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Maritime Security: Lessons From Sri Lanka For Combating Terrorists At Sea

   This was a cool little report, and I had no idea that LTTE was conducting swarming attacks like this. This also gives me pause in regards to our current maritimes security challenges.  What if Somali pirates started using swarming methods in order to take down boats?  Could a security team on a ship, hold off 25 to 30 speed boats, all buzzing around a ship like angry bees? Do security teams have the kind of firepower necessary to sustain a defense against something like this? Who knows, but it is something to think about.

   The other concern is if Al Qaeda and all of their little proxies started using the techniques of LTTE in order kick off some kind of sea based terror campaign?  Well low and behold, I just found a little report that barely got any mention of just such a thing. All I know is having a good defensive plan on a boat, with sufficient firepower (and a QRF if possible), will be key.  Especially for the ships that are massive floating bombs, like the natural gas tankers.  I could see a swarm attack against one of those just in order to capture it (much like terrorists hijacked a ship for their attack in Mumbai), then rig the thing for detonation and run it into a city port or industrial port somewhere.

   As for the professional navies out there and their defense?  I think they are pretty much covered for the defense, with plenty of armaments and surveillance stuff. But they are not immune either, and instances like the USS Cole attack in Yemen, are a prime example of such things. Check it out. -Matt

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Current maritime challenges, a Sri Lankan perspective

January 9, 2010

The summerised version of the speech delivered by Navy commander Vice Admiral TSG Samarasinghe at the biannual Langkawi International Maritime Conference and Maritime Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) at Langkawi Island, Malaysia in December 2009 on the theme “The changing nature of maritime security: challenges and the application of technology”.

Most of you seafarers, would have passed this Dondra-light many a time. As an island nation with this strategic location, the Sri Lanka Navy has a huge task and responsibility in protecting the territorial the contiguous and the Exclusive Economic Zone with the added responsibility of a large search and rescue region and in the near future a even large area after ratification of the continental margins.

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Sri Lanka: How Sri Lanka’s Military Won

“So many factors have contributed to the success of the Sri Lankan forces. There was a clear aim and mandate from the political level to the official level and to the military level to destroy the LTTE at any cost. There was no ambiguity in that,” Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the BBC. “ The rebels thought the international community, especially neighbouring India, would intervene looking at the civilian suffering ” 

And from Boyd’s Patterns of Conflict:

Break guerillas’ moral-mental-physical hold over the population, destroy their cohesion, and bring about their collapse via political initiative that demonstrates moral legitimacy and vitality of government and by relentless military operations that emphasize stealth/fast-tempo/fluidity-of-action and cohesion of overall effort.*If you cannot realize such a political program, you might consider changing sides! Page 108 

     An interesting little article about a long and brutal little war and it’s conclusion.  The thing I picked up on was the split in leadership within the Tamils and how that helped to bring about their defeat in the Eastern Province. Actually there are all sorts of interesting little happenings that we can learn from in this conflict.  Bravo to the Sri Lankan military. -Matt

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How Sri Lanka’s military won

By Anbarasan Ethirajan

BBC News

2009/05/22 

Few believed him when Sri Lanka’s powerful defence secretary said he required three years to defeat the once invincible Tamil Tiger rebels.

When Gotabaya Rajapaksa made the assertion, the Tamil Tigers, or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam [LTTE], controlled nearly one third of the country, had a well-organised, ruthless fighting unit, sufficient stocks of heavy weapons, a small navy and a rudimentary air force.

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Jobs: Security Officer, OCONUS Locations

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Recruitment Policy

We ensure that our recruitment is conducted in a manner that provides fair and equal opportunity and access for all people. We are committed to a policy of treating all of our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment or consideration on the ground of race, colour, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, marital status or part-time status or will be disadvantaged by any conditions of employment that cannot be justified as necessary on operations grounds. The only discriminatory factor in decisions will be a person’s ability to perform the job concerned. CTG Global reserves the right to select the most suitable Employees for tasking and deployment.

Our Recruitment, Hiring & Mobilisation Process

CTG Global’s selection process is autonomous, merit based and thoroughly managed. Selection goes through a number of phases; applicants either apply to advertisements of specific jobs or send in speculative CV’s. All CV’s upon receipt are assessed for credibility; candidate if suited to a specific position is invited for first interview to ascertain whether his character, desires and skills are as required. Successful candidates will then have a full background check done which includes a ten year history and screening check to the UK’s BS7858 standards. 

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SECURITY COORDINATOR

Country of Operation:

Sudan; Sri Lanka; Afghanistan; Iraq; or the West Bank and Gaza.

General:

Under the supervision and direction of the Program Manager or Operations Centre Chief of Security, the Security Coordinator will effectively implement all appropriate risk management strategies, related to the safety and security, and the protection of assets in mission. Specifically, he/she will be responsible for the management, implementation and oversight of all security operations in support of staff and activities.

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SECURITY OFFICER

Country of Operation:

Sudan; Sri Lanka; Afghanistan; Iraq; or the West Bank and Gaza.

General:

Under the supervision and direction of the Chief of Security or Project Manager, as the organization requires, the Security Officer (SO) will effectively implement all appropriate risk management strategies related to the safety and security of project staff, and the protection of assets in projects. Specifically, the SO will promote a high level of security awareness amongst staff and ensure that security procedures and policies are implemented throughout the country.

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STAFF TRAINER (GENERAL SECURITY SKILLS NATURE)

Country of Operation:

Sudan; Sri Lanka; Afghanistan; Iraq; or the West Bank and Gaza.

General:

Under the supervision and direction of the Operations Centre Chief of Operations, the Trainer will effectively implement all appropriate training plans and curricula related to the safety and security of staff, and to the protection of assets in mission. Specifically, a trainer will be responsible for the management, implementation and oversight of all training activities in support of staff and activities.

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