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Resiliency in Response: Reacting to Crises the Red Team Way


The Boston Marathon bombing, the plant explosion in West, TX, and ongoing events around the world represent the types of unexpected surprises that red teamers are expected to explore through planning, simulation, and modeling. When the unexpected occurs, how can the red team overcome the chaos, help control the situation, and manage the outcomes while less mentally prepared individuals curl up...

Missing the (Power) Point


Commentators have outdone themselves the past few days criticizing the now-immortal Afghanistan slide. Unfortunately, they’ve largely missed the point.       What are we really looking at in the chart? (It’s available, among other places, at Small Wars Journal.) Yes, it’s a presentation slide, but the figure itself is a causal loop diagram. The...

Counter-Optical Laser Use Against Law Enforcement in Athens


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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