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Fighting the War on Terror: Global Counter-Terrorist Units and their Actions

Fighting the War on Terror: Global Counter-Terrorist Units and their Actions

by Judith Grohmann


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SWAT teams, GSG9, EKO Cobra, SCO 19 – these elite police units are used to dealing with dangerous situations, particularly in the fight against global terrorism. European political-economic journalist and author, Judith Grohmann, is the first outsider to be given access into the world of specialist counter-terrorism units in 16 countries around the globe, including the USA, Russia, Israel, the UK, and many more. Whether performing hostage rescues, subduing barricaded suspects, engaging with heavily-armed criminals or taking part in counter-terrorism operations, her interviews with the men and women concerned explain what their work really involves, their most dangerous missions, and the physical and mental training required for them to perform these high-risk operations, which fall outside the abilities of regular police officers.

A truly intimate insight into a closed world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781526727459
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 12/15/2018
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Judith Grohmann was born in Vienna and grew up speaking three different languages. An alumni of the Lycée Français de Vienne, she graduated from the University of Vienna after majoring in Political Science, Journalism and Japanese with a Master´s degree.

Judith is a passionate and committed writer, even writing her first newspaper for her school friends at the age of 11. After being appointed managing editor at the Austrian political magazine, 'Profil', she continued to work as an investigative journalist before moving to the newspaper industry and has worked for a multitude of newspapers and magazines across Europe, including 'Le Monde diplomatique', 'Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung', the Swiss Manager magazine 'Bilan' as well as architectural, industrial and political magazines. She became an author in 2005, but also lectures at the Department for Business Law and European Integration at Danube University Krems. Judith lives in Vienna, but is often seen between Paris, London and the South of France.

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Introduction xvi

Chapter 1 United Kingdom 1

Chapter 2 France 32

Chapter 3 Belgium 67

Chapter 4 Luxembourg 79

Chapter 5 Germany 89

Chapter 6 Italy 98

Chapter 7 Israel 104

Chapter 8 Austria 108

Chapter 9 Jordan 118

Chapter 10 Portugal 122

Chapter 11 Russia 129

Chapter 12 The Netherlands 136

Chapter 13 Hungary 139

Chapter 14 Slovakia 142

Chapter 15 Lithuania 153

Chapter 16 The USA 156

Epilogue 170

Acknowledgements 173

Endnotes 174

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