FO Podcast Episode 013 – Cav from SHTF Journal

On this week’s show, we have Cav from SHTF Journal.  He’s a former Army Cavalary Scout with a deployment to Iraq.  We talk about lessons learned from

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Order of Battle: Core Task of the Intel Analyst, Part One

What is Order of Battle?

A very traditional task of the Intelligence Analyst is building and maintaining the Order of Battle (OB) for adversary, neutral, and friendly forces in the given Area of Responsibility. 

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Train To The Standard

“Training without standards is not training. It’s playing games.”

Whether you are concerned with resisting the tyranny of the government, or simply helping your tribe survive the continuing

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“Mowing the Grass”: Five Things We Can Learn from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) has been locked in a state of war with Israel since 1964.  On the one hand, we have essentially quasi-state entities like the PLO, Hamas, and Hezbollah

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FO Podcast Episode 012 – I Will Not Comply

Today we talk with Davy Jones, a participant at the I Will Not Comply Rally in Olympia, WA this past weekend.  1,800 protesters turned up against I-594, an anti-2A law.

Davy is a former Navy corpsman

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The OODA Cycle: A Critical Introduction

I often find myself amazed at the number of supposedly “trained” fighters who have never heard of the OODA cycle. In today’s world, where over a decade of combat in nasty, brutish parts of

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Implications in a Domestic Insurgency

Here are a number of points to consider in the event that an insurgent conflict breaks in in America.

1.  Whenever we talk about conflict, we have to consider the implications on both sides of collateral

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FO Podcast Episode 011 – Core Intelligence Tasks of the ACE

On today’s podcast, we speak with Anthony from Buffalo Arms Trading, a company from California that’s sponsoring our January FO Podcast Giveaway.

We also talk about some core tasks of the

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The Four Pillars of Individual Proficiency, Part Five

The ultimate goal of realistic combat training should be to produce individuals and organizations that respond instantly and effectively to suspected enemy activity, and have the ability to successfully

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FO Podcast Episode 010 – Braxton Bragg’s Defeat & Urban Charger Update

In this week’s podcast, we look at Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s tactical and strategic defeat at the Battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.

And then we speak with Brian

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