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Terrorist Suicide Bombings

Author: Mordecai Dzikansky
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439871329
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Urban environments are prime targets for suicide bombings over the next decade. While the threat may be ever-present, measures are available that can empower law enforcement personnel to thwart attacks, or at least mitigate the effects by reducing casualties. Written by professionals with first-hand experience, Terrorist Suicide Bombings: Attack Interdiction, Mitigation, and Response helps first responders, law enforcement, and homeland security professionals grapple with this increasing threat, offering best practices in the field and lessons learned. Advance preparation The authors provide specific instructions on how to fortify possible suicide bombing targets, suggesting measures that—if implemented—will reduce casualties. They explain how suicide bombers operate and what weapons they are likely to employ. They also debunk common myths about suicide bombers that jeopardize successful interdiction. Actual case studies Including graphic photos depicting the aftermath of actual bombing scenes, the book projects the reader into the chaos of a bomb scene. Chapters describe what one encounters at a site immediately after a bombing and explain what each first responder should and should not do. Case studies throughout enhance the text, explaining why certain suicide bombings succeed while others fail. Psychological effects The book also explores how terrorists seek to exploit the media and describes government and media efforts to diffuse the bombers’ self-promotion. A full chapter is devoted to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a condition that commonly affects many first responders. Finally, the book closes with recommendations aimed at helping law enforcement defend against suicide bombers.

Terrorists And Suicide Attacks

Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437918417
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Suicide attacks by terrorist organizations have become more prevalent globally, and assessing the threat of suicide attacks against the U.S. 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 U.S., at home and abroad? How can the U.S. counter such a threat? The report analyzes the key lessons of the international experience with suicide attacks and examines their relevance to the U.S.

Female Suicide Bombings

Author: Tanya Narozhna
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487520042
Size: 38.33 MB
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"Female" "Suicide Bombings" critically examines and challenges common assumptions of this loaded term. Tanya Narozhna and W. Andy Knight introduce female suicide bombings as a socio-political practice and a product of deeply politicized, gendered representations.

Suicide Bombings In Israel And Palestinian Terrorism

Author: Michael V. Uschan
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 9780836865615
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Discusses the rise of suicide bombers in the Middle East, the reasons behind many suicide bombings, and the history of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis.

Suicide Terrorism

Author: Ami Pedahzur
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 9780745633831
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Suicide terrorism in its modern form made its first appearance inLebanon in the early 1980s. Over the last quarter century,terrorist attacks perpetrated by suicide bombers have spread tomany corners of the world and have become a major threat for boththe governments and citizens of numerous countries. Can thisdevastating phenomenon be attributed to a specific religion orculture? What are the causes and motivations that lead ordinarypeople to embark upon suicide attacks? How are potential bomberstrained for their mission? And is it possible for democraticgovernments to effectively cope with this challenge? In this compelling book, Ami Pedazhur investigates the rootcauses of suicide terrorism and its rapid proliferation in recentyears. Drawing on a variety of sources, the book explores the useof human bombs in Lebanon, Israel, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Chechnya,Iraq, and the ostentatious attacks of Al-Qaeda and the globaljihad. It is the only book to offer such an in-depth, up-to-date,cross cultural analysis of suicide terrorism in the twenty-firstCentury.

Female Suicide Bombers

Author: Debra D. Zedalis
Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781410215932
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Suicide bombers are today's weapon of choice. Terrorists are using suicide bombers because they are a low cost, low technology, and low risk weapon. Suicide bombers are readily available, require little training, leave no trace behind, and strike fear into the general population. The success of suicide bombers depends upon an element of surprise, as well as accessibility to targeted areas or populations. Both of these required elements have been enjoyed by women suicide bombers. Female suicide bombers were used in the past; however, the recent spate of them in different venues, in different countries, and for different terrorist organizations forces us to study this terrorist method. This research paper reviews historical female suicide bombers, focuses on female suicide bomber characteristics, analyzes recent changes in application by various terrorist organizations, and provides implications of change within a strategic assessment of future female suicide bombings. Debra D. Zedalis is a Department of the Army civilian who was a member of the U.S. Army War College Class of 2004. Prior to attending the Army War College, Ms. Zedalis was the Chief of Staff for the Installation Management Agency, Europe Region, Heidelberg, Germany. She has worked for the U.S. Army in Europe since 1988, serving as the Chief of the Management Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management, as well as the Chief of the Installation Management Support Division, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel and Installation Management. Prior to her European assignment, Ms. Zedalis worked at the U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox as a program analyst and manpower analyst. She holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Psychology from the University of Kentucky.

Terror And Suicide Attacks

Author: M. Fethullah Gülen
Publisher: Tughra Books
ISBN: 1597846244
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This book collects articles from various Turkish scholars on Islam and terror, particularly how Islam treats suicide bombers. The contributors analyze such subjects as terrorism, suicide attacks, jihad in consultation with first hand sources of Islam. All the articles in the book reject the idea that Islam approves terrorism. This book is prime example of the efforts in the Islamic world to disassociate terrorism from Islam.

Suicide Bombers

Author: Elaine Landau
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 076133470X
Size: 53.74 MB
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Describes how terrorist groups recruit and train young individuals and why children choose to carry out such grisly acts.