Vehicle PSD/CP Operations in Iraq
By Nathan Seabrook: Part 2 of 4
The war in Iraq created many changes with how private security companies operated and conducted missions with in Iraq. One of the major changes was how PSD/CP teams moved their clients and completed their missions. Part two of this four part series will examine the various modes of transportation used by these various security organizations.
In the early days of the war in Iraq, a number of small security firms used a mixture of “soft skin” (un armored), armored and up armored (partially armored) vehicles to perform and accomplish their specific missions throughout Iraq. During my first contract in Iraq, our company ran our PSD/CP missions with a mixture of “soft skin” and hardened vehicles. The security team in the point vehicle was unarmored, the principal vehicle was a B6 level armored vehicle and the chase/rear security vehicle was un armored.