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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, October 03, 2007

Publication: A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

On August 15, 2007, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, TRADOC Intelligence Support Activity,-Threats, released its handbook titled A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century.

The handbook is a primer on terrorism and 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." (Federation of American Scientists)
There are four supplements that accompany the handbook:

Supplement 1 — Terror Operations: Case Studies in Terrorism

Supplement 2 — Cyber Operations and Cyber Terrorism

Supplement 3 — Suicide Bombing in the COE

Supplement 4 — Terrorism and WMD in the Contemporary Operational Environment


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