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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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The Adaptive Enemy & Adaptive Management

The Adaptive Enemy & Adaptive Management

A large part of what made fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq so difficult is (just one part of a laundry list) that the enemy observes and adapts.  After the New York Times published the article that US Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) was picking up bin Laden’s and al-Qaida’s satellite phone calls, […]

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Introduction to Intelligence Support to the Warfighter

Introduction to Intelligence Support to the Warfighter

I’ve recently ‘teamed up’ with Max Velocity and agreed to moderate a sub-forum over at the MVT Forum called Intelligence Support to the Warfighter.  Here we’ll aggregate and solve the intelligence collection/analysis problems encountered on the tactical side and also work towards establishing a flat, open surface on which intelligence […]

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New OPSEC Course

New OPSEC Course

Slowly I’m expanding my course offerings.  I just signed up with Brock at FreeNorthCarolina to do a one day Operations Security (OPSEC) course at the Spring Patriot Convention in May (OPSEC violation!).  I had a blast last year so go if you have the opportunity.  There are lots of great […]

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Community Security Checklist

Community Security Checklist

A friend suggested that I write an article about the things I’d do to prepare my community.  All talk of “action” aside, there are a handful of tasks that each of us should be doing in order to prepare to protect our communities and ourselves.  I’ve prepared a JPEG (download […]

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Rural Defense Units and What Popular Opinion Tells Us

Rural Defense Units and What Popular Opinion Tells Us

I keep reading about these ‘Rural Defense Units’ in Mexico, which are forming to protect their communities from drug cartels.  Last month, the Mexican Government passed a law authorizing the Rural Defense Units, essentially the unorganized militia numbering up to 20,000 strong, to participate alongside federal forces in rooting out […]

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