Accession Number:

ADA456281

Title:

Terror Operations: Case Studies in Terrorism. U.S. Army DCSINT Handbook No. 1.01

Descriptive Note:

Handbook

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

This supplemental handbook presents four terrorist incidents in a case study methodology. The handbook supports a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence - Threats capstone reference guide on terrorism, DCSINT Handbook No. 1, A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century. Understanding terrorism spans foreign and domestic threats of nation states, rogue states with international or transnational agents, and actors with specific strategies, tactics, and targets. The central foci of the handbook are foreign and domestic threats against the United States in a contemporary operational environment COE. The handbook supports operational missions, institutional training, and professional military education for U.S. military forces in the Global War on Terrorism GWOT. It promotes an improved understanding of terrorist goals and objectives motivation planning strategy behavior conduct of operations and tactics, techniques, and procedures TTP. The primary audiences for the handbook are U.S. military forces that are deployed, that are in transit to or from an operational mission, and that are primarily nondeployable as installation or institution support. Other applicable groups may include interdepartmental, interagency, intergovernmental, nongovernmental, private volunteer, and humanitarian relief organizations. Compiled from source materials, the handbook promotes a Threats perspective and enemy situational awareness in combating terrorism. The following case studies are analyzed in detail the Tokyo Subway Sarin Attack, the Murrah Federal Building Bombing, the Khobar Towers VBIED Bombing, and the USS Cole Bombing. Each case study presents learning objectives, an overview, background, planning and preparation, the attack itself, supplemental vignettes, the terrorists and victims, and case discussion questions.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE