Terrorism and guerrilla warfare are increasingly common in many countries of the world. This book examines the current state of terrorism and guerrilla warfare and indicates how they may develop in the future. It sets out the different kinds of terrorism and guerrilla warfare and discusses in detail the various types of weapons and techniques favoured by terrorists, assessing for each the latest technological changes and their effects. It looks at intelligence, propaganda and communications. It explores the tactics and strategy of terrorists and guerrillas and surveys the methods currently used and being developed for countering their activities. Throughout the author illustrates the points made with examples from around the world.

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Part one Fighting under the nuclear umbrella

chapter 1|2 pages


chapter 2|10 pages

The spectrum of political conflict

part |2 pages

Part two Technological development

chapter 3|6 pages

Terrorist targets in the 1990s

chapter 4|18 pages

Personal weapons

chapter 5|12 pages

Missiles, longer range weapons, and bombs

chapter 6|8 pages

Detecting explosives, bombs, and guns

chapter 8|10 pages

Physical security

part |2 pages

Part three Drugs, political violence, and crime

chapter 9|10 pages


chapter 10|8 pages

Heroin and hashish

chapter 11|8 pages

The consumers

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Part four Rural guerrilla warfare

chapter 12|14 pages

Rural guerrillas—Latin America

chapter 13|16 pages

Rural guerrillas—Asia and Africa

part |2 pages

Part five Urban terrorism

chapter 15|18 pages

Urban terrorist organizations

chapter 6|14 pages

teen Urban terrorist techniques

chapter 17|18 pages

Developments in countering terrorism

part |2 pages

Part six Conclusions

chapter 18|6 pages

Nightmare scenarios

chapter 19|10 pages

The price to pay