Managing a Cross-Cultural Security Force

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During the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, the United States Army conducted research on cultural differences and identified the following cultural dynamics: relationship to time, relationship vs. task orientation, relationship to authority, face saving behavior, and […]

Should We Talk or Just Kill Each Other?

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One reaction to the attempted killing spree during the U.S. Congress intramural baseball practice is a call for civil discourse. Public nastiness is now common and accepted. Left unchecked, murder may become a common way […]

Security Budgets May Get Clipped Again

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Low inflation and low interest rates constrain price increases, yet salary and wages, and health care costs continue to rise above the level of inflation. It is a bottom line squeeze. […]

Is Assessing Vulnerability A Duty?

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The 18th century Irish statesman and author Edmund Burke is credited with saying, “”The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Actually, the attributed quote was a […]

You Want ME to Search for a Bomb?

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The policy of many organizations, in response to a bomb threat call, is immediate evacuation, especially in a location that is open to the general public.  There may be instances where evacuation is the best […]

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