FO Podcast Episode 026 – Soft Power & Community Security

In this week’s episode, I talk about the importance of developing soft power and knowing how to use it.

Even though we may want to, we can’t always resort to threats or violence in order to get our point across.  This is where soft power, as opposed to hard power, comes in.

Counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen has a list of what he considers “soft power” in his book The Accidental Guerrilla, and I describe four ways we can begin or continue developing soft power for community security.



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Samuel Culper is a former Intelligence NCO and contractor. Iraq(x1)/Afghanistan(x2). He now studies intelligence and warfare.

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1 Comment

  1. Excellent Podcast! Yessir, I agree; we are largely judged by the company we keep. Keeping an honest and hard-working
    attitude goes far in public relations. Many survivalists and growing patriots learn this the hard way. I know I did in my youth
    a time or two trusting the wrong individuals. Community is an important factor that properly addressed can only enhance
    civil preparedness. It is for these reasons I am a member of Live Free. AmericanSurvivor .org

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