Protective surveillance should be employed where resources and manpower are available; on high risk bodyguard and close protection details it is essential.
I have provided international security training and services to private and government client in Western and Eastern Europe, US, Latin America and Africa.
The assassins had no surveillance & counter surveillance plans for if the kill operation went bad, was this due to arrogance or just negligence, who knows.
Armored cars can assist you in your close protection or security detail but they should not be all there is to your close protection or security detail
Received the hard copies of my Newsweek Serbia interview
The big issue with close protection in hostile environments when working with firearms internationally, is what are the consequences if you have to use them