The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and by Frank Bolz Jr., Kenneth J. Dudonis, David P. Schulz

By Frank Bolz Jr., Kenneth J. Dudonis, David P. Schulz

The one approach to deal successfully with terrorism is to have an intensive figuring out of its present-day features. who's concerned and what guns and strategies are they prone to use? The gamers at the counterterrorism group have to take inventory of what's of their software kits; what works and what does not paintings; and what new services have to be constructed so one can face not just state-of-the-art terrorist, yet tomorrow's as well.The Counterterrorism instruction manual: strategies, systems, and strategies lays out a finished technique of tips to care for a complete variety of attainable terrorist incidents in a language pleasant to first responders, policymakers, and safeguard team of workers. It covers every little thing from bombings and hostage-taking, to nuclear terrorism and what has to be performed prior to, in the course of, and after an event.The authors each one carry to the desk specified insights and real-world reviews in keeping with years within the counterterrorism box. Their hands-on wisdom of the subject infuse the booklet with a down-to-earth practicality usually lacking from different counterterrorism experiences. The Counterterrorism instruction manual: strategies, methods, and strategies is a must-read for somebody who could have to deal with a significant terrorist assault.

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Bombings Assassinations and assaults Kidnapping Hostage-taking/skyjacking/barricade situations Bombings are the most frequent, accounting for as much as 80% of terrorist-related violence. Currently popular are massive vehicle-borne explosive devices, frequently involving a suicide attack, which result in a large number of casualties. Although skyjackings and hostage-takings are relatively infrequent, they are the most spectacular in terms of garnering publicity for terrorist groups. Assassinations and assaults tend to be more selective in order to include symbolic targets, such as those in the 1980s involving the use of assault weapons by Arab terrorists in European airport passenger terminals during the Christmas season.

Radicals and terrorist groups often disseminate tracts and manifestos during quiet periods when they may be engaged in proselytizing. For security professionals in the private sector, questions to be asked of local law enforcement officials are the same questions police should be asking themselves. What are the current trends in terrorism? Which, if any, terrorist or radical groups are active in the area? Terrorists come in a wide variety of political and activist stripes and ethnic backgrounds.

There are feuds which blow hot and cold over incidents which may seem inconsequential, or even resolved, to the mainstream population, but which burn in the memories of small cliques which use them to justify violent action. Witness the decades-, if not centuries-old animosity between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland, Armenians and Turks, Turks and Greeks in Cyprus, virtually every group in the Balkans, the Tamils and the Sinhalese, Sikhs and Hindus in South Asia, to name just a few.

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