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Unformatted text preview: Advances in technology have allowed for: Force Multipliers: increasing the striking power without increasing the number of combat troops More powerful weapons via increased Accuracy Destructive power Range Portability Ruggedness Ease of use Affordability This begs the question. . . What will terrorism in the future look like? Continuation of Current Methods n Tactics of terrorism: Arson Assault Bombings Hijacking Hostage taking Kidnapping Jenkins in White, 135 Conventional weapons- broad classification of munitions small arms and light weapons, sea and land mines, as well as bombs, rockets, missiles and cluster munitions. Which is the most common weapon? Continuation of Current Methods Continuation of Current Methods n The philosophy of the bomb Social order can be changed only through violent upheaval The bomb destroys by a combination of the initial blast the vacuum pressure the fragmentation the shock wave White 136 Continuation of Current Methods n Benefits of bombs Effective Relatively inexpensive Adaptable Bombs have been used : On businesses and government buildings Car bombs (suicide and remote) as roadside mines-VBIED-Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device ,-SVBIED-if it is used in a suicide bombing Suicide attacks As low-yield pipe and fragmentation bombs (buses, subways) To take over planes, placed on planes, & planes used as bombs Modernized. . . Continuation of Current Methods n Timed and remote bombs n Thermobaric bombs (FAE)- Fuel air explosive or the mininuke) A two-stage bomb that first spreads a fuel cloud or a finely ground powder through the air. Then, the is material is detonated which explodes in all directions in a series of shock waves. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9xCgNdZPKk Catastrophic terrorism-infliction of terrorist activity that has the capacity to inflict death, injury, or damage on a large scale n WMD (Weapon of mass destruction)- weapon(s) capable of inflicting death, injury, or destruction of man-made or natural infrastructures or the biosphere on a large scale Weapons of Mass Destruction Biological Agents n Biological weapons- Devices using pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, or other disease-causing biological agents or the toxins produced by them kill, incapacitate, or seriously impair a person, group, population, animals, or plant n Four types of biological Agents Chemical- naturally or man-made poisons & toxins Viruses Bacteria Plagues Chemical weapons Devices that relies on the use of non-living, toxic properties to inflict injury/damage rather than explosive force...
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