Some private equity investors at Stanford would like me and another Stanford graduate to help them with security issues in Brazil. Like many people around the world, their views of Brazil are influenced by films like Tropa de Elite 2.
In Tropa de Elite 2, when the invasion of the Tanque favela fails to find the stolen police guns, Colonel Nascimento tells his assistant to call it “Operation Iraq.”
My question is do any of the blog readers have contacts in the Brazilian police, military, or corporate security like Colonel Nasciemento, or other PMERJ/ Military Police Battalion Commanders that we can interview? For examples of the types of interviews we have done with Iraq counterinsurgency veterans, see the link to a interview with Captain Luke Larson, US Marine Corps, below. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Larson, the real life basis of the character, Cash, in the novel, Senator’s Son, discusses the election supported by Lima Company, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, which is the basis of the fictional events in Chapter 17 on pages 74 to 76 of the novel.