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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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“Validated Learning” & Intelligence

“Validated Learning” & Intelligence

I’ve been reading a great book about startups in which the author talks about validated learning.  (As an aside, each of your intelligence preparations should be treated as a startup company.  Instead of input costs you have study time, and instead of revenue you have information.  Is your study time […]

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Using Your Local Gun Store for Recruitment

Using Your Local Gun Store for Recruitment

It seems like every time I go to one of the local gun stores, I see a customer wearing a sign of military affiliation or indication of prior service.  A Kilo 3/9 t-shirt or a KIA bracelet, for instance.  I printed off a few pages of links to WRSA, Mountain […]

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The Security Manual

The Security Manual

Hey Patriots – I don’t intend for this blog to turn into a marketing site more concerned with sales than information.  I’ll return to regularly scheduled programming shortly. I want to thank everyone who pre-ordered copies of and sent emails about Security: A Resistance Manual.  The support really means a […]

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More Feedback Requested

More Feedback Requested

Three quick things: 1) I sincerely appreciate all the support you’ve shown the blog over the past couple years. I run this blog for y’all so you can learn some skills and information that will aid you in defending and securing your families and communities.  It’s not as sexy as […]

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The Basics of HUMINT Collection: Tactical Questioning

The Basics of HUMINT Collection: Tactical Questioning

Before we get into TQ, I’ve updated the Training page to reflect a few classes.  We have the first ICAC scheduled for the Atlanta area on 17-18 August.  We already have a nice sized class shaping up.  I’m going to limit these classes to 10 pax because there will be […]

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