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One of the key roles women play in these situation are as look outs and surveillance prior to assassinations and or kidnappings. People tend to over look women when they are looking for suspect activity, making them perfect for close surveillance, setting up a person for the team that will either grab or shoot the target.
Detecting these women requires people both women and men who maybe targets to be able to look beyond their biases and see possible suspect activity as what it is. Even the use of children to make them look even less suspect. The fact that it is reported that the cartels are using very attractive women is usually not a what a team would look for. Men even women tend to remember attractive ladies, so I would not be surprised if when young ladies are used, they are dressed down.
The red brigades from Europe , used to use couples as their key surveillance teams, they even used couples as attack teams on a number of occasions, so that is another bias that you need to be aware of. We all tend to not associate couples as a possible suspect activity, making them perfect for the job.
Women can get closer to men than other men can with out raising the same level of suspicion. Where they quite possibly be the killer part of the team, they are more often used to divert attention as another person often a male closes in.
A big part of awareness is recognizing our own biases that can tend to both over look possible suspect activity, or on the other had distract us from noticing the real threat.
Using this reporters story is a good way to bring a little clearer vision into our security awareness capability.