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Individual's Guide for Understanding and Surviving Terrorism

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As guards for all U.S. embassies abroad, including in the world's most volatile hot spots, U.S. Marines are among the foremost authorities on how to prepare for and preven terrorist activity. This reprint of the manual distributed to all Marines serving overseas reflects their expert practical knowledge. It contains dozens of simple tips to lower your profile and make you and your family less of a target for terrorists, as well as courses of action you can take should you ever find yourself in the midst of a ...
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Boulder, CO 2004 Softcover. Reprint NEW U.S. Marines are among the foremost authorities on how to prepare for and prevent terrorist activity. This reprint of the manual ... distributed to all Marines serving overseas reflects their expert practical knowledge. It contains dozens of simple tips to lower your profile and make you and your family less of a target for terrorists, as well as courses of action you can take should you ever find yourself in the midst of a terrorist incident. Just a few of the tips and tricks you will learn include general characteristics of today's terrorist groups, a complete plan to ?harden? your home and go about your daily routines to effectively discourage terrorists (or any criminal) from selecting you as a target, special ways to prepare samples of your handwriting and voice beforehand to help authorities in your identification and safe recovery, a simple thing you can leave behind in a hideout to assist rescuers if you have been kidnapped, the two most dangerous times during a Read more Show Less

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As guards for all U.S. embassies abroad, including in the world's most volatile hot spots, U.S. Marines are among the foremost authorities on how to prepare for and preven terrorist activity. This reprint of the manual distributed to all Marines serving overseas reflects their expert practical knowledge. It contains dozens of simple tips to lower your profile and make you and your family less of a target for terrorists, as well as courses of action you can take should you ever find yourself in the midst of a terrorist incident. If you want to maximize your own and your family's safety in the face of today's terrorist threat, make this U.S. Marine Corps manual a part of your home-protection library.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781581604498
  • Publisher: Paladin Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 64

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. An Overview of Terrorism 1
Terrorism Defined 1
Today's Threat 2
Types of Terrorist Incidents 3
The Intent of Terrorist Groups 6
General Characteristics of Terrorist Groups 7
Crime Prevention Measures 8
Chapter 2. Protection Through Awareness 9
Hard and Soft Targets 9
Identification of the Threat 10
Visibility 11
Family Members 18
Home Physical Security 20
Travel 24
Detecting Surveillance 29
Attack Recognition 32
Escape and Evasion 33
Incident Reaction 33
Chapter 3. Hostage Survival 35
The Hostage 35
The Hostage-Takers 36
Personal Contingency Planning 38
Escape or Surrender 40
Intimidation and Control 41
Stabilization 42
Defense Mechanisms 43
Establishing Rapport 49
Exploitation of Hostages 50
Releases and Rescue Attempts 50
Appendix: Vehicle Bomb Search 53
Prevention 53
Exterior Search 53
Interior Search 55
Engine and Trunk Search 56
Final Check Before Starting the Vehicle 58
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