Accession Number:

AD1033965

Title:

Shooting the Messenger: Diplomats Crushed by Wave of New Terrorism

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

NDU/JFSC Joint Advanced Warfighting School Norfolk United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-04-26

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The security of diplomats is a challenging endeavor that requires constant evaluation and increased resources. This thesis compares and contrasts the Cold War and Post-Cold War ems to determine trends in attacks against diplomatic targets and identifies a dangerous evolution in terrorist tactics that combines suicide bombers with armed assaulters in which none of the attackers intend to survive. The Global Terrorism Database shows the number of attacks against diplomatic targets during the last 22 years of the Cold War1970-l99l are roughly equal to the number in the first 23 years post-Cold War 1992-2015.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE