American Jim Wagner, taught a SWAT Course in Argentina for several police Special Operations units in Misiones, Argentina from May 28 to June 1, 2001. Middle East terrorist groups were operating in the Tri-Border area of South America (Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil) and a Basic SWAT Course was one step of several initiated by the government in combating this emerging threat. Terrorists had gained a foothold in the drug trade in South America in order to finance their global terrorism; an infiltration virtually unknown to most in the United States at this time in history. Jim Wagner taught this course three months before the horrific attacks of 9/11. This video is a rare look into pre-War on Terrorism history, and is narrated by Jim Wagner. All rights reserved.

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Jim Wagner
Jim Wagner, one of the first self-defense instructor to introduce techniques, tactics, and training methods to survive terrorist attacks and modern crime (active shooters, criminal chemical attacks, drive-by shootings, etc.). His teaching is based on his tactical career as a U.S. Army combat soldier, corrections officer, police officer, S.W.A.T. officer, team leader of a Dignitary Protection Unit for America’s fifth largest Sheriff’s department, a U.S. federal agent counterterrorist during the Global War on Terrorism, Reserve Military Police soldier, military bodyguard, Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO), Security Forces sergeant, and a team leader of a military Special Reaction Team. He worked in the private security and bodyguarding sectors, most notably protecting Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and working for the Walt Disney Company. Since 2003 Jim has been teaching his Reality-Based Personal Protection system around the world and in martial arts schools, where he offers self-defense instructors a way to increase their business by teaching Terrorism Survival, Crime Survival, and other courses. If you want to become certified to teach at your school, you can purchase the Jim Wagner Reality-Based Personal Protection Instructor Package at a discount through by using the code USARBPP1706.