In this chapter the methods employed by adversaries in order to accomplish their goal will be examined with the purpose of obtaining an understanding of their strengths and weaknesses. The carrying out of an assassination/kidnapping is a major operation for any individual or group that requires a great deal of preparation if there is to be any hope of success. Fortunately, these attacks are generally a rare occurrence, given the world’s population, but happen often enough to be of concern for those within the most often targeted classes of victims, as well as those assigned to a protective function. While the tactics used in these types of operations can vary considerably given the region, target class, adversary, availability of resources, etc., when taken as a whole it is possible to develop a better understanding as to why and how they were employed, thus allowing for the development of preattack indicators as well as immediate action responses.