Changing the Game

Hostage Rescue in the Age of ISIS

Think about that for just a minute or two.  Hostage Rescue in the Age of ISIS… What changes?  Why does it change?  What does that mean to me and more importantly what should I expect?

James Gagliano has a nice essay about all those things over at the Havoc Journal.  It is about three pages long but, it provides a nice summary of what has changed in the 45 years or so that US Law Enforcement first began really focusing on hostage rescue, and negotiation.  What it means to you today, is that negotiation is slipping out the window as the hostage taker’s goals change.  Expect a more immediate dynamic response.

It is a good article, go read it here.