BESTMAPS: How to Organize Intelligence Information

When we approach Intelligence, it’s important to consider the full spectrum of relevant information.  Errors of omission are still errors.  Collecting some information is good; collecting as

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FO Podcast Episode 005 – Shut Down All Ports of Entry

On this week’s podcast, we’re talking with Stasyi Barth, a protest organizer bringing awareness to illegal immigration.

The organization, Shut Down All Ports of Entry, will be at commercial

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The Four Pillars of Individual Proficiency, Part Two

Marksmanship and Weapons-Handling

The standard Army Rifle Marksmanship Qualification tables, that many of us grew up with, required the shooter to fire 40 rounds at targets from 50-300 meters, from the

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FO Podcast Episode 004 – Intelligence Requirements

On today’s podcast, we’re talking about Intelligence Requirements, what they are, why they’re critical to your security, and how you can develop them.

SPONSOR: Come

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The Four Pillars of Individual Proficiency

Unconventional warfare operations, in the irregular partisan sense of the term, are really nothing more than conventional, small-unit operations, conducted by irregular forces. To that end, most of

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Of MICE and Men & Building Tribe

A topic that is often brought up in discussions of building tribe and establishing a local community support network, is “how do I convince people they need to be preparing?” The key of course

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FO Podcast Episode 003 – Winning Hearts & Minds

On today’s podcast I discuss some similarities between the battle for Hearts & Minds in Iraq and Afghanistan, and winning Hearts & Minds at home.  It’s absolutely imperitive

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Skull-Stomping Sacred Cows…In Living Colour

There is a disturbing trend in the training and preparedness culture. It is a carryover from more mainstream society’s adoration of celebrity

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Source Operations: MICE/RC

On the first Forward Observer Podcast, we talked very briefly about some MICE/RC factors.  MICE/RC comes into play when we

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