Low Intensity Conflict & Upcoming Courses – Forward Observer

Low Intensity Conflict & Upcoming Courses

Good afternoon. This is Mike (Sam Culper) from Forward Observer and Gray Zone Activity, our new training company.

Yesterday, I posted this week’s lesson over at the Gray Zone Study Group.

We’re two lessons into Low Intensity Conflict, which is conflict below the threshold of conventional war but above routine, peaceful competition (below).


One of the most important things Americans can understand is that everything happening in this country right now can and will be made much worse through foreign influence and external support.

Here are some ways that foreign adversaries will complicate domestic conditions and drive conflict among our country’s competing social bases and activist groups:

+ propaganda
+ financing
+ materiel and arms
+ intelligence
+ logistics
+ training
+ sanctuary
+ manpower


I go into greater detail in this week’s lesson, which is available to students enrolled in the Gray Zone Study Group.

It’s one lesson a week on intelligence and security concepts, and how to best position and prepare yourself for our Gray Zone future.

If you’ve taken one of my classes and want more advanced instruction, this is it.

Speaking of, we’ve updated our 2021 training schedule:

10-11 JUL: Tactical Intelligence Course (Gettysburg, PA)

21-22 AUG: Close Target Reconnaissance (Salt Lake City, UT)

28-29 AUG: Tactical Intelligence Course (Houston, TX)

06-07 NOV: Tactical Intelligence Course (Las Vegas, NV)

We’ll also be adding some additional Surveillance Awareness courses later this year. You can find our entire training schedule here: https://www.grayzoneactivity.com/training

Until next time, be well.

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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2 Comments

  1. Very surprised how short the “high side” portion of the show is. The Cuban uprising was not even covered. Am I not accessing the subscriber side correctly? After the daily SA on YT I open FO’s site.

    1. Hey Ziven – I was out of town for the past week, but back in the office now. We’ll be covering these things this week. – Mike

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