Subscribe 2020 – Forward Observer

Forewarned is Forearmed.

Here’s why thousands of readers trust Forward Observer:

  1. Stay ahead of the curve
    Find out before it happens. Sam’s daily analysis and commentary is clear and concise. Quickly stay current on current and future events shaping domestic conflict, collapse, geopolitics, and war.
  2. Expert analysis
    We provide what the news doesn’t touch. Get objective takes on what you need to know about the future. No ads. No spin. No agendas.
  3. The rest of the iceberg
    We report on the activities of radical, revolutionary, and extremist groups. They’re active and becoming more organized. We cover their next steps.
  4. Early Warning Podcast
    On the go? Sam publishes a daily video and audio briefing for subscribers. Listen to the podcast through the platform of your choice, or catch up any day, any time, 24/7.
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“Sam reads the tremors before the earthquake.”



“Forward Observer offers a unique, needed, valuable, and, most importantly, reliable source of not only timely information but insightful analysis… Artful and timely analysis is superior, and at all times useful.”



“I missed my daily intelligence briefings after I retired [from the military after 32 years]. Not only do I get intelligence in a way I like, I am also supporting fellow veterans. That there, folks, is a win-win!”


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“Early Warning has helped ease the uncertainty and clear the fog of war over the domestic [unrest], and I’m usually several days ahead of the curve.”



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Our Mission

We believe that additional conflict is in America’s future.

Our analysts are military veterans, and have operated in overseas conflicts and contingency zones. We’re able to find the signal in the noise and deliver clear, concise reporting on what matters.


We used evidenced-based reasoning and structured analytic techniques to think clearly about the future of American conflict.

Track Record

We have a proven track record of offering high level, accurate insights and perspectives.

Status Quo

We challenge status quo thinking about instability, systems disruption, collapse, and conflict through our analysis and intelligence reporting.

Situational Understanding

Go beyond situational awareness. Increase your situational understanding, make better decisions, and reduce your uncertainty about the future.