Training Library – Forward Observer Shop

Training Library

Original eBooks

Intelligence & Community Security eBook

Webinar Library

Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 1-3

Introduction to Intelligence Gathering

Introduction to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Operations Security (OPSEC) 1&2

Personal/Group Operations Security

Communications Security (COMSEC)

11 Critical Variables of Community Security

Get Your ACE in Gear

Introduction to Insurgencies

Introduction to Counterinsurgencies


Manual Summaries

Combat Commanders Handbook on Intelligence


Intelligence Analysis

Combat Commanders Handbook on Intelligence

Mitigating Key Intelligence Gaps – Columbia

Sensemaking: Structure for An Intelligence Revolution

Small Group Processes for Intelligence Analysis

Basic Structured Analytic Techniques

Terrorist Recognition Handbook

Fixing Intel: A Blueprint for Making Intelligence Relevant in Afghanistan

Introduction to the Intelligence Analyst

FM 34-3 Intelligence Analysis

Police Intelligence Guide

A Compendium of Analytic Tradecraft Notes



Human Intelligence/Counterintelligence

Unparalleled Need: HUMINT Collectors in the U.S. Army

Ten Commandments of Counterintelligence

KUBARK Counterintelligence Manual

Undercover Policing Guidance (UK)

Reconnaissance Reports Guide

Army Correspondence Course – Questioning Techniques



Signals/Signals Intelligence

Radio Operator’s Handbook



Geospatial Intelligence/GIS

2014-2017 NGA Strategy

GEOINT: The New Intel Discipline

Pathfinder – March/April 08

Pathfinder – May/June 08

Pathfinder – Jul/Aug 08

Pathfinder – Sep/Oct 08

Pathfinder – Nov/Dec 08

Pathfinder – Jan/Feb 09



Domestic Security/Intelligence

Homeland Security – Jail Information Model

Homeland Security – Detect & Defeat Mission

DHS: Critical Infrastructure Strategic Risk Assessment 2025

ODNI: Global Water Security Report




Persistent Surveillance Support to Targeting

FM 3-19.30 Physical Security



Special Operations

Air Commando Intelligence

Survival, Evasion, and Recovery (MTTP)

FM 3-57 – Civil Affairs Operations

Irregular Warfare Study Guide

Understanding the Form, Function, and Logic of Clandestine Networks

How to Counter Total Warfare Mentality

Theory of Special Operations

Notes of Military Elite Units

Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Action in Afghanistan (Vol 1)

Vanguard of Valor: Small Unit Action in Afghanistan (Vol 2)

Warfare in the Age of Non-State Actors



Insurgency/Counterinsurgency (COIN)

Stability Techniques

Civilian Casualty Mitigation

FM 3-07 – Stability Operations

FM 3-24 – Insurgencies & Countering Insurgencies

Key Considerations for Irregular Security Forces in COIN

Rhodesian Counterinsurgency Manual

Defeating Guerrilla Warfare

Brazil’s Fight Against Criminal Urban Guerrillas

FM 3-07.1 Security Assistance Forces

US Military Experience in Stability Operations

FM 90-8: USMC Counterguerrilla Operations

Counterguerrilla Warfare: BG Bell in the Philippines

4th Generation Insurgency (Hungary-English)

Guerrilla Communications – Mass. Inst. of Tech.

Analysis of Insurgency

Weaponized Displaced Persons, Refugees, and Evacuees

Center of Gravity Analysis in Counterinsurgency

Block by Block: Challenges of Urban Operations

Small Unit Leaders Guide to Counterinsurgency

Countering Irregular Threats



Threat Intelligence/Intelligence Case Studies

German Clandestine Activities in South America

Occasional Paper – Transnational Threats

Studies in Battle Command

My Clan Against the World: US & Coalition Forces in Somalia

Armed Diplomacy: Two Centuries of American Campaigning

Mike Shelby is a former military intelligence NCO and contract intelligence analyst. He spent three years in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now the intelligence and warfare researcher at Forward Observer.

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