Malcolm W. Nance
April 14, 2008
by CRC Press
Reference - 474 Pages - 172 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420071832 - CAT# AU7183
The Latest Geopolitical Factors
The second edition of Nance’s bestselling Terrorist Recognition Handbook is fully updated with the latest information on geopolitical factors affecting global terrorism and regional insurgencies. An additional section includes analyses of transformations within Al Qaeda, coverage of the modern insurgency, and newly active global and regional terrorist groups. Thoroughly revised, the section on terrorist tactics reveals entirely new trends and attack methods that have been previously unseen.
Learn from the Expert
Written by a 20 year veteran of the US intelligence community, this book is an invaluable training tool on how to identify an attack; how to mitigate damage from attacks; and how to recognize the stages of developing terrorist plots. It answers critical questions about who represents a threat, what opportunities are available for them to succeed, and what behaviors can be observed as they prepare for an attack?
Quick Information in a Crisis
Designed for rapid assimilation, each chapter can be read in any order. The no-nonsense style and numerous illustrations make it useful for quick identification of conventional weapons and weapons of mass destruction.
Malcolm W. Nance, a 20 year veteran of the US intelligence community, has been deployed on anti-terrorism and intelligence operations in the Balkans, Middle East—including Iraq and Afghanistan—and sub-Saharan Africa.
The book has an accompanying website with more information.
The author has been interviewed frequently on various news programs and testified in Congress on the subject of terrorism.
He also maintains a blog entitled Small Wars Journal.
"... extraordinarily valuable and perhaps the definitive text on terrorist recognition. ... the book details every aspect of terrorism and identifies all of the various elements. ... avoids all of the hype, politics and bias ... simply focuses on its task at hand, to be a field guide for anti-terrorist and counter-terrorist professionals to use to prevent attacks. ... a must-read for anyone tasked with or interested in anti-terrorism activities. One would hope that every TSA and Homeland Security manager and employee get a copy of this monumental reference. It would change the face of TSA and the Department of Homeland Security ... ."
—Ben Rothke, CISSP, PCI QSA, Senior Security Consultant, NY Metro / BT Global Services, writing in Slashdot.org
<qu>" … highly recommended for those in charge of security and community library military collections."
<source>—The Midwest Book Review
<qu>" … this volume offers a wealth of information for any security, law enforcement, military, or intelligence personnel involved in counter-terrorism and anti-terrorism operations. … Malcolm Nance has acquired a level of understanding that surpasses that of many senior government officials with regard to the topics of terrorism, Iraq, and Afghanistan, and he shares his vast knowledge with us in the second edition of the Terrorist Recognition Handbook. … this book is an excellent introduction to terrorist methodologies for both vigilant first responders and personnel who are preparing for deployment."
<source>—Chris Graham, The Counter Terrorist
"While he provides this fundamental information, he places it in the context of how it can be used to predict and thwart terrorism, primarily at the tactical level. This outstanding book is replete with useful charts, case studies, diagrams, and information valuable in every aspect of security or counterterrorism programs from individual training, exercises, and red teaming, to the response to a real-world attack. If you bear any responsibility, direct or indirect, for protecting people and property against terrorist attack, you should read this book."
- Col. Christopher G. Essig, Security Management