Apocalypse Advertising: A PSYOP Primer

Like many aspects of practical, post-grid down security and preparedness, psychological operations (PSYOP) is a subject of tactical and strategic importance that all too often are given ample lip service

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Welcome to the Horde: What Tribe Really Means

“As for the primitive, I hark back to it because we are still very primitive. How many thousands of years of culture, think you, have rubbed and polished at our raw edges? One probably

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Evasion Skills Considerations for the Evader, Part Two

(This is Part Two of a two-part series.  Part One can be read here.)

E&E training in the US military and paramilitary cultures has traditionally focused in large part (although certainly not entirely

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Evasion Skills Considerations for the Evader, Part One

This is Part One of a two-part series of Escape & Evasion training.  Part Two will be published next Monday.

Successful personnel recovery (PR), or to use the older, more familiar term

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The Small Group’s Mission Essential Task List, Part One

The Mission Essential Task List (METL) can be most simply described as a composite, comprehensive list of the specific tasks necessary for a unit or group to master in order to complete

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The Small Group’s Mission Essential Task List, Part Two

Since we’ve now determined likely operations that our security team will be required to perform (in <a href="https://readfomag.com/2015/04/the-small-groups-mission-essential-task-list-part-one/

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Laying Foundations: Building an Auxiliary Cell

From providing logistics, communications, and intelligence collection services, to providing transportation to the underground and the guerrilla force; from developing and running safe house and underground

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Special Operations Imperatives for Preparedness, Part Two

Last week, we posted Special Operations Imperatives for Preparedness numbers 1-6.  Here’s the link to catch up.

7. Anticipate and Control Psychological Effects

Any operation conducted, by any organization

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Special Operations Imperatives for Preparedness, Part One

United States military doctrine recognizes 12 “Special Operations Imperatives” that are critical to mission-planning and execution for operational success. Although developed for Special Operations

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Socrates For Survival

I’ve spent a lot of time recently focusing our efforts on the philosophy of ideas. My goal is to help readers begin to recognize—and hopefully overcome—some of the cognitive biases and errors

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