When tyrants fall, the transition to democracy is not always as smooth as we hope. Such was the case with the “Arab Spring” which swept across much of North Africa. The disruptive effect of a power vacuum impacted all within it. Such was the case with a client in North Africa who was confronted not only with a void, but a clear and present danger to ongoing operations. Contingency planning for the extraction of key personnel was implemented, and CASS Global received the mission.