While these rules are sometimes serious, sometimes anecdotal and some others metaphorical, we are in the process of writing a new book that will contain a very serious set of guidelines. Here's the list.
Here's the complete list of rules. The list was getting too long, so I simplified it in the 12 rules above.
I've compiled these rules during many years in the military, in less than permissive environments, and while playing hard in the mountains. Maybe as a guide for the long run.
Initially they were only 12 rules, the Original 12 as I call them. I took concepts and ideas that I learned and simplified them. I also borrowed from other people that passed knowledge to me and incorporated them into the rules. It all started with a half-joke comment: When in doubt, Red Team it.
Based on the idea behind the Moscow Rules, the Original 12 lasted a few years, then I started adding more as I became older and gained experience.
Well, start by rading the not so family friendly 40 Fucking Principles. There are more direct and set a tone on less than permissive situations.
We are compiling also the Rules of Red Teaming, a more hands on set of rules that will become a guide. Still a work in progress.
Then check the links below.
The Moscow Rules
Red Team Journal: the Laws of Red Teaming
The Original 12 Explained
4 Rules For Managing Risk From A Decorated Force Recon Marine
The 3 Rules of Special Forces
Utilizing the SOF Truths in Business
Pete Blaber's Guiding Principles