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Author: Audrey Kurth Cronin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: attacks, suicide, terrorists
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2009-12
ISBN-10: 1437918417
ISBN-13: 9781437918410

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 su
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Author: Joe Stork
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
Keywords: israeli, civilians, attacks, bombing, moment, suicide, erased
Number of Pages: 159
Published: 2002
ISBN-10: 1564322807
ISBN-13: 9781564322807

Participation of PA Security Officials in Suicide Bombings or Other Attacks.
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Authors: Michael D. Greenberg, Peter Chalk, Henry H. Willi
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: liability, risk, terrorism, maritime
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0833040308
ISBN-13: 9780833040305

Policymakers have become increasingly concerned in recent years about the possibility of future maritime terrorist attacks. Though the historical occurrence of such attacks has been limited, recognition that maritime vessels and facilities may be particularly vulnerable to terrorism has galvanized concerns. In addition, some plausible maritime attacks could have very significant consequences, in the form of mass casualties, severe property damage, and attendant disruption of commerce. Understanding the nature of maritime terrorism risk requires an investigation of threats, vulnerabilities, and
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: defense, pose, increasing, department, attacks, security, computer, information
Number of Pages: 58
Published: 1997-03-01
ISBN-10: 0788139592
ISBN-13: 9780788139598

DoD may have experienced as many as 250,000 computer attacks in 1995. They are often successful, & the number of attacks is doubling each year as Internet use increases & hackers become more sophisticated. Attackers have seized control of DoD systems, which control critical functions. DoD is taking steps to address this growing problem but faces major challenges in controlling unauthorized access to its computers. This report reviews DoD's use of firewalls, smart cards, & network monitoring systems, & policy & personnel measures.
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Author: Lloyd Dixon
Publisher: RAND Corporation
Keywords: alternatives, uncertain, world, evaluating, insurance, role, terrorism, federal
Number of Pages: 150
Published: 2007-11-25
ISBN-10: 0833042351
ISBN-13: 9780833042354

What are the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act1s effects on the market for terrorism insurance? What would be the effect of enhancing provisions for nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological (NBCR) attacks? The authors conclude that the program yields positive outcomes in a number of dimensions for conventional attacks and identify specific reforms that can improve results for NBCR attacks.
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Author: Barry Leonard
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: terrorism, report
Number of Pages: 78
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437929788
ISBN-13: 9781437929782

The statistical material in this report is drawn from the incidents of "terrorism" that occurred in 2008 as reported in open source media. In deriving its figures for incidents of terrorism, this report adopted this definition of "terrorism" i.e., "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents.ż Contents: Methodology Utilized to Compile Database of Attacks; Observations Related to Terrorist Incidents Statistical Material; Trends in Person-borne Improvised Explosive Device vs. Suicide Vehicle-borne Improvised
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Author: Benjamin S. Lambeth
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: operation, enduring, freedom, conduct, america, power, terror, air
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2006
ISBN-10: 0833037242
ISBN-13: 9780833037244

The terrorist attacks of 9/11 plunged the United States into a determined counteroffensive against Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda terrorist network. This report details the initial U.S. military response to those attacks, namely, the destruction of al Qaeda
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