I just spent some time on the Aid Worker database researching the number of reported kidnappings of NGO aid workers kidnapped in 2018. Surprisingly 31 aid workers were kidnapped, 28 of which survived. Two were kidnapped and killed. I have not found a reputable database for missionary incidents but know from my research that the …

Dissonance (I don’t need training because it will never happen to me.)Read More »

Kidnapping for Ransom (KFR) has become one of the biggest methods for making money amongst criminal networks outside of the United States, Canada, and Western Europe. Kidnapping for ransom does occur in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe but they are far less frequent than places like Mexico, Honduras, Columbia, India, and Pakistan. Kidnappings …

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Captive Audience Prevention Training and Recovery Team was asked yesterday what makes us different than the big Goliath security companies and their approaches to countering kidnapping for ransom, extortion, and terrorism. Our response was very simple, “We focus on people and not systems”. One of the Special Forces imperatives that I learned was that humans …

People Not Systems!Read More »

Kidnappers, traffickers, slave owners, and captors of all kinds, use the shock of capture to quickly gain control of the people they hold. Captivity by itself is an extremely draining and emotional experience for the captive. The loss of freedom and control over oneself alone can be incredibly taxing. The methods that captors employ to …

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Human Trafficking is not just a local problem, it is an international problem. Human Trafficking is one of the key ways criminal organizations fund themselves. Cartels, gangs, and organized crime organizations use human trafficking as a way to subsidize their income. One of the unique phenomenon’s I have observed is that Human Trafficking becomes more …

The Elephant in the Room, Human TraffickingRead More »

It is now January 1, 2019. I have completed 365 Days of Survival. I hope you got something valuable out of it. Thank you for allowing me to share with you every day. Thank you for taking the journey with me. I will now transition to less frequent postings about different topics. However, I do …

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