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On War: Understanding the Importance of Doctrine

On War: Understanding the Importance of Doctrine

Doctrine is an important topic in warfighting, and perhaps the most important area for an intelligence officer to understand.  Doctrine defined is The guiding principles that an adversary uses to plan and execute his operations.  When we understand adversary doctrine, we’re better informed about what he might do in the […]

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Great Interview on the I Am Liberty Podcast

Great Interview on the I Am Liberty Podcast

Last week I had the great opportunity to go on the I Am Liberty Podcast, in what has been one of the best interviews I’ve had.  I talk about community security and the use of intelligence.  Great interview, highly recommend that you listen.   Here’s the link, or you can […]

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Why Intelligence Is the Best Use of Your Time Right Now

Why Intelligence Is the Best Use of Your Time Right Now

(Admin note:  I had been asked, more or less, about the value of attending the SHTF Intelligence course.  This is the long response.)   “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, […]

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Intelligence for SHTF

Intelligence for SHTF

Over the past several weeks, we’ve shipped copies of SHTF Intelligence to hundreds of readers in the Patriot and Prepper community.  The response has been overwhelming, and I’m deeply appreciative of the support. I’m not married.  I have no kids.  I didn’t write this book to help my family, I […]

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Community Defense & the Elements of “Soft Power”

Community Defense & the Elements of “Soft Power”

(Admin Note:  This article first appeared at Forward Observer.) If hard power is violence and coercion, then soft power is influence and motivation. American power projected across the globe teaches that violence has its limitations. To modify a turn of phrase, war is not always the answer. Coercion causes resentment […]

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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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Markets Bloody – Here’s Your Community Security Checklist

Markets Bloody – Here’s Your Community Security Checklist

As if you weren’t already aware, Asian markets are bleeding all over the place today (0100 hrs Eastern).  The European markets open at 0300 hrs Eastern, which I’m not staying up for, but the safe bet is on seeing Western markets open down, too. I’m not ready to quote Fred […]

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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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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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