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Military's new terrorism guide can help 1st responders

Available to first responders online

Information provided by PoliceOne Columnist Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA

In August 2005, the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence-Threats released, The Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century (download a free copy). The guide was designed primarily for US military forces. However, other applicable groups such as state and local first responders can benefit from the information contained in the Guide.

While primarily written to support operational missions, institutional training, and professional military education for US military forces in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT), US domestic first responders will also find the guide beneficial.

According to the guide, "understanding terrorism 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 central aspect of this terrorism guide comprises foreign and domestic threats against the United States of America in a contemporary operational environment (COE)."

The guide provides information on the nature of terrorism, terrorist groups and terrorist method of operations. Complied from open source materials, the guide includes a main handbook and four supplemental readers:

• Supplement 1 - Terror Operations: Case Studies in Terrorism
• Supplement 2 - Cyber Operations and Cyber Terrorism
• Supplement 3 - Suicide Bombing in the Contemporary Operational Environment
• Supplement 4 - Defense Support of Civil Authorities

    Download a free copy of The Military Guide to Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

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    About the author

    Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.), MPA is the author of Police Technology (Prentice Hall); the co-author of Leadership: Texas Hold 'em Style (Quill Driver Books/Word Dancer Press); and From NYPD to LAPD: An Introduction to Policing (Prentice Hall).

    Raymond's current major project is co-authoring the upcoming book, "Homeland Security and the New Threats of Global Terrorism: From Cold War to Flaming-Hot War (Prentice Hall, February 2007)" with Major General Dror Itzhaki, Israeli Security Agency (ret), a senior Israeli expert on security, protection, operations and prevention of criminal and terror acts and Dr. Reuven Paz, Ph.D., an Israeli expert on militant and radical Islam and Islamist movements. Additionally, his is in contract negotiations on a third book - An Introduction to Policing. You can view Lieutenant Foster's Complete CV Here.

    Raymond can be reached on the Criminal Justice Forum or at raymond@hitechcj.com.

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