AuthorRobert J. Bunker

Review of Red Team: How to Succeed by Thinking Like the Enemy

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The work reviewed is Red Team1 by Dr. Micah Zenko, a Senior Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations. Zenko has an impressive pedigree via years spent in Washington D.C with Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Brookings Institution and his expertise related to American drone use, counterterrorism, and related national security foci. This important book represents a five...

Conference Report: ‘Body Search 2015 London’

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Promoting an understanding of individual criminal, organized trafficker, and terrorist group utilization of near-the-body and in-the-body techniques to smuggle illicit narcotics and weapons though security checkpoints and then highlighting responses to such activities was the focus of a recent international conference. At its heart, much of this gathering drew upon red teaming, alternative...

Conference Report: ‘Connecting the Dots in Unmanned Aerial Systems and Cyber Security’

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In an effort to better understand technology evolution, use, and synergies amongst and between various technologies, red teamers are required to explore emergent trends. One of these trends is the increasing proliferation of unmanned aerial systems (UAVs) in military, law enforcement, and commercial settings and the potentials that they offer both to the BLUFOR (allied force) and the OPFOR...

Book Review: ‘Field Command’ by Charles ‘Sid’ Heal

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When my friend and associate Charles “Sid” Heal mentioned to me that his new book Field Command had been published, I was immediately interested in obtaining a copy of this much anticipated work. Sid is one of those rare individuals, of whom I have met only a few in my life, who is akin to the old heroic warrior archetype of, say, a Hector or a Ulysses. Luckily for us, that old warrior also holds...

Counter-Optical Laser Use Against Law Enforcement in Athens

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The 21st century has ushered in many challenges and issues for law enforcement. One of these is the increased fielding of directed energy devices and weapons by both law enforcement and non-state groups. While Tasers, intense white lights, and laser dazzlers may be familiar tools to many police officers, similar devices can just as readily be employed against them. Lasers are of specific interest...

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