This ebook provides a reproduction of the up-to-date U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) handbook on terrorism, the Military Guide to Terrorism in the 21st Century. A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century is a reference guide prepared under the direction of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), TRADOC G2 as a capstone reference guide on terrorism. Understanding terrorism spans foreign and domestic threats of nation-states, rogue states with international or transnational agents, and other actors with specific strategies, tactics, and targets. This terrorism guide addresses foreign and domestic threats against the United States of America in a contemporary operational environment (COE). This informational handbook supports institutional training, professional military education, and operational missions for U.S. military forces in the War on Terrorism (WOT). This document provides an introduction to the nature of terrorism and recognition of terrorist threats to U.S. military forces. A common situational awareness by U.S. military forces considers three principal venues for armed forces: forces that are deployed, forces that are in transit to or from an operational mission, and forces that are primarily installation or institution support. Compiled from open source materials, this handbook promotes a Threats perspective and enemy situational awareness of U.S. strategies and operations in combating terrorism. This handbook exists primarily for U.S. military forces; however, other applicable groups include interdepartmental, interagency, intergovernmental, civilian contractor, nongovernmental, private volunteer, and humanitarian relief organizations, and the general citizenry. Study of contemporary terrorist motivations and behavior, terrorist goals and objectives, and knowledge of terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTP) improve training and readiness of U.S. military forces. This handbook will be updated as necessary to enhance a current and relevant resource. A selected bibliography presents citations for detailed study of specific terrorism topics. Contents include: WOT (War on Terror) and the Contemporary Operational Environment * Targeting Vulnerabilities * Approach to Understanding Terrorism * Chapter 1 The Face of Terrorism Today * Section I: What is Terrorism * Defining Terrorism * Vectors of Action * Section II: Objectives * Section III: Terrorism and Insurgency * Section IV: State Sponsored Terror * Section V: Other Forms of Terrorism * Chapter 2 Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors * Section I: Goals * Operational Intent of Terrorism * Section II: Motivation * Ideology Influences * Ideological Categories * Location or Geographic Categories * Section III: Behavior * Individual Behaviors * Organizational Behavior * Chapter 3 Terrorist Organizational Models * Section I: Organizational Commitment * Levels of Commitment * Section II: Organizational Structure * Cellular Foundation * Hierarchical Structure * Networked Structure * Types of Structure * Ideological Affiliation * Section III: Organizational Categories * Terrorist Affiliation * Support * Weapons and Equipment * Chapter 4 Terrorist Targeting of U.S. Military Forces * Section I: Operational Environments and U.S. Military Forces * Deployed Forces * In-Transit Forces * Institutional Forces * Section II: Circumstances and Influences * Reasons for Targeting * Section III: Terrorist Attack Threats to U.S. Forces * General * Contemporary Setting * Forms of Terrorism * Arson * Sabotage * Bombing * Kidnapping * Hostage Taking * Hijack-Seizure * Raid or Ambush * Assassination * Aircraft Threats * Maritime Threats * Suicide Tactics * Terrorism of the Future * Section I: Future Trends in Terrorism * Section II: Assessing the Trends * Section III: Enablers to Terror * Terrorist Planning Cycle.
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Published December 10, 2010
by Progressive Management.
Political & Social Sciences.