Attitude of Area Population. The vulnerability value for area social environment can be greatly reduced.
The installation commander and/or the PM should be an active member, on a regular basis, in
meetings or on councils with other area law enforcement agencies. There are restrictions on federal
authorities for collecting domestic intelligence. However, these restrictions do not apply to criminal
information. Close contact with state and local authorities is the best way to stay current on the social
environment around the installation. Participation in community activities and good relations with civic
organizations will also create favorable attitudes in the area.
Law Enforcement Resources. Wise use of military law enforcement assets can reduce the vulnerability
value of the local law enforcement factor. This can be done by training and use of counterterrorism
equipment. Special training for countersnipers, special reaction teams, and hostage negotiators, give
added flexibility to law enforcement personnel and to the commander. Cooperations and exchange
training programs with civilian law enforcement agencies will help. (Consult AR 500-50, paragraph 304,
for guidance before training with civilian agencies. It will be available at your post.) The
counterterrorism management officer or NCO should encourage attendance at special training courses
and schools. Civilian law enforcement agencies might agree to provide more patrolling around the
outside of the installation during high-threat periods or actual incidents. This could relieve limited
resources within the installation to provide more internal security for perceived targets. A good working
relationship with local law enforcement agencies can provide distinct advantages and benefits.
Threat analysis is a continuous, ongoing function. Vulnerability may increase or decrease in areas in
the course of normal operations. Failure to update your installation assessment on a regular basis
seriously restricts your terrorism counteraction capabilities.
PART F: THE U.S. POLICY ON TERRORISM AND THE LEAD AGENCY CONCEPT
The U.S. policy on terrorism is summarized below.
o We condemn all terrorist actions.
o All lawful measures to prevent such actions will be taken.
o The U.S. will not bargain with terrorists.
o We will continue to cultivate international cooperation to combat terrorism.
Procedures Inside the Continental United States (CONUS).
The Department of Justice and the FBI in particular, has primary law enforcement responsibility for
terrorist incidents in the United States, including the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto
Rico, and U.S. possessions and territories. The installation commander has responsibility