The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques, Third Edition (Google eBook)

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CRC Press, Jun 23, 2005 - Social Science - 401 pages
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On September 11, 2001, the world was put on notice: terrorism can strike anytime...anywhere...anyone. You are told to go about your daily life - but to be vigilant of your surroundings. You are told that trying to do a cursory profile on potential terrorists is futile because their commonality goes deeper than the surface. With this in mind, what do you look for in a potential situation, how do you prepare, how do you protect?

Written by experts who have years of experience in the field, The Counterterrorism Handbook: Tactics, Procedures, and Techniques, Third Edition is an invaluable resource for those who recognize that preparation is the best defense in the War on Terror. Revised and expanded to reflect information obtained since the September 11th attacks, this latest edition provides an understanding of the strategies, tactics, and techniques required to counter terrorism as it exists today. It illustrates essential topics such as the elements common to all terrorism, bomb threats, risk assessment, hostage situations, and weapons of mass destruction.

Find out what's new in the third edition as it:
§ Provides a closer look at what transpired during and after the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
§ Discusses the current state of WMDs, including threats from chemical and biological agents and those posed by nuclear weapons.
§ Divulges the latest modes of domestic terrorism, including cyber-terrorism and eco-terrorism
§ Discloses the latest information on what's going on with Homeland Security
§ Covers recent INS laws as they relate to terrorist activity and how they effect homeland security
  

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Contents

What Is Terrorism Who Are Terrorists What Do They Do?
1
Global War on Terrorism
2
Meaning of Terrorism
3
What Is Terrorism?
4
A Brief History of Terrorism
5
Terrorism as a Political Statement
7
The Nature of Terrorism
8
Characteristics of Terrorism
10
Searching a Room
184
Common Bomb Placement Locations
185
Vehicle Searches
186
VehicleBorne Explosive Devices
187
Aircraft Searches
188
Preincident Executive Search
189
Suspected Packages
191
Identifying Improvised Explosive Devices
192

