Mr. Panagopoulos was a very brilliant businessman, a very good employer, and an old school gentleman I would say. As he used to say to me ‘’George, I have never hurt anyone in my life, why would someone want to hurt me?’’Read More
There are conflicting reports about how the attack unfolded – these are some videos and articles supplied by ISDA Members – Mark Caldwell and Gerardo…Read More
In June of 2010, Rodolfo Torre Cantu, a physician, and politician running for governor of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, was assassinated while driving in a non-armored two-vehicle scenario.Read More
When vehicle violence occurs, the Security Driver needs to have all three side of the ”Security Driver Triangle” working for them. However, there have been scenarios where two sides of the triangle (The Driver and the Vehicle) overcame weakness in the third side (The Environment), none better than the 1995 motorcade attack on Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze.Read More
Since the mid-sixties, Carlos Marighella’s book “The Mini-Manual of The Urban Guerrilla” has been a must-read for terrorist groups throughout the world. The manual is the platform for Al Qaeda’s and Bin Laden’s training manuals.Read More
The recent video of a Secret Service Agent driving the Presidential Limo in reverse around Lime Rock Race Track took the social media by storm. According to some reports the video received 40 Million views. The majority of those viewing the video were under the impression that the video was real, but actually, it was an excellent animation. Truth be told, the first time I looked at it, I thought it was real.
The video did create many questions concerning the skills needed to drive in reverse.
So for those working in the Secure Transportation profession; some thoughts on backing up.
Here are some quick points on backing up when the objective is to escape the Kill ZoneRead More
If an individual has an average occupation, my guess would be they can survive having average skills. But as a member of the protection profession, you…Read More
Rodolfo Torre Cantu was a physician and politician running for governor of the Mexican State of Tamaulipas. While driving in a non-armored, two-vehicle scenario, he was ambushed and assassinated.Read More
This article was originally posted in the November 2015 ISDA Member Newsletter. Considering a recent Fox News broadcast entitled – “Al Qaeda magazine calls for…Read More
One of the first “vehicle assassinations” was that of Tsar Alexander II in Russia. He was one of the first victims of an assassination in…Read More
On Feb. 6, 2001, Gus Boulis left his offices on Southeast 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale about 9:30 p.m. and headed down Miami Road, a shortcut to Federal Highway on his way home to Hollywood.
As he was driving down Miami Road a car stopped in front of him, blocking his way. A vehicle coming from the other direction pulled up next to Boulis. A passenger sitting in the back seat fired on him with a semi-automatic weapon.Read More
This is a collection of vehicle attacks that have occurred in about a 7 to 10 day time frame, and this is not all of…Read More
One of the bodyguards of the Venezuelan president was shot to death while driving along a Caracas highway on Sunday May 4 2015Read More
De Gaulle Attempt. A little know vehicle attackRead More
German diplomats survive a vehicle ambush in Saudi.Read More
A roadside bomb was used in the attempted assassination of the Syrian Prime minister. News reports are saying that there are multiple fatalities. An excerpt…Read More
This is about as bizarre as it gets – listen to the comments of the victim there are many Surveillance Detection lessons in this interview.Read More
Armored car sales are booming throughout the Middle East (pun intended) – folks still insist on calling armored vehicles – “bulletproof”. My opinion creates a…Read More
Thanks to Deni Athena for posting this article This is an excerpt from an article published in a Greek Newspaper A car stopped behind Martinos’ vehicle as…Read More
One of the U.S.’ most wanted terrorists — an Al Qaeda leader linked to the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in eastern Africa —…Read More
We tend to think about vehicle ambush as something that happens someplace other than the US. But recently one of our former students got involved…Read More
In the past, getting out of the Kill Zone meant moving the vehicle 100 meters or less, but in a high-risk environment getting out of…Read More