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A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.

Domestic Law Enforcement's Use of Sensory-Enhancing Technology in Terrorist Situations
Domestic law enforcement's use of sensory-enhancing technology in terrorist situations
David B.PerkinsTomas C.Mijares

One of the most crucial needs in the response to a terrorist incident is the development of tools for gathering and analyzing information to be used in scenes involving hostile, armed, and barricaded subjects. In most situations, unaided human senses are insufficient to locate and identify the subject and to determine the extent to which any criminal activities are being perpetrated. The rescue of passengers and crew members during the 1976 Entebbe Airport hostage situation in Uganda; the 1977 raid by West Germany's GSG-9 (Grenzschutzgruppe Neun) at Mogadishu, Somalia; and the 1980 Iranian Embassy incident in London are noteworthy examples of how accurate information ...

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