Terrorism 101 Class
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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.
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.
VIOLENCE FOR EFFECT
THEATER OF THE OBSCENE
AIMED AT THE PEOPLE WATCHING
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.
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
OFTEN BASED ON DESIRE TO NOT GET INVOLVED
AGE 22 – 35
SEX – 50% MALE
2/3 UNIVERSITY TRAINING
RECRUITED FROM UNIVERSITIES OR PRISONS
U.S POLICY ON
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.
DON’T BLEND IN…..
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.
Fly U.S. carrier whenever possible.
Do not change reservations by phone.
Leave early for airport.
Once in terminal move to secured area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AWARENESS + COMMON SENSE
= REDUCTION OF RISK