Accession Number:

AD1017740

Title:

The Lone Wolf Threat: A Different Approach

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Advanced Warfighting School Norfolk United States

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Report Date:

2016-03-24

Pagination or Media Count:

54.0

Abstract:

Domestic and international terrorism has arrived on the home front of the U.S. However, there is an emergent aspect to the terrorism threat that is rearing its head, the Lone Wolf. In developing a methodology and analytical model to combat this asymmetric and almost undetectable terrorist, four case studies are examined of lone wolf terrorism. From these case studies, and using the maturation of radical intent methodology presented, an analytical model with trigger points are revealed where the lone wolf can become visible and a Golden Moment is identified in which intelligence communities and law enforcement agencies can employ asymmetric strategic approaches to aid in interdicting the lone wolf terrorist.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE