Terrorist Recognition Handbook: A Practitioner's Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activities, 3rd Edition

  • Malcolm W. Nance
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466554606
  • ISBN-13: 9781466554603
  • DDC: 363.325
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 440 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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First published in 2003, Terrorist Recognition Handbook: A Practitioner's Manual for Predicting and Identifying Terrorist Activities remains one of the only books available to provide detailed information on terrorist methodology—revealing terrorist motivation, organizational structure, planning, financing, and operational tactics to carry out attacks.

Written for counterterrorism practitioners who risk their lives to uncover planned attacks on civilian populations, this book will serve as a guide to train intelligence operatives, law enforcement entities, and military intelligence agents and soldiers to recognize and disrupt the various stages of developing terrorist plots.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Author.
Know the Terrorist.
1: Your Mission: Critical Awareness.
2: Who They Are: Identifying Terrorist Operatives.
3: Intelligence Profiling Suspected Terrorists.
4: Terrorist Training.
5: Terrorism 101: Why the Terrorist Chooses This Path.
6: What Terrorists Believe.
Identifying the Terrorist Group and Its Cells.
7: Terrorist Group Organization.
8: The Terrorist Cell.
9: Terrorist Strategies and Target Selection.
Detection of Key Terrorist Activities.
10: Terrorist Preparations for Attack.
11: The Terrorist's Tools: Conventional Weapons Identification.
12: Terrorists' Tools: Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons and Equipment.
Predicting an Attack.
13: Terrorist Surveillance Techniques.
14: Detecting Infiltration and Special Mission Techniques.
15: The Decision and Attack Sequence: The Last Chance to Stop an Attack.
16: The Basics of Analyzing Intelligence and Predicting Terrorism Events.
17: Point of Danger: Law Enforcement Traffic Stops and Encountering Terrorists.
18: Terrorist Operations and Tactics.
The New Fields of Terror.
19: A Primer on Al-Qaeda and the Global Extremist Insurgency.
20: Suicide Terrorism: Tactics, Equipment, and Management.
21: Terrorism and Insurgency in Iraq and the Changing Middle East (2003–2013).
Supplemental Data: Bibliography and Appendices.
Appendix A: Global Terrorist Groups.
Appendix B: Explosive Components and Ingredients Checklist.