The Protected with Michael W. Trott

Mar 15, 2019 | 18:12 GMT

There are people in this world who need protecting; among them presidents, royals, diplomats, the rich and the famous. And then there are the people who do the protecting; the secret service, the bodyguards, the security officers. But who are these people and how are they trained? And why do they undertake such a profession?

In this episode of the Stratfor Podcast, Chief Security Officer Fred Burton sits down with international security and intelligence professional and author, Michael W. Trott to discuss his book, The Protected, which offers a peek inside the practice of executive protection.

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