Accession Number:

ADA456282

Title:

A Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century. U.S. Army DCSINT Handbook No. 1 (Version 3.0)

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:

281.0

Abstract:

This capstone reference guide was prepared under the direction of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence - Threats. The handbook is supported by a supplemental handbook, DCSINT Handbook No. 1.01, Terror Operations Case Studies in Terrorism. 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 chapters are titled as follows Nature and History of Terror Terrorist Behaviors, Motivations, and Characteristics Terrorist Group Organization Assessing Terrorist Capabilities and Intentions Terrorist Targeting of U.S. Military Forces and the Future of Terrorism. Appendixes focus on the following topics Terrorist Threat to Combatant Commands, Terrorist Planning Cycle, Terrorist Operations and Tactics, Firearms, Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs, Conventional Military Munitions, and WMD.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE