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Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

On August 15, 2005, the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, the US Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, and the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence - Threats released Version 3.0 of its handbook A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century.

"The handbook is a high level terrorism primer that includes an overview of the history of terrorism, descriptions of terrorist behaviors and motivations, a review of terrorist group organizations, and the threat posed to our forces, both in the United States and overseas. Additionally, it provides information on the various terrorist groups, the terrorist planning cycle, operations and tactics, firearms used by terrorists, improvised explosive devices, conventional munitions used by terrorists, and a discussion on weapons of mass destruction. The manual is designed to be used to help train and educate personnel on terrorism and assist units in recognizing the treat they face in planning for operations, both in the Continental United States and overseas."


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