Military

Sixteen Years of Predictive Profiling

Back in 2002, I was driving with a colleague to see a client in Palmdale, California, a couple hours’ drive outside of Los Angeles.  This was only a few months after 9/11 when the country and the world were looking for an understanding of and solutions to the specter of terrorism.  We were talking about…

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The Red Sea Diving Resort

Tales of crazy covert spy operations make great memoirs.  Ex-Mossad agent Gad Shimron tells such a story about Operation Brothers, a mission that took place in the 1980s to extricate starving Ethiopian Jews from Sudan, a Muslim state.  Hollywood has jumped on the bandwagon; a movie based on the operation and starring Chris Evans will…

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Women in Security

Ninety percent or more of the attendees at our security executive seminars are men.  And those women who attend our training are usually security executives working at the highest levels in their respective company or agency, or they play an active role in government or academia and are leaders in their field.  They come to…

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The USS Zumwalt

I had the pleasure of speaking with retired Lt. Col. James Zumwalt about the USS Zumwalt DDG 1000, commissioned in honor of his father Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt.  Launched October 28, 2013, christened in April 2014, the USS Zumwalt has since undergone sea trials and will be officially commissioned in a ceremony taking place in…

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The Battle of Jutland

One hundred years ago today, one of the biggest naval battles in history was fought during World War I in the North Sea off the coast of the Danish peninsula of Jutland.  The Battle of Jutland pitted the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe against the German Imperial Navy’s High Seas Fleet…

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