Single Operative

3 Things the Israelis Taught Me About Fighting Terrorism

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When it comes to fighting terrorism, the Israelis have it down. This became clear to me when I traveled to the West Bank to train at a counter-terrorism academy staffed by members of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

The training was intense, dynamic, and yes - fun. Not only did I get to train with the world's top security . . .

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January 23, 2015

What is a Single Operative, Anyway?


Single Operative is a term I picked up a somewhere a few years ago and it's the essence what this blog is all about. A single operative is someone who through physical and mental conditioning, has developed the ability to successfully to operate in an unfamiliar or hostile environment.

During my career, I've . . .

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January 22, 2015