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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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Developing A Community Intelligence Program Textbook – Now Available for Pre-Order

Well, the wait is finally over (almost).  I’m adding some charts and pictures, and the book is in various stages of being edited, so I’ve made the Developing A Community Intelligence Program manual available for pre-order. This is THE textbook for building a community Intelligence program.  Whether you’re a militia member or […]

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South African Mercenaries Are Taking It to Boko Haram

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I started reading this article and immediately thought about Max Velocity (not that he’s old, of course) and the discussion of exactly what “old dudes” can do.  I’ll let Max cover that aspect, but I wanted to share a bit about the counterinsurgency aspect of what some South African mercenaries […]

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Analysis of the Unconscious: Information versus Intelligence

Analysis of the Unconscious: Information versus Intelligence

University of Virginia psychology professor Tim Wilson estimates that the human brain is capable of receiving 11 million bits of information per second, which puts our brain’s abilities on the level of NSA, at least as far as collection is concerned.  Where our brain falls laughably short is our conscious awareness. […]

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Clearing Up Some OPSEC Confusion

Clearing Up Some OPSEC Confusion

“OPSEC” is one of those buzzwords that gets tossed around frequently, and whenever I read any article in opposition to practicing OPSEC, I just have to wonder if they really understand what it is. To many of the misinformed and uneducated, Operations Security (OPSEC) is a ridiculous concept because, as […]

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An Intelligence Mission You Can Start Today

An Intelligence Mission You Can Start Today

On this week’s episode of the Forward Observer Podcast (tune in below), I talked about the concept that “every patriot is a sensor.”  That maxim comes from the Army, where every soldier is a sensor.  Whether you’re on patrol, on guard duty, talking to detainees, or just being on base, […]

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Forthcoming Intelligence Book, Untitled – Feedback Requested

Forthcoming Intelligence Book, Untitled – Feedback Requested

I’ve finished a draft outline and the first chapter of my new book on Intelligence Preparation of the Community (IPC).  Consider this the textbook/field manual to accompany security planning for your home/homestead and community.  I’m going to describe in detail the types of Intelligence information you’ll need to collect.  It’s […]

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