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Forewarned is Forearmed.

We can’t know the future, but we can anticipate it. That’s our mission here at Forward Observer.

See why thousands subscribers trust Forward Observer to aid their decisions on security, safety, and preparedness.

“Early Warning is the best domestic and global intelligence brief available without a Top Secret clearance.”

Why Forward Observer?

Stay Ahead of the Curve

Forward Observer’s analysts are intelligence and special operations veterans with a lifetime of experience in overseas conflicts and contingency zones. They’re able to find the signal in the noise and deliver clear, concise intelligence reporting on what matters.

Check out our reporting suites below.

What is Early Warning?

Early Warning: Your playbook for the unexpected.

Early Warning is a weekly intelligence report that identifies and assesses risk across:

  • U.S. Agriculture & the Food Supply
  • Oil & Energy
  • Critical Infrastructure & the Power Grid
  • Commerce & Supply Chains
  • Politics & Governance
  • Economics & Finance
  • Low Intensity Conflict (extremist groups and political violence)
  • Geostrategic Shocks

What is Far Left Playbook?

Far Left Playbook: See what Far Left groups are planning for 2024.

Far Left Playbook is a weekly intelligence report that identifies organizing, strategy, and mobilization of Far Left groups.

  • Each Friday, get a weekly look ahead for protests, riots, and other potentially violent demonstrations.
  • You’ll see how Far Left groups are planning a return to domestic disruption in 2024.
  • Plus you get analysis and commentary on what’s happening, why it’s happening, and what you can expect from their actions.


Early Warning: For those who refuse to be caught off-guard.

Why react when you can anticipate the future?

You’ll stay ahead of the news cycle with our intel reports covering:


Find out before it happens. We cover threats to the food supply, the risk of political violence, what politicians and the government are doing behind closed doors, and other threat intelligence for emergency preparedness.


Keep your finger on the pulse of domestic disruption with our timely, relevant, and accurate warning of what’s ahead. We analyze agriculture, energy, supply chains, the economy, and the geopolitical picture.


Each day, we report on “great power” competition, focusing on what China and Russia are doing inside the United States, in the Western Hemisphere, and around the world.


Up to date coverage of armed belligerent groups driving domestic conflict. Is there a protest or riot near you? Find out with Early Warning.


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