Community Defense Framework

[IMPORTANT] IPC Webinar Starts Tomorrow

[IMPORTANT] IPC Webinar Starts Tomorrow

Hey Gang – Tomorrow’s webinar on Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC) is an open event.  I do a webinar each month for subscribers of Forward Observer Magazine, but tomorrow everyone is invited, so please share this with your family and friends.  This webinar is the only place on the […]

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If Only We Had Their Determination

If Only We Had Their Determination

Following members of ISIS on their social media accounts is a wealth of great information.  It’s been a worthwhile effort to see some of the propaganda they’ve been churning out.  These Daeshbags* who rape and pillage deserve to die, but I have to admire their dedication to their mission. I […]

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Intelligence Made Easy…

Intelligence Made Easy…

Here’s the bottom line up front… I’m going to spend a couple hours each month sitting down with you, and I’m going to show you how easy it is to incorporate Intelligence skills into your preparedness plan to make you more secure. I think some folks tend to get scared […]

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19 FEB – Intel Prep of the Community Webinar

19 FEB – Intel Prep of the Community Webinar

On 19 February, at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern, I’ll be hosting a free webinar. I’ll be talking about Intelligence Preparation of the Community  (IPC).  This course is unique because there are a LOT of folks talking about preparedness, but their content on security extends the length of a rifle […]

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GoogleEarth PRO Is Now Free

GoogleEarth PRO Is Now Free

I know there will be detractors, however, a friend just alerted me that GoogleEarth PRO (regularly $400) is now available to download for free. GoogleEarth is an incredible resource for Imagery Intelligence (IMINT) collection.  I routinely use it for security planning and conducting Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC). Download […]

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Using Maps & Map Data for Intelligence

Using Maps & Map Data for Intelligence

[On 19 February, Forward Observer University will be hosting a free webinar for Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC).  You’ll get a free e-book and we’ll take you through the planning process with lots of good information, some of which I teach in class.  We’ll make the official announcement later […]

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Pro-Government Militias During Post-SHTF

Pro-Government Militias During Post-SHTF

(Admin Note:  More and more, this blog will become less about my articles and more about snippets and small things I find along the way.  We’ll be continuing to talk about Insurgency and Guerrilla Warfare.  If you’re looking for How To’s and continuing education about Intelligence, head over to the […]

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Reporting from Mosul on the Islamic State

Reporting from Mosul on the Islamic State

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking about how every day life would be affected in the event of a low intensity conflict in the States.  We saw that even though US operations were on-going in Iraq and Afghanistan, and local nationals dealt with the daily threat of insurgent […]

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New Series on Building Order of Battle Products

New Series on Building Order of Battle Products

I’ve started a new series of articles over at Forward Observer on building out Order of Battle intelligence products. Order of Battle products are a core task of the intelligence element, and are critical to having situational awareness in your community. Check it out here.

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‘Getting Your ACE in Gear’ Webinar

‘Getting Your ACE in Gear’ Webinar

The Analysis & Control Element (ACE) is the intelligence element.  I’ve talked at great lengths about why forming a central intelligence element is necessary.  In my courses, I’ve gone into how we’d set up an ACE and talked about some central tasks and responsibilities.  The ACE is the brain of […]

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