ANNOUNCEMENT: Subscription Upgrades for 2022 – Forward Observer

ANNOUNCEMENT: Subscription Upgrades for 2022

Good morning. Mike here.

Bottom Line Up Front: As we’ve done the past six years, we’re making some improvements for the next year. I detail our first major update at the bottom of this post.

First, on behalf of Team Forward Observer, I hope you had a very Merry Christmas.

, we’re heading into our seventh year of intelligence reporting here at Forward Observer.

This started as a one-man intel shop in 2016, and I’m proud of what we’ve become. On behalf of the team — Dustin, Max, Troy, Dan, Adrian, JB, and myself — thank you for taking this journey with us.

At the end of every year, I review member survey responses and decide on some improvements.

Hearing directly from you is one of my favorite things. I’ve passed along the many kudos to the team, and also taken into consideration how we can do things better.

, we have some big changes coming up later next year, like a website and content management overhaul that will improve your user experience.

One of the most requested features was the ability to receive a weekly Intelligence Summary. Our new system will allow subscribers to opt out of the daily emails and instead receive a single weekly report published on Friday morning. I’ll send out a separate email when that’s ready.

Lastly, we’re ready to announce a new video/podcast briefing update. Many of you enjoy the video and/or podcast briefing, which we’re expanding.

The DailySA will continue as our general briefing Monday through Friday. Dustin will remain the host as we work on upgrading sound, lighting, and briefing format. The Early Warning Show will follow on Monday to set up the week ahead.

Starting next week (03 JAN 22), we’ll add four subscriber-only deep dive shows to our lineup.

– On Tuesdays, I’ll be heading up Out Front with Mike Shelby to discuss gray zone warfare, low intensity conflict and Civil War 2, Balkanization, and the end of the American Empire. I’ll combine history and current events to paint a picture of what we can expect in the future.

– Dustin and Max will have their own Wednesday show called Order of Battle where they’ll deep dive on armed geopolitics, national defense and the risk of war.

– On Thursday, we’ll continue with our Economic Early Warning Show, focusing on how economic, financial, and monetary risks will affect us. We’ll also cover disruption to logistics and the food supply chain.

– Finally, on Friday, we’ll have the Warning Roundtable, where analysts get to discuss their most pressing concerns. We’ll also invite some well known preparedness and survival experts on the show to discuss how to prepare for these risks.  How to prepare was the #1 feedback topic in the survey, making this the show to watch.

If you’re not already watching or listening to our intelligence briefings, you can watch previous videos on the Early Warning Show page ( 

If you’d like to load the podcast briefings onto your computer or mobile device, head over to My Account (top right-hand corner of the website, once logged in), then click on Podcasts and follow the directions.

That concludes this end-of-year member update. Thank you for being a Forward Observer subscriber. I’ll send more updates along next year.

Until then, be well and stay out front.

Always Out Front,
Mike Shelby

Mike Shelby is a former Intelligence NCO and contractor. He's now the CEO of Forward Observer.

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