Task, threat and environment.’ This is a mindset that goes beyond situational awareness, knowledge, or even foresight but rather a collection of them all into a cycle which must be constantly in rotation.
Nigeria – Country Risk Assessment – Dec 13 Significant Events On December 9, university lecturers defied a government ultimatum to return to work after their six-month strike. On December 8 and 9, Boko Haram established roadblocks and attacked travelers in Borno, killing five people and kidnapping four others. On December 8, the Nigerian Navy […]
FocusOn: YEMEN October 2013 Significant Events October 7: al-Qaeda (AQ) militants attacked a checkpoint in al-Bayda province, killing eight soldiers. Four other soldiers are missing. October 7: the Yemeni Air Force launched air strikes against AQ militants who were trying to attack a government complex in Shabwa. October 6: gunmen shot and killed a German […]
Operational planning remains a specific and oriented led phase that is pivotal to the entire scope of the operation itself. This is due to the peculiarities of different operations.
Behavioral Analysis in Threat Detection In 2005 three suicide bombers detonated body-borne improvised explosive devices (IED’s) in a busy tourist area of Bali, Indonesia killing 20 people. Just three years prior, a mix of both vehicle-borne and body-borne IED’s killed 202 people in the same resort. These horrific attacks were the result of carefully planned […]
The Age of the Super Crises ~ a nuclear threat North Korea’s recent nuclear tests should not be underestimated. 2013 could well be the most pivotal year for strategic military weapon controls (i.e., concerns around armed nukes) since the closing of the Cold War more than two decades ago. Why do I say this? […]
NIGERIA: COUNTRY THREAT ASSESSMENT Kidnapping Context: Violent crime is widespread which includes violent street crime, armed robberies, carjacking’s, kidnapping and rape. Nigerian nationals are most affected, but expatriate personnel without adequate security will be seen as lucrative targets due to their perceived wealth. Crime levels are highest in the Delta regions and Lagos, but […]
FocusOn: NIGERIA April 2013 BACKGROUND The Federal Republic of Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa with a population of 166 million1, comprising 250 linguistic groups, almost as many ethnic factions and with a relatively even religious divide. Northern Nigeria is predominately Muslim while Christians make up the majority in the South with […]