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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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OPSEC Webinar – Open Enrollment – Wed, 25 MAR

OPSEC Webinar – Open Enrollment – Wed, 25 MAR

After the last webinar, a few folks emailed me about having covered too much information in too little a time.  There’s some merit to the complaint, because I breezed through about four hours of lecture in less than two hours.  The last webinar, from start to finish, was over an […]

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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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Syrian Rebels and the Digital Honeypot

Syrian Rebels and the Digital Honeypot

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially if you’re a Syrian rebel… From NYT: To the young Syrian rebel fighter, the Skype message… appeared to come from a woman in Lebanon… interested in his cause. Her picture, in a small icon alongside her name, showed a fair-skinned 20-something in […]

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After Action Reviews #2-3: Class 16-2

After Action Reviews #2-3: Class 16-2

[Admin note: Here are two additional After Action Reviews (AAR) from a class held earlier this year – thank you for sending them along. I have two speaking/training events scheduled in Washington State in May and June. I’m traveling to speak at the Northwest Preparedness Expo and the 2015 Arms […]

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Redoubts: The Appalachian Messenger

Redoubts: The Appalachian Messenger

(Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF) or TL;DR: Go read the first edition of The Appalachian Messenger.  Yours truly wrote a short article about an experience overseas that changed the way I thought about the future of this nation.) With the success of the American Redoubt, many of those living in […]

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Personal/Group OPSEC Webinar is Tonight

Personal/Group OPSEC Webinar is Tonight

Hey Gang – it’s that time again.  Tonight at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern, I’ll be teaching a Personal/Group Operations Security (OPSEC) class for the Patriot-Prepper.  The course will last about an hour, followed by some Q&A time.  And, of course, we’ll have an Action Plan to get you going […]

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AAR: Class 16-2

AAR: Class 16-2

(Admin Note: This is an After Action Review sent in from a class held earlier this year.  I really enjoyed my weekend with this group.  Their dedication to family and community preparedness is among the best I’ve seen, and that made the course so much easier to teach.) BEGIN AAR […]

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ASCOPE Factors in Intelligence Collection for the Patriot-Prepper

ASCOPE Factors in Intelligence Collection for the Patriot-Prepper

One of my favorite things about Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield/Community (IPB/IPC) is learning more about where I live.  Many people point out that now is the time to collect information, when information is so freely available.  We don’t yet know what Net Neutrality will do to the internet (although […]

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Community Security Strategies & COIN Success on the Tactical Level

Community Security Strategies & COIN Success on the Tactical Level

The more we think about post-SHTF threats to our communities, the more concerned we become about the local police state and gang/tribal warfare.  Tribal conflict arises around the world in places where the previous governing bodies vacate or simply lack authority.  This power vacuum is a marquee enabler of every […]

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