BOMB THREAT CONTINGENCY PLANNING
Critical Task: 03-3761-00-1112
In this lesson you will learn to perform bomb threat contingency planning.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Perform bomb threat contingency planning.
You have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate competency of this task you must achieve a minimum score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
CIDR 195-1, CIDP 195-1, FM 19-30, FM 19-6, and FM 19-15.
Bomb threat contingency planning must begin with an understanding of the psychology and technology
available to the bomber. Security against bomb threats should be based on these aspects as well as
the targets involved.
Several factors of individual and group psychology are operational in the mind of the bomber. Bombs
have been associated in the past with revolution, anarchy, and subversive conspiracy. The planning,
construction, and execution of a bombing can provide a group with satisfying feelings of conspiracy,
danger, action, drama, heroism, and a revolutionary flair. Bombing is psychologically rewarding and
relatively safe for the bomber. In addition, it is depersonalized violence with great potential for terror
PART A: DISCUSS THE BOMBER
Technology of the Bomber.
Would-be bombers must have access to explosives, or the raw materials from which they are made.
They need the knowledge to produce bombs from these