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NCJ Number: 76486 Find in a Library
Title: Target Analysis, Part 2 - The Essential Component of Antiterrorist Operations (From Clandestine Tactics and Technology - A Technical and Background Intelligence Data Service, Volume 4 - See NCJ-77152)
Author(s): J B Wolf
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: International Assoc of Chiefs of Police
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The document defines target analysis, discusses target assessment techniques, and examines the application of target analysis to control terrorism.
Abstract: Target analysis consists of defining the target, identification of conditions that could cause it to be attacked, assessing the attitude of the target toward threatening conditions affecting it, estimating the susceptibility of the target to influence, and determining the capability of a target to control others if the target itself is influenced. The analytical framework developed for using this method examines the source, content, audience, media, and effects of propaganda. Eight categories of information are collected for analysis: incident reports, associations between terrorist acts and stages of revolutionary process, membership and association information, ideological characteristics, tactical information, propaganda techniques, target characteristics, and propaganda goals. This categorical analysis focuses on the types and nature of operations, the relationship of acts to a revolutionary process, organizational characteristics, ideological orientation, propaganda classifications, tactics, weaponry, targets, audiences addressed, and media coverage. Analysis should be through a group of law enforcement agency modules analyzing individual groups. The modules should consist of an analyst and a staff of field investigators. Computers can offer assistance in analysis of data. Footnotes are included.
Index Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Threat assessment
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