We left off last month at the FBI’s Critical Incident Negotiation Team (CINT) In-Service training and learning the sobering truth that kidnapping is a business. Kidnappers are businessmen and simply some of the toughest bargainers on the planet. Their commodity? Human beings. And human beings have a market price.
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I am big fan of the case study. Recent or distant case studies offer us an opportunity to understand interesting and exceedingly difficult jobs that helped shape the discipline. These studies allow us to learn from what went wrong and what went right. “Operation Nimrod” is a case study of the latter. The case is now 34 years old but still shines as an example of the success realized when both negotiators and tactical officers operate with synchronicity. This article provides a snap-shot of the event. For a much more detailed account: buy the video.