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The Counter Terrorist Magazine Asia Pacific Issue Premier informational journal for law enforcement, intelligence and special operations professionals; our mission is to provide operators relevant information in order to combat terrorism at home and abroad. See why The Counter Terrorist is already the favorite journal for many of your teammates. This magazine brings you writers with operational experience covering topics such as: - Terrorist tactics, techniques and procedures - Terrorist organizations and individuals - Organized crime, gangs and spree crimes of national significance - Policing and security operations - Border security - Military counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency - Emergency and medical services - Technology and science - Propaganda - Cultural study

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  • The Counter Terrorist ~ December 2013/January 2014 1

    An SSI PublicationDECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014

    USA/CANADA $5.99

    Counter PVT. RIGBY MURDER MARSOF VS. PIRATES OFFICE 39 COUNTERFEITING MONEY LAUNDERING

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    TheJournal for Law Enforcement, Intelligence & Special Operations Professionals

    VOLUME 6 NUMBER 6

    ASIA PACIFICEDITION

    DEC 2013/JAN 2014

    VBIEDS IN THE MEXICANCRIMINAL INSURGENCY

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    Journal for Law Enforcement, Intelligence & Special Operations Professionals

    DECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014VOLUME 6 NUMBER 6

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    Cover Photo: Smoke fills the air after a car bomb was detonated in the parking lot of an Iraqi police station outside the gate of the Green Zone near the Al-Rasheed Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 4, 2004. Photo by: Spc. Katherine M. Roth

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    COVER STORY: 28 VBIEDS IN THE MEXICAN CRIMINAL INSURGENCY By Robert J. Bunker and John P. Sullivan

    FEATURES:

    08 Firsthand: DUTCH MARINES CHASE AFRICAN PIRATES By Chris Veerke and Andrew Balcombe

    20 Case Study: THE MURDER OF PRIVATE LEE RIGBY By Anthony Tucker-Jones

    44 STRATEGIC COUNTERFEITING AND DPRK OFFICE 39 By Kevin D. Freeman56 MONEY LAUNDERING IN REAL ESTATE By Jennifer Hesterman77 FROM GLOBAL TO MICRO JIHAD By Kumar Ramakrishna82 A FACE AMONG THE CROWD By Prof Rohan Gunaratna 89 MARITIME TERRORISM IN ASIAN WATER By Ron Malaravan DEPARTMENTS:06 From the Editor Courage42 Book Review If You Are Arrested or Framed69 Innovative Products Vertx pant, 3010 Training, MedCat

    72 Training Review Target Focus Training

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    FROM THE EDITOR: Counter The

    Journal for Law Enforcement, Intelligence & Special Operations Professionals

    VOLUME 6 NUMBER 6 DECEMBER 2013/JANUARY 2014

    EditorChris GrahamDirector of OperationsSol BradmanDirector of AdvertizingCarmen ArnaesProduction AssistantsGiselle ManassaMelissa BerneContributing EditorsEeben BarlowKevin Freeman Jennifer HestermanRichard MarquiseTom NypaverSteve YoungASIA PACIFIC EDITIONEditorMr. Munies PillaiDirector of OperationsMr. Yaniv PertzDirector of AdvertizingMr. Derick DingGraphic DesignMorrison Creative CompanyCopy EditorLaura TownAdvertising SalesChris Bell Publisher:Security Solutions International13155 SW 134th St. STE 204Miami, Florida 33186

    ISSN 1941-8639 The Counter Terrorist Magazine, Journal for Law Enforcement, Intelligence & Special Operations Professionals is published by Security Solutions International LLC, as a service to the nations First Responders and Homeland Security Professionals with the aim of deepening understanding of issues related to Terrorism. No part of the publication can be reproduced without permission from the publisher. The opinions expressed herein are the opinions of the authors represented and not necessarily the opinions of the publisher. Please direct all Editorial correspondence related to the magazine to: Security Solutions International SSI, 13155 SW 134th Street, Suite 204, Miami, Florida. 33186 or info@thecounterterroristmag.com The subscription price for 6 issues is $34.99 and the price of the magazine is $5.99. (1-866-573-3999) Fax: 1-786-573-2090.

