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ANC – Lessons Learned

ANC – Lessons Learned

The training schedule has been updated to include Houston.  I’ll have time to run one more course in the Southeast, and since we’ve thrown around Savannah and Pensacola in the past, send me an email if you’re interested in either of these places and we’ll get something set up. ALSO: […]

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FARC – Lessons Learned

FARC – Lessons Learned

MSG Morgan recently covered this article over at his excellent SIGINT blog, and suggested that I take a stab at explaining some lessons learned. In my relatively short career, I only had cursory experience with South American insurgencies but was no stranger to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).  […]

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Measuring Progress

Measuring Progress

I just wanted to jot down a few thoughts about intelligence analysis as it applies to measuring progress and developments (both positive and negative). In many ways, tracking conflict is like tracking a business: you have profits and you have losses, and sales volume, and margins, and variable costs, and […]

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Source Recruitment Cycle

Source Recruitment Cycle

Hey folks – I updated the training page.  January is shaping up to be [4-5 JAN – Spokane ICAC], [18-19 JAN – Atlanta ICAC], and [25-26 JAN – Virginia ICAC].  If you’ve emailed me or commented about a course, expect an email tomorrow.  If interested, email me for more info.  […]

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Radio Free Redoubt Show

Radio Free Redoubt Show

During a recent long drive, I plugged in some previous Radio Free Redoubt (RFR) podcasts.  If you’re a Redoubter and not listening, then you’re wrong.  I would even suggest that all Liberty-loving Americans, regardless of location, listen to John Jacob’s show.  He’s doing some great work in the Redoubt and […]

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The Importance of Good Scholarship

The Importance of Good Scholarship

I came across this article relaying the contents of an email USMC GEN James Mattis (Ret.) sent to a colleague about the importance of professional reading.  This hits home for many of us because our work requires a level of expertise such that direct experience alone is in itself insufficient.  […]

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Using Crime Reports

Using Crime Reports

Next week, we’re about to start going over a handful of posts about source recruiting and source operations; areas which have only been lightly covered on this blog.  That’s about to change. I was thinking earlier today about all the applications of source ops for the post-SHTF Patriot and/or prepper.  […]

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News Site

News Site

This blog won’t devolve into a news site.  Maybe I’ll start up a new blog to note interesting news articles dealing with intelligence, tradecraft, espionage, etc.  Would you be interested in a site like this? At any rate, here are a few news articles that are worthy of reading (in […]

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BICC/E Analysis

BICC/E Analysis

In the past week, we’ve touched on the BICC/E analytical method.  It’s best used for developing enemy courses of action (COA).  So if a key assumption is that we’ll be dealing with irregular threats like gangs, mobs, and criminals, or more conventional threats like regime forces (DHS, federal LEOs, military), […]

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Applied Conventional Analytical Tasking

Applied Conventional Analytical Tasking

NOTE: I’ve updated the Training page with upcoming courses for January.  This will be my last trip to the East Coast, maybe forever.  If you haven’t emailed me about getting a course scheduled, then your window of opportunity is JAN/FEB.  Otherwise, I’m going to focus on my relative AO.  Email […]

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