Financial Terrorism
11
Terrorist Actions
12
Other Terrorist Actions
14
Intimidation and Threats
15
Disinformation and Propaganda
18
Notes
19
Common Elements of Terrorism
21
Modern Terrorist Groups
24
Why Terrorists Succeed
26
Communications
27
Democratic Legal Systems
30
Vulnerability of Targets
31
Weapons of Mass Destruction
33
Role of the Military
34
Homeland Defense
36
Organizing Homeland Defense
37
Emergency Preparedness and Response
39
Information and Infrastructure Protection
40
Local Law Enforcement Capabilities
41
Private Sector Cooperation
42
Terrorism Defense Planning
43
Security Advisory System
44
Structuring a Preincident Plan
46
Information Gathering
47
Targets
48
Target Profiles
49
Target Analysis
50
Organization
53
Training
55
Terrorist Tactics
56
Risk Analysis
57
Risk Avoidance
59
Notes
60
Bomb Defense Planning
61
The Bomb Threat
62
Rationale of Bomb Threats
63
A Note of Warning
65
Warning or Hoax?
67
Bomb Threat Decision Making
68
Evacuation Options
69
Evacuation Procedures
70
Putting Out the Message
72
Planning Issues
73
Terrorist Weapon of Choice
74
Types of Bombers
75
Motivations of Bombers
77
Hostage Situations
79
Panic Reaction
81
Suicide by Cop
82
Why Hostages Are Taken
84
The Magic Triangle
85
Munich 1972
87
Deadlines
92
Killing on Deadline
93
Evaluation
95
Responsibilities of the First Responding Officers
96
The Mobilization Point
100
Decision Makers
101
Keeping Track of People
102
Start Intelligence Gathering
103
Tactical Units
104
FirstResponse Review
105
Kidnapping
107
Differences between Hostage Taking and Kidnapping
108
Uses of Kidnapping
109
Types of Kidnappers
110
Professional
111
Political
112
PostCold War Political Kidnapping
114
Domestic Spousal ConfrontationEmotionally Disturbed Persons
115
During and after the US Operation in Iraq
116
The Police Role
117
Police Response to Residence or Workplace of Victim
118
Response to the KidnapExtortion Threat
119
Do Not Contact the Police
121
Hoax
122
What the Individual Can Do
124
What the Family Can Do
127
What the Corporation Can Do
128
On Becoming a Victim
129
Threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction
131
Definition of Weapons of Mass Destruction
133
Aum Shinrikyo Incident
134
US Anthrax Attacks
136
Chemical and Biological Agents
137
Transmission of Infectious Agents
138
Common Nerve Agents
140
Blood Agents
142
Riot Control
143
Vomiting Agents
144
Common Biological Agents Class A
146
Common Biological Agents Class B
149
Common Biological Agents Class C
150
Nuclear Weapons
151
Common Terms Associated with Nuclear Weapons
152
Response to a WMD Incident
153
Federal Assistance
154
Domestic Terrorism
157
Other Ecoterror Groups
162
Animal Rights Groups
164
GM Food Fight
167
Antiglobalism Groups
168
Abortion Clinic Violence
172
Cyberterrorism
173
Conclusion
175
Notes
176
Bomb Incidents
179
Building Searches
180
Interior Searches
181
Search Teams
182
Alternative to Search Teams
183
Explosives
193
Initiation Systems
199
Summary
204
Hostage Incidents
205
The Making of a Hostage Incident
206
The Announcement
208
Reaction of Law Enforcement Professionals
209
The Application of Time
210
Criminal Role
211
Containment
212
Why Police Do the Negotiating
213
Postincident Crisis Intervention Teams
216
Controlling the Environment
217
Dynamics of Hostage Negotiation
219
Words and Phrases
221
Saying No
222
The Art of Negotiation
224
Courses of Action
225
The Surrender and Suicide Ritual
228
Thought Interruption
229
Never Take a Weapon from the Hand of a Surrendering Perpetrator
230
Postblast Environment
233
First Responders
234
Investigative Phase
236
Search Equipment
237
Safety
238
Documentation Material
239
Preliminary Actions
240
Seat of the Explosion
241
Gathering Physical Evidence
243
Examining Fragments
245
Evidence Recovery
246
Physical Evidence
250
Firing Systems
251
Postblast Investigation Process
254
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing December 21 1988
255
World Trade Center February 26 1993
256
Initial Response
257
TWA Flight 800 July 17 1996
258
Bombing of the USS Cole October 12 2000
259
HostageKidnapping Aftermath
263
The Immediate Reaction of Victims
264
The Family
265
Police Handling of the Incident
266
Transference
268
When an Incident May End in the Use of Deadly Physical Force
270
Making the Payoff
271
The Recovery
273
Victimology
274
Courses of Action
275
Immediate Postincident Reaction
276
Returning to Normal
277
Interviewing Victims
279
Intrusive Recollections
280
Lowered Threshold for Anxiety and Arousal
281
PTSD Is Not Always the Same
282
Other Difficulties
283
Timing
284
Setting the Stage
285
Eliciting Emotion
286
Informed Consent
287
The Humanitarian Role of the Investigator
289
Notes
290
Role of the Commander
291
Developing Guidelines
292
Makeup of the Team
293
Maintenance of Manpower and Equipment
294
Keeping UptoDate on New Developments and Strategies
295
Evaluate and Update
296
Intelligence Gathering
298
Evaluate Alternatives
299
Sharpshooter
301
Chemical Agents
302
Food
303
Alcohol and Drugs
304
Contain and Negotiate
305
Postincident Debriefing
307
Formal Debriefing
308
Russian Theater Takeover
309
Panic Reactions
310
Negotiations at the Theater
311
Sharpshooter
312
RescueDynamic Entry
313
Theater Reopens
314
The Command Post
315
Mobilization Point
316
Point of Negotiation
317
Bomb Incident Command Post
318
Equipment and Supplies
319
Communications
320
Concealment vs Cover
322
Counterterrorism Command Center
323
A Closer Look at 911
325
World Trade Center Complex
326
The 2001 Attacks
328
Composite First Responders
330
New York City Police Department
331
Emergency Response to the WTC Attack
332
Citywide Coverage Affected
333
Mutual Aid
334
Collapse of WTC2
335
Washington DC Attack
336
National Response
337
Lack of Plans for UpperLevel Rescues
338
First Responders at the Pentagon Attack
339
National Recommendations
340
The Aftermath
342
GovernmentSponsored Terrorism
343
Foreign Terrorist Organizations FTOs
349
Index
385
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