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Free Intelligence Webinar – Tuesday, 07 October

Free Intelligence Webinar – Tuesday, 07 October

Hey Gang – I’ll be doing a free hour-long webinar on Intelligence on Tuesday, 06 October through Summer of Survival.  In this webinar, I’ll be stating the case that all preppers and patriots have the tools available to begin collecting and analyzing intelligence, and we’ll discuss some strategies on how […]

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STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola): Notes on Intelligence Analysis

STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola): Notes on Intelligence Analysis

(Admin: If you haven’t listened, check out our interview with Jim Rawles of Survival Blog/Patriots, on the Forward Observer Podcast.  New shows each Tuesday.) Well, I guess Ebola broke through to the States before we could push out an intelligence product.  Still, the involvement that we’ve had has been very […]

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Exercise STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola Outbreak)

Exercise STABLE PHANTOM (Ebola Outbreak)

Exercise STABLE PHANTOM is the name of our effort to come together as a community and practice intelligence collection and analysis with real-world implications.  I’ve been running this blog for a number of years trying to catch everyone up to speed on all the different components of intelligence collection and […]

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Forward Observer Podcast, Episode 001

Forward Observer Podcast, Episode 001

I just wanted to let everyone know that the very first Forward Observer Podcast is published.  Thank you for waiting and being patient.  We’ll be publishing a new show each Tuesday.  You can listen to it here.  Or you can subscribe on iTunes Podcast and listen to us on the […]

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Five Reasons Why Russia Won’t Be Invading America

Five Reasons Why Russia Won’t Be Invading America

(Foreward: This post began as the top five reasons, but as I finished the first reason, I quickly saw that four others weren’t needed.  But I’ve included those headings, anyway.) To begin any analysis, you first must be knowledgeable about the subject.  The more you know, or the more data […]

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Intelligence Requirements: Ebola

Intelligence Requirements: Ebola

A friend and I started talking about Ebola and intelligence requirements, so we have some intelligence requirements for everyone.  Let’s crowdsource some OSINT gathering.  I’ll give away a free course through the Culper Institute ($49-$99 value) and a Digital Subscription to Forward Observer Magazine ($24 value) to the Most Valuable […]

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Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life & Death of America’s First Spy

Book Review: Nathan Hale – The Life & Death of America’s First Spy

Nathan Hale grew up in Connecticut at a time when church attendance wasn’t just a moral or social obligation, but also a legal one.  His father instilled in him the virtues of being a devout Christian early and often throughout Nathan’s short life.  Later as a young man and student […]

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Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

Four Greatest Kinetic Threats to Preppers

This article outlines what I see as the four greatest kinetic threats to preppers.  By kinetic, I mean physical threats of force.  This list doesn’t include dehydration, starvation, illness or natural disasters. 1. Your neighbors.  Not only are your neighbors your greatest counterintelligence threat – that is, the threat that […]

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Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Major Updates, Spies, and Tunnels

Lots of major updates on the news front. First, we’ve published our first online intelligence course at the Culper Institute.  Everyone reading this should take IA101: Introduction to Intelligence Analysis because it will improve your security and it won’t cost you a thing.  You can download the audio and listen […]

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Laughing Out Loud Intelligence (LOLINT)

Laughing Out Loud Intelligence (LOLINT)

From RawStory: A “sovereign citizens” group used unwitting young people to gather information on first responders in Texas, according to an FBI alert recently obtained through a public records request. … The volunteers knocked on doors and told residents they were raising money for an organization designed to help young […]

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