Combatting Terrorism: A Guide for U. S. Naval Forces Afloat
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The United States Navys forces afloat do not have a single source document that addresses anti-terrorism and counterterrorism. The increase in terrorism world-wide has stimulated the concern that vulnerable maritime vessels will become terorist targets. U. S. Navy ships in a restricted maneuvering situation, at anchor in a harbor, or moored pierside may offer an attractive target to a terrorist group. To deal with this potential terrorist threat, personnel manning U. S. Navyships must be educated in the fundamentals of terrorism the ships security program must be evaluated and modified accordingly various watches, sentries, and teams must be trained in new anti- and counterterrorist procedures and contingency plans must be developed to deal wilth potential terrorist incidents. This study provides a guide for the development of effective anti-terrorist and counterterrorist programs for any ship type in the U. S. Navy.
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