Racial Strife, Black Lives Matter and the Prognostications of Domestic Conflict

Racial Strife, Black Lives Matter and the Prognostications of Domestic Conflict

There’s undoubtedly an increased interest in race in America.  Many Americans, myself included, believe that race relations have worsened under the Obama regime, and there are some numbers to back that up (chart below).  In my unlicensed opinion, the exploitation of these rifts has been intentional.  I do believe that […]

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Uses of the Enemy: Mastering Effective Propaganda

Uses of the Enemy: Mastering Effective Propaganda

A couple weeks ago, Donald Trump put himself on the map for me when he said of Senator John McCain, “He’s not a war hero.  He was a war hero because he was captured.  I like people who weren’t captured.”  Knowing that Donald Trump is the quasi-conservative but highly more […]

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11 Critical Variables for Community Intelligence

11 Critical Variables for Community Intelligence

When I was in the Schoolhouse, we trained against a Soviet-style adversary.  This was post-9/11 and Army doctrine was still preparing analysts for intelligence support to conventional force-on-force warfare: tanks, armored vehicles, mechanized infantry and self-propelled artillery.  One of the crowning achievements of earning our MOS was being able to […]

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On Developing Actionable Intelligence

On Developing Actionable Intelligence

(Admin Note: I hope that everyone has a great Fourth of July.  Take a day off and enjoy some time with friends and family; celebrate and get reacquainted with this nation’s Founding.  I certainly will.  I’ll be back next week with another article.  In the meantime, if developing actionable intelligence […]

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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 […]

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