If you decide to go to a dangerous place to work or provide aid, consider there is a chance you will be taken hostage. Be honest with yourself about the risks before you go.
It’s okay to take a risk, if you’re the only one that suffers when it goes bad. Rescuing you might cost someone else’s life.
Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas D. Checque, 28, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, December 8, 2012 during the effort to free Dr. Dilip Joseph. The American doctor was abducted five days earlier by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. Military commanders believed Joseph was in imminent danger from his captors when the raid took place.
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For more than 25 years, Steve was an intelligence community professional who traveled and lived throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Central America. He now uses his experiences and formal training to help people overcome their reluctance to travel by giving them the solid, reliable information they can use to plan effectively, reduce risk, react to danger, and return home safe.