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Terrorism 101 Class

Become familiar with the nature of terrorist threat. Vulnerability of military personnel and dependents to terrorist acts. Personal protective measures that can be employed to prevent such acts.

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INFORMATION OBJECTIVE

Become familiar with the nature of terrorist threat.

Vulnerability of military personnel and dependents to terrorist acts.

Personal protective measures that can be employed to prevent such acts.

DEFINITION

The calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to attain political, religious or ideological goals… it involves a criminal act that is often symbolic…all to influence an audience beyond the immediate victims.

TERRORISM

VIOLENCE FOR EFFECT

THEATER OF THE OBSCENE

AIMED AT THE PEOPLE WATCHING

HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

In circa 6-70AD, Jewish zealots killed non-conformists.

In the eleventh century, Iranians introduced martyrdom.

In 1793 thru 1794, terror used during french revolution.

In 1870 thru 1900, new strategy introduced.

TERRORIST TACTICS

ASSASSINATION

ARSON

BOMBING

HOSTAGE-TAKING

KIDNAPPING

RAIDS

SEIZURE

SABOTAGE

HIJACKING

HOAXES

TYPICAL SMALLER
TERRORIST GROUP

TERRORIST GROUP
STRUCTURE

PLANNERS

OFTEN PARANOID

LEADERS

OFTEN LEGITIMATE

THE TRAINERS

THE ACTION ARM

MOST OFTEN CRIMINALS

UNCONSCIOUS NEED FOR POWER AND ACCEPTANCE

MONEY, WEAPONS, SAFE-HOUSES, DROPS, DOCUMENTS

THE GOFERS ( FOLLOWER-JOINER )

PROFESSIONALS ( DOCTORS, LAWYERS )

MAY OR MAY NOT BE SYMPATHETIC TO CAUSE

MAY BE UNKNOWING

PERHAPS IGNORANT

OFTEN BASED ON DESIRE TO NOT GET INVOLVED

PROFILE

AGE 22 – 35

SEX – 50% MALE

SINGLE

URBAN ORIGIN

MIDDLE CLASS

MARXIST

2/3 UNIVERSITY TRAINING

RECRUITED FROM UNIVERSITIES OR PRISONS

Questions?

THE
TERRORIST

U.S POLICY ON
TERRORISM

Condem all terrorist acts.

Take all lawful measures to prevent terrorist acts.

Concessions will not be made to terrorist extortions.

Host governments are expected to obtain safe release of hostages.

Support host governments with intelligence and technical support.

Encourage international efforts to combat terrorism.

TERRORIST THREAT
CONDITIONS

WHO
IS
AT
RISK

U.S. PERSONNEL
DON’T BLEND IN…..

DRESS

LANGUAGE

MANNERISM

LIFESTYLE

Questions?

TRANSIT

WEAK LINK

PERSONAL
PROTECITION
While traveling…..

Vary times and routes.

Check for suspicious activity or objects around your car.

Drive with the windows closed and doors locked.

Travel with a group of people. There is safety in numbers.

Do not always use the same taxi or bus stop. Buses are preferred over taxis.

VEHICLE

AIRCRAFT TRAVEL

Fly U.S. carrier whenever possible.

Do not change reservations by phone.

Leave early for airport.

Once in terminal move to secured area.

PERSONAL
PROTECTION
In hotels….

Be observant for suspicious persons.

Do not give your room number to strangers.

Keep your room and personal effects neat and orderly.

Know the location of emergency exits and fire extinguishers.

Do not admit strangers to your room.

RESIDENCE SELECTION

Consider the location of the home in which you want to live.

Avoid one-way streets and dead ends.

Choose a neighborhood with adequate lighting.

Off street parking or a garage is desirable.

PERSONAL PROTECTION
At home….

Install strong locks on doors and windows.

Light up the outside of the house.

Install one-way viewing devices in doors.

Consider owning a dog to discourage intruders.

PERSONAL PROTECTION
At all times….

Be alert to suspicious persons or activities.

Know local emergency numbers; carry “phone change”.

Know location of civilian/military police and other safe areas.

Know “help” phrases in the native language.

Keep a low profile; avoid publicity.

Watch for unexplained absences of local citizens.

PERSONAL PROTECTION
GUIDELINES

LOW PROFILE

FAMILY AWARENESS

TRAVEL PRECAUTION

AWARENESS + COMMON SENSE

= REDUCTION OF RISK

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