Community Defense Framework

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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Tactical PSYOP: the Groundwork of Local Security

Tactical PSYOP: the Groundwork of Local Security

Nationally, at the strategic or operational level, I think we have a good deal of pro-Liberty Psychological Operations (PSYOP) activity.  The alternative news outlets, blogs and those who leverage social media and the internet to turn videos, images or memes into viral Liberty campaigns are achieving operational-level success. I think […]

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Three Steps to Improving Prepper Intelligence

Three Steps to Improving Prepper Intelligence

This blog’s readership consists mostly of Patriots and Preppers.  This growing subsection of America is the entire reason this blog exists, and I’m here to advise and enable better security for your communities and homesteads.  If there were just three steps you could take this week to improve your intelligence […]

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Mission Analysis & the Four D’s

Mission Analysis & the Four D’s

I recently started incorporating the four D’s into Mission Planning and Analysis.  The mission drives intelligence and intelligence drives the fight.  Therefore if we don’t understand the mission, we can’t drive the fight. The mission of protecting your family and community through tactical engagement is not enough.  There’s a reason […]

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The Quick Start ACE

The Quick Start ACE

Aveighter from the MVT Intelligence Support to the Warfighter Forum asked a really great question – how do we spin up an Analysis and Control Element (ACE) in record time to respond to a time-sensitive event like the Nevada/Bundy Ranch incident?  I’ve outlined the answer in two sections below (sorry […]

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