    For article reprints, e-prints, posters and plaques please contact:PARS International Corp.Web: www.magreprints.com/quickquote.asp Email: reprints@parsintl.comPhone: 212-221-9595 Fax: 212-221-9195Please visit the magazine web site where you can also contact the editorial staff:

    www.thecounterterrroristmag.com 2012 Security Solutions International

    By Chris Graham

    O n 26 August 2013, Ty Carter followed in the footsteps of fellow soldier Clint Romesha. Romesha and Carter were each honored with the Medal of Honor for their personal actions in the Battle of Kamdesh, Afghanistan.

    Carters citation reads in part:

    [M]ore than 300 [insurgents] attempted to overrun Combat Outpost KeatingKeating[was] staticentirely reliant on air lines of communication, subject to frequent indirect fire, and with little capacity to influence the small, ambivalent communities in the nearby villages of Urmol and Kamdesh. Two small contingents ofAfghan National Armyco-located with Coalition Forcesproved ineffective at building meaningful ties with either village. At the time, tribal and criminal networks could call on hundreds of local fighters from Kamdesh District, even though it was com-prised of fewer than 22,000 people. These networks shared little but their hostility to the intrusion of Coalition Forces and the Afghan government

    [A]t 5:53 a.m., an interpreter[reported] that the Urmol Police Chief had personally relayed a warning that 50 to 100 enemy fighters were presently staged in Urmol to attack COP Keatingsix minutes after the warning had been received, the hills erupted

    [A]ttackers fired from the creviced and overgrown high ground above all four sides of the combat outpost, initiating contact with rifles andDShK heavy machine guns Afghan soldiers fled through the wireleaving the northeast corner undefended

    [U.S.] soldiers jumped to reinforce guard posts throughout the compound Cartersprinted 100 meters across open ground, under concentrated fire, to the southern Battle Position

    Carter ran the gauntlet a second timeto collect ammunition. The doors were locked. Without hesitation, Carter shot off the haspsand weaved his way back

    With suppression fire waning, the enemy fired a series of RPGs at the position [T]hree to fourRPGs struck One rocket detonatedspraying the interior with shrapnel. Larson, Martin and Carter were wounded Carter volunteered to stay with Larson and provide covering fire for the others as they attempted to bound back

    Carter and Larson left the vehicle and provided suppressing fire with their M4 carbines, while their three colleagues began displacing Recognizing the imminent threat from the enemyinside the wire, Carter and Larson engaged and swiftly killed two enemy combatants and wounded one

    Carter found[an] M249 light machine gun with a partial drum of ammunition Carter suggested they delink the ammunition and employ it in the M4s Carter killed a two-man enemy RPG team and two additional fighters

    Wounded, outmanned and outgunned, Carter and Larson still suppressed the enemys assault teams Carter sum-moned the strength to lift Mace and carried him through the hail of bullets up to the rise [E]nemy forces had penetrated the wire in at least two places

    Romesha and Hill had led a counterattack to retake a meeting hall and close the ECP. Romesha and Hill killed several enemy fighters that had penetrated the combat outpost and opened an evacuation route that was still exposed to RPG and machine gun fire

    Carter and Larson then carried Mace across 100 meters of open ground still being swept withfire. With Mace at the aid station, Carterjoined the fightfor the rest of the day. He served as a sniper providing accurate cover fire for the teamsrecovering the bodies of the fallen Soldiers The heavy firefights in the enclosed valley prevented a medical evacu-ation helicopter from touching down in the narrow landing zone, until the cover of darkness1

    Romesha and Carters actions are an inspiration to us all. The Battle of Kamdesh should be a warning to all

    leaders who prioritize adhering to timeless principles of war (control the high ground, do not accept optimistic

    assessments of Afghan security forces, etc.) below modern leadership whims. From the most junior patrolman and

    infantryman in the field to the most senior desk jockey on the Presidents National Security Council, we can each

    learn from the courageous actions of Americas Medal of Honor recipients. May way each draw upon these lessons

    and face the dangers of the future with both physical bravery and the courage to speak the truth.

    Semper Fidelis,

    Chris GrahamEditor, The Counter Terroristwww.chrisgrahamauthor.com

    1 http://www.army.mil/medalofhonor/carter/narrative.html, accessed October 11, 2013.

    Courage

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    DUTCH MARINESCHASE AFRICANPIRATES

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    T he deployment was part of the NATO international counter-piracy operation called Ocean Shield. Our

    task was to conduct enhanced boarding

    of suspected ships and disrupt pirate

    activities. Cooperation with the SOC infantry team was a new concept. In the past, we

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