AuthorRobert J. Bunker

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


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’


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’


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


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...

The First (Canadian) Red Teaming University and Conference


The First Red Teaming University and Conference was held in Kingston, Canada, from 16 to 18 March 2011. It was presented by the Adversarial Intent Section, Defence Research and Development, Canada Toronto; Defence and Security Research Institute; Centre for Security, Armed Forces and Society; Queens Centre for International Relations; and the Royal Military College, Canada. Additional...


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