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Terrorist Recognition Handbook Completely updated, The Terrorist Recognition Handbook reflects the latest geopolitical climate and factors affecting global terrorist incidents and regional insurgencies. It provides detailed information on terrorist acts, revealing the terrorists' motivations, organizational structure, planning, financing, and operational methods of carrying out attacks.

Unlike other books on terrorism, The Terrorist Recognition Handbook to provide detailed information on terrorist acts, revealing the terrorists' motivations, organizational structure, planning, financing, and operational methods of carrying out attacks. This is operational intelligence that people on the front lines of the war on terrorism-soldiers, police officers, investigators, federal law enforcement agents, and covert intelligence operatives on the ground who risks their lives to counter terrorism and uncover planned attacks on civilian populations.

A new section includes an analysis and chronology on the transformations within Al Qaeda, coverage of Iraq and terrorism in the context of modern insurgency. A new chapter on suicide bombing analyzes new attack tactics practiced in Iraq that have been wholly unseen previously.

A matrix on terrorist groups is fully updated to include all new global and regional terrorist groups in and out of Iraq that have carried out terrorist operations since 2002. In addition, the completely rewritten terrorist tactics section reflects the latest trends in attack methods and will serve to train military and security forces on how to identify an attack and mitigate damage from successful attacks. The book also serves as a guide to train operatives, law enforcement entities, and military intelligence agents on how to recognize the various stages of developing terrorist plots.

Whether acting as a one-person cell, or with a sophisticated global finance and logistics network, terrorists can be members of nearly any race, sex, religion, or political persuasion. Despite this, every terrorist operation always has certain characteristics, and the only effective way to identify and prevent terrorists is to observe their behavior and analyze it with an intelligence-based approach.

The Terrorist Recognition Handbook is an invaluable resource for police officers, SWAT teams, federal law enforcement officials and intelligence agents, security companies, utilities companies, chemical plants, oil refineries, power generating facilities, electrical and telephone utilities, airport facilities, public transportation officials, university programs, and anyone with in interest in understanding the true scope and nature of the current global terrorism threat.

Author Malcolm W. Nance is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. intelligence community. He has been deployed on anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism intelligence operations in the Balkans, Middle East -- including Iraq and Afghanistan -- and sub-Saharan Africa. His decades of intimate, first-hand knowledge of terrorist strategy, tactics and attack methods is captured in the ultimate handbook that cuts through terrorism theory, mythology and fiction to reveal the hard realities of 21st century terrorism methodologies and tactics.

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

  • Malcolm Nance, 448 Pages, ISBN 1420071831, Catalog AU7183, Publication Date: April 15, 2008
  • List Price: $59.95

Read an excerpt in Government Security News.

Read chapter 2, Who They Are: Identifying Terrorist Operatives.

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