Accession Number:

ADA439887

Title:

Suicide Bombing in the COE. DCSINT Handbook No. 1.03

Descriptive Note:

Handbook

Corporate Author:

ARMY TRAINING AND DOCTRINE COMMAND FORTLEAVENWORTH KS DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF FOR INTELLIGENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This handbook is one in a series of supplements to TRADOC DCSINT Handbook No. 1, A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century, which is a basic terrorism primer prepared under the direction of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence-Threats. The terrorist threat confronting the U.S. military spans foreign and domestic threats of nation-states, rogue states with international or transnational agent demonstrations, and actors with specific strategies, tactics, and targets. A major tactic used by many terrorist groups is the use of suicide attacks. Although suicide terrorism is covered in the capstone terrorism handbook, this supplement provides more detail and insight. This handbook supplements the basic terrorism handbook and supports operational missions, institutional training, and professional military education for U.S. military forces in the Global War on Terrorism GWOT. The handbook provides an introduction to suicide terrorism and addresses the history of the phenomena, how terrorist organizations recruit potential suicide bombers, motivations for the use of suicide, characteristics of suicide bombers, various weapons and TTPs used by suicide bombers, and finally, the specific threats to the military. The handbook exists primarily for U.S. military forces, however, other applicable groups include interagency and intergovernmental personnel civilian contractors nongovernmental personnel private volunteers and humanitarian relief organizations. Compiled from open source materials, the handbook promotes a Threats perspective of suicide terrorism. Neither a counterterrorism directive nor anti-terrorism manual, the supplement complements but does not replace training and intelligence products on terrorism.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE