Still the Target: Coping with Terror and Crimeby Theodore G. Shackley, Richard A. Finney
The world is quite different from what it was prior to September 11th and the threat of a future terrorist attack is real. Fear, surprise, and havoc are the terrorists' main weapons. Still The Target is a counter-weapon. The first line of defense is a heightened awareness and this book offers practical strategies that corporations, governments, and private individuals can put into play to protect themselves from acts of terrorism. The vivid case studies, the research findings, and the authors' past CIA experience are woven together to bring into focus the evil patterns of thinking that lie behind the violence of hi-jackings, kidnappings, and assassinations. Still The Target will provide readers with the most current information available today.
In this no-nonsense, pull-no-punches guide to coping with terror and crime, the authors take a hard look at issues concerning the protection of high level individuals forced to travel in harm's way. The practical advice and thorough research reflect their years of experience in the field. Case scenarios of actual assassination attempts, kidnappings, and other criminal acts bring the book to life and support the methods and techniques throughout its pages.
Still the Target presents the most current information and strategies available in the ever changing worlds of terrorism and crime. It is a welcome follow up to Mr. Shackley's The Third Option, an examination of the theory and practice of counterinsurgency and guerrilla warfare, and his 1989 treatment of the subject in You're the Target. Whether you are a traveling V.I.P., an executive protection specialist, or a concerned citizen of the world, thereis much to be found of interest in this provocative and timely exploration of issues that ultimately affect society and our way of life.
About the Authors:
Theodore G. Shackley is a twenty-eight year veteran in intelligence and, prior to his retirement in 1979, was the CIA's Associate Deputy Director for Operations and was responsible for worldwide foreign intelligence collection, clandestine counter intelligence, and covert action. After retirement from U.S. government service, he founded Research Associates International, Ltd., a company specializing in risk analysis, threat assessments, and executive protection for firms with interest in oil or international trade in foreign product.
Mr. Shackley is an author who has written numerous magazine articles and is co-author of You're the Target, which tells corporate executives how to cope with terror and crime.
Richard A. Finney is a Personal Protection Specialist with a background as Chief Investigator for U.S. Protective Services in New York City and as an operations and training officer for the CIA, from which he retired in 1978 after twenty-seven years of service. He is a consultant with Research Associates International.
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