Essays Tagged "Fusion"

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Living in Code Yellow

  • Bruce Schneier
  • Fusion
  • September 22, 2015

In 1989, handgun expert Jeff Cooper invented something called the Color Code to describe what he called the ‘combat mind-set.’ Here is his summary:

In White you are unprepared and unready to take lethal action. If you are attacked in White you will probably die unless your adversary is totally inept.

In Yellow you bring yourself to the understanding that your life may be in danger and that you may have to do something about it.

In Orange you have determined upon a specific adversary and are prepared to take action which may result in his death, but you are not in a lethal mode…

Sidebar photo of Bruce Schneier by Joe MacInnis.