Terrorism Awareness Understanding the Threat and How You Can Protect Yourself
Terrorism Awareness: Understanding the Threat and How You Can Protect Yourself provides readers a foundational understanding of the threats that face us every day.The goal is to introduce readers to different tactics and techniques used by terrorists—both international and domestic—to better understand personal protection concepts and, if necessary, take actions to make themselves "hard targets" that terrorist organizations will want to avoid. This includes providing a background on understanding how terrorists operate, and, more specifically, how to recognize the pre-incident indicators associated with terrorist operations.
Coverage includes situation awareness of the phases of terrorist operations, common attacks, surveillance and targeting tactics, kidnapping and hostage situations, bombings and blast effects, hijacking, armed assaults, and more. With such awareness, readers can be alert to common cues to avoid dangerous situations, as well as familiarize themselves with various actions they can take to better protect themselves. Sometimes certain events may arise which are unavoidable and, in those cases, learning how to best mitigate those scenarios can mean life or death and provide the best opportunity for safety and survival.
Terrorism Awareness is a helpful guide to provide anyone working or traveling in the United States or overseas—particularly in potentially volatile places subject to terrorism or civil unrest—the tools they need to recognize potential threats and to keep themselves, and those they are with, safe.
1. Introduction to Terrorism 2. Terrorist Operations 3. Improvised Explosive Devices 4. Hostage Survival 5. Rapport Building Techniques 6. Detecting Terrorist Surveillance 7. Individual Protective Measures 8. Riots and Protests 9. Active Incident 10. Domestic Terrorism 11. Fire Uses as a Weapon 12. Cyber Awareness Conclusion