octerror99Daniel Little

(RIEAS Senior Advisor, former military officer responsible for planning and training numerous militaries. As Head of NATO Planning at the Warrior Preparation Center, US Forces – Europe, Daniel’s activities ranged from researching the original KFOR training to certifying Corps Headquarters of 27,000 military members to become first time certified or recertified at NATO. In addition to real-world mission planning, he has served as advisor to the US Joint Chiefs as well as numerous militaries worldwide. As a Program Manager in the Pentagon, Daniel authored education courses in the areas of Modelling and Simulation (M&S) as well as strategic technologies. He was a feature speaker at the NATO Lecture series on Modelling and Simulation).

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 15 July 2018

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Although titles are supposed to draw the reader in to explore an article’s content, it is also important to define an issue to an exact, granular level in order to fully appreciate its significance. To date, notions of security, terrorism and resilience lacks explanation in one particular area, namely the existence of ‘hybrid’ actors and the heuristics that explains their behavior. Hybrid actors in security are those who occupy positions in both terror organizations and organized crime. Heuristics on the other hand is something learned over time – largely through trial and error (Merriam-Webster, 2018). For hybrid actors, heuristic behavior not only impacts the power they exercise but also influences the way they bolster their own sense of survival...Read more

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