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Terrorism Awareness
Understanding the Threat and How You Can Protect Yourself

  • Available for pre-order on February 24, 2023. Item will ship after March 17, 2023
ISBN 9781032274164
March 17, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
336 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Robert H. Deatherage Jr. (Bob) spent over 22 years in the US Military, serving in both the US Marine Corps and US Army Special Forces, and working in several different positions and groups. He retired as the Non-commissioned Officer in Charge of the Antiterrorism Training Detachment, D company 2nd Battalion 1st Special Warfare Training Group. Since retirement, he has worked as a Security Manager for international construction companies in Iraq, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. He has also worked as a DOD contractor with the DEA in Afghanistan, and as a Corporate Security Tactics Manager in the commercial Nuclear Industry, overseeing security at multiple commercial nuclear power plants. He currently works as a consultant in the security industry and still conducts training seminars for the Military, including Special Operations units, Civilian Law Enforcement organizations throughout the United States on a wide variety of subjects in Antiterrorism, Defensive Driving, Security, and PSD operations. Bob has a Master’s in Business and Organizational Security Management.