Accession Number:

ADA445323

Title:

Terrorists and Suicide Attacks

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE ACQUISITION UNIV FORT BELVOIR VA DAVID D ACKER LIBRARY AND KNOWLEDGE REPOSITORY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-08-28

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

Suicide attacks by terrorist organizations have become more prevalent globally, and assessing the threat of suicide attacks against the United States and its interests at home and abroad has therefore gained in strategic importance. This report focuses on the following questions What are suicide attacks What have been the patterns and motivations for terrorist organizations using suicide attacks in the past What terrorist groups and other organizations are most likely to launch such attacks How great a threat are terrorist suicide attacks to the United States, at home and abroad How can the United States counter such a threat It analyzes the key lessons of the international experience with suicide attacks and examines their relevance to the United States.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE