Community Defense Framework

COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

COIN: Seven Lines of Effort for Prepper Security

One threat that many preppers are likely to face post-SHTF is that of the criminal insurgent, or groups of criminals, gangs, mobs, and looters.  This criminal threat will manifest for a few reasons; namely out of the criminal’s need to survive, the availability of unprepared, soft targets, and the community’s […]

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Local Stability in a “Dirty Civil War”

Local Stability in a “Dirty Civil War”

In the Fall issue of Forward Observer Magazine, I had the great opportunity to interview Matthew Bracken, a former Navy SEAL and prolific author (I know you’ve heard of him), about the future of conflict in America.  A potential scenario he talked about was the “dirty civil war”, where a […]

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2015 Training Schedule

2015 Training Schedule

Hey, gang.  I’m working on my 2015 Training Schedule.  I have a few brand new courses added to the line up.  If you or your defense group is interested in learning how intelligence can aid in your security, then get in touch with me.  I’ll be available for one course […]

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Red Yellow Green Blue

Red Yellow Green Blue

Admin Note: Sorry for going so long without posting.  It’s full swing into deer season and I’ve been MIA here as a result. I’ve talked a bit about Red, Yellow, and Green villages in Afghanistan.  They were essentially classifications we assigned to villages as part of a Village Stability Operation […]

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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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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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Gangs & Intelligence Preparation of the Community

Gangs & Intelligence Preparation of the Community

From Newsweek: For St. Louis Gangs, Ferguson Has Become a Recruiting Tool: As they ran through a cloud of tear gas during demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday, Andre Ellis, 17, linked arms with Graig “Shine” Cook, a self-identified Bloods gang member who’d befriended him two nights earlier. … Amid […]

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Another Case for Hearts and Minds

Another Case for Hearts and Minds

(Admin Note: I’ll be teaching intelligence courses online over at the Culper Institute.  If you’re interested in how Intelligence can play a role for preppers and others, then attend Introduction to Intelligence Analysis for free.  That’s my gift to you, but we’re going to be limited to 50 students.  You […]

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Prepping, Post-SHTF and Counterinsurgency

Prepping, Post-SHTF and Counterinsurgency

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Human Intelligence Workshop & Course Schedule

Human Intelligence Workshop & Course Schedule

We’ll be running the first Human Intelligence (HUMINT) Collectors Course & Workshop in Houston, Texas on 12-13 July.  These two days are going to be busy as we cover elicitation and questioning/interrogation techniques.  We’ll also be covering social engineering, or how to create social pretexts to help with our elicitation […]

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