Category Archives: Personal Security

The Golden Age of Terror IV

The following is not endorsed by the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. I’m just posting a likeness of the badge I carried for many years with that organization. Terror is something we in the military faced every day overseas … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Terror III

Tim McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Richard Reid and John Walker Lindh notwithstanding, the greatest terror threat we face here in America will come from individuals who originate from other countries.  With perhaps only a few aberrational exceptions, they will at least … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Terror II

Back in my “Cold War” terrorist hunting days I was dealing with political extremists rather than religious extremists.  World terrorism was mainly driven by communist ideology and while the terrorists were perfectly willing to die they much preferred to live … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Terror

On the morning of September 11th, 2001 I was putting the finishing touches on a manuscript for a feature article that would appear in a gun magazine later that year.  My television was off.  While nineteen young men were preparing … Continue reading

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Stopping On The Spot

Those of us with anti-terrorist driving training understand the phrase: “Stopping on the spot.”  Whether it involves kidnapping, roadside bombs or a drive up assassination attempt, the terrorist needs to place the target car in the space preset for the … Continue reading

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Is It Hot In Here or Is It Just Me?

Do you remember the West Warwick, Rhode Island nightclub fire in which one hundred people died back in 2003?  The fire started slowly with a small pyrotechnics display on the stage where a band was playing.  The fire crawled up … Continue reading

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The Dangers Good Samaritans Face

Technology is a great thing.  Cell phones are one of the most useful tools man has ever invented – or they can be a curse, depending on your attitude.  One thing is certain, when someone needs help, they are invaluable. … Continue reading

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