Bob Donohue

Biography

Dr. Bob Donohue and wife, June live in New Mexico. He is a Baptist Minister, a Part-time University Instructor, conducts Bible Studies for Truck Drivers, and leads Congregational Music for a local church. He served in the Army Reserves, and attended two years of college at New Mexico Military Institute. He has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Experimental Psychology from University of Texas at El Paso, and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Church Administration from California Graduate School of Theology in Fullerton. He is the Proprietor of CounterTerrorism Consultants, which has produced his first E-Book in a series, through Smashwords. The series deals with the threat of terrorism against various segments of American society. He has studied counter terrorism since 2006, when he became concerned about the safety of churches. In time, the studies grew to include many other institutions such as industry, schools, families, and critical infrastructure such as water, transportation, agriculture, power and government agencies. Committed to conservative values, the Constitution and Biblical principles, his goal is to make a difference by strengthening our defenses.

Smashwords Interview

Why write a book on threats? I have not had any and I don't know of friends that have.
Good question...
The book is really designed for folks who have been threatened in some way. However, even though you have not had any problems, read through some of the material and ask yourself if it gives you ideas on how to make your home safer for you and our family.

Don't forget that crime rates are increasing in many areas. Home invasions in my city are a daily issue, and most often happen during the day when the family is away at school or work. Thieves knock on your front door and if there is no response, they might go around to the garage or back door and try entering. In one episode we know about, the criminals knocked, waited a moment, then took a large wrench and just twisted off the front door knob. Within about three minutes, they had hauled out a large TV, and several loads of goods in pillow cases.

Hopefully your situation will remain safe. Tell a friend or relative about my e-book...it is inexpensive and will surely save them an insurance co-pay, at the very least.
You have "Diagnosis and Treatment Options" mentioned in the title...why?
Just as you find in medicine, a diagnosis is necessary to understand an issue. Treatment options are simply answers to how can you deal with the diagnosis. In counter terrorism, it is essential to diagnose the threat. You are asking, "What was done?", and "Who might have done it?', and the rest - when, where, why and how. The answers to the questions provide the basics for dealing with the issue - the treatment.

In your e-book you will see this pattern of diagnosing and making a plan to deal with, or prevent the problem.

Let's create an example... your family goes to the local park to play. A husband and wife and two children, ages 6 and 9. They are at the swings, while you are setting up a picnic at a nearby table. You are about 50 feet from the children. About ten feet to the side of the swings are some shrubs about 3 feet high, and there is a trash receptacle next to the shrubs. Behind this is a stand of trees about 15 feet farther away. The restrooms are in the other direction from the swings, but fairly close, maybe 50 feet from your table.

Now, being sensible, and hopefully having read my e-book, you begin to diagnose the potential threat.

Your diagnosis makes note of these facts... vulnerable children, distracted while swinging and laughing, you two are busy setting up the picnic items at the table, but watching closely in-between tasks, you don't see anyone behind any of the landscape items or the trash receptacle. You conclude the threats to be injury at the swings - finger stuck, slipped out of seat onto ground, or banging into each other while acting silly. With no other people nearby, you dismiss kidnapping or robbery.

Your treatment forms itself even though you do not sense a threat, and you decide that you could tend to an injury with some tender loving care, or bandage up a scratch or cut. If there is a fall with possible concussion, you could look at the pupils, assess verbal response and check for scalp cuts. Maybe a trip to clinic or urgent care. Might have to call 9-1-1. You hardly consider kidnapping or robbery - there aren't any robbers or kidnappers in sight.

However, since you are gaining in your awareness, your subconscious says, "Check those shrubs, trash receptacle and restroom". Prioritizing, you walk toward the shrubs and trash first, find nothing, glance at the trees, and then turn toward the restroom. Upon arriving, you hear a flush, and you are promptly at Code Red. Relieved when a five-year old runs out, but you look inside anyway.

You have done a good job. Maybe you thought about how fast could a kidnapper run from the trees to the swings, grab a child and run back to the trees. Maybe you remembered that an attacker could run to you from 25 feet away and attack you with a knife, in less than two seconds. The distance from trees to swings is about 15 feet, then add 50 feet to our table and 50 more to the restroom. Bottom line for the WCS -worst case scenario? A kidnapper crouching behind trees, comes low to get behind the shrubs, and is within ten feet of the children. The kidnapper runs the ten feet to grab a child, then heads to the trees and disappears. You have 100 feet to get to the swings, and 15 more to reach the trees.

Assuming you catch the kidnapper...and his pistol, or knife or boxcutter ... what do you have? You have a Treatment Option.
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Books

Threat - Diagnosis and Treatment Options - Handbook for Families Facing Threats or Physical Violence
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 27,670. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Confidence and self-esteem
A handbook designed for families facing threats or who have experienced physical attacks. The book shares ideas on how to block criminal activities, and how to cope emotionally. Topics reviewed include assassination, hostage-taking, arson, kidnapping, drive-by shooting, safety in church nursery and in school, weapons and permits, legal issues of using lethal force, and effects on the neighborhood.

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