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United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB)

United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB)

The United States Extremist Crime Database (ECDB) on its face isn’t alarming.  I’m not even sure if this database is official or operational but people tracking crime isn’t new, nor is suspect.  You should note that this database tracks non-violent “far-right”crime as well. What I do find alarming, albeit par […]

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Intelligence and Probabilities

Intelligence and Probabilities

We’ve previously covered that the four factors of valuable intelligence information are timely, accurate, specific, and predictive.  Once we’ve collected information and analyzed it to create a finished intelligence product, we absolutely must present that information (which is timely, accurate, specific, and/or predictive) in a clear and concise manner.  What […]

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Quick Update

Quick Update

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  I’ve been busy with a few things, including expanding the Security Manual.  As is, it’s a primer but it really should be an entire volume (eventually).  Everyone who purchased the first ‘edition’ will be receiving the second in ebook form at no cost.  […]

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Political Movements

Political Movements

We’ve been going over popular support in secession/resistance/revolution movements, and I’ve received a few questions about how we build popular support, specifically from within the American Redoubt.  (This would apply equally to the Appalachian Redoubt, the Republic of Texas, and any other areas.)  There is a way forward! The bad […]

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Unity of Spirit

Unity of Spirit

Trudging right along in Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife (Nagl), we’re arriving at Mao’s “unity of spirit” concept that exists between his revolutionary army and the people. Whether we’re talking about secession, a resistance or guerrilla campaign, or a full-on revolution, amassing popular support is just as important, […]

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The Problem with Win First

The Problem with Win First

This will be the last defense of secession I post for a while.  I hope many of you are coming around to the idea, especially those of you who live in the American Redoubt.  Secession provides a legal framework and entity (the state government, if we can elect representatives with […]

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“Braying for Secession”

“Braying for Secession”

A day ago I caught a quip about secession that came, maybe coincidentally, after Soups and Knives where I write about the topic.  I don’t think the intent was malicious. And people are braying for secession, as if those Blue areas will never choke them off economically, starve them like Ukrainians, […]

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Soups and Knives

Soups and Knives

I’m going back through and re-reading Nagl’s Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife.  The name of the book comes from T.E. Lawrence’s observation that, “Making war upon insurgencies is messy and slow, like eating soup with a knife.” This morning on a local radio show where I was passing […]

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NBPP: OSINT Collection

NBPP: OSINT Collection

Today we’re going to quickly cover Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) collection for our NBPP exercise.  But before we do that, I need to cover something I’ve been meaning to write about. When we talk about the different disciplines of intelligence collection, I need to point something out as it pertains […]

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This. Read This.

This.  Read This.

H/t LastBox. Such a great interview.  You should read it. I’ll list below some poignant excerpts. The stress of the clandestine lifestyle is something that people tend to gloss over all too easily. This is an observation that comes up frequently in the literature about terrorist groups, espionage agents, and […]

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