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Whiplash 2021 / Civil War 2024?

I see a lot of folks proclaiming that President Trump will be reelected after these lawsuits and investigations finish up….

Fall Reading List

A few folks have been asking me what books I recommend reading for intelligence and security. I’ll make a list…

Dealing with Uncertainty & Intelligence

One of the current themes in the U.S. right now is uncertainty over election results and what plays out between…

Intelligence Needs of Area Security/Pacification Operations (VIETNAM)

ADMIN NOTE: This is a continuation of notes on Intelligence successes and failures in Vietnam. You can read Part One…

The Intelligence Problems in Vietnam: Lessons Learned, Pt 2

Continuing on with my study notes from “Analysis of Tactical Intelligence Experience in Southeast Asia,” we learn that intelligence in…

The Intelligence Problems in Vietnam: Lessons Learned, Pt 1

I continue to read “Analysis of Tactical Intelligence Experience in Southeast Asia,” about all the problems, successes, and failures of…

The Way It All Began

I started this blog almost 10 years ago when I was still employed in the U.S. Intelligence Community. It became…

Notes on Tactical Intelligence from Vietnam

Two primary tactical intelligence needs in Vietnam: Location of enemy units (most important) Location of fixed enemy targets (second-most important)…