Accession Number:

ADA171065

Title:

Conducting Airport Anti-Terrorism Operations and Contingency Planning for Risk Reduction of the Terrorist Threat.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

192.0

Abstract:

Terrorist acts have increased in alarming numbers in many areas of the world today. Americans, once virtually immune from becoming terrorist targets, are being singled out as targets of choice by a rising number of terrorist organizations. Relatively safe forms of transportation, like cruise ships and American-based airlines, have experienced dramatic acts of terrorism directed at Americans using those services in both 1985 and 1986. Media coverage of these events has compounded the fear of many Americans about when and where the next act of terrorism may occur. As airports have been the victims of some of the most vicious terrorist acts occurring in the past year, airport security has come under increasing scrutiny by television documentaries, such as 60 Minutes, and by many sectors of the American public. While experts predict that acts of terrorism are about to occur on American soil, what are security officials at American airports doing to prepare for this potential threat What lessons have we learned from terrorist acts which have happened at other airports around the world, such as the December, 1985 attacks at the Rome and Vienna airports Airport anti-terrorism operations and contingency planning can be the weapons which airport security managers use to successfully battle the increasing trend of terrorist acts on airports today. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE