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 remains a key spot for drug trafficking, with vast international networks connecting it to South America, trans-Saharan, South Asia, and also to the rest of Africa. Domestic drug consumption is also worrying authorities.
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.
Detailed and in-depth observations of suspect individuals through behavioral analysis could be of real benefit to the security professional in the early detection of a major security incident and protecting yourself and client from collateral damage.
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 […]