(3) Physical security education programs.
(6) Search of incoming vehicles.
(9) Physical security surveys and inspections.
(10) Emphasis on building/maintaining employee morale and awareness.
a. Terrorism is the use of violence, force, or threat. The aim is to
reach political goals through fear, intimidation, and coercion. The media is
used by terrorists to bring worldwide attention to their political
objectives. At the same time, their attention creates a sense of government
incompetency. Physical security has a great impact on terrorism. It makes
the terrorist work harder, and complicates his plan.
It requires him to
increase the risk of compromise.
Threat analysis is the first stage of
criminal information is used. This is necessary in evaluating vulnerability
of a post against terrorism.
results; however, it is impossible to completely safeguard a post against
b. Terrorism is a strategy; it is a tool of the weak.
Though few in
number, terrorists are well-organized groups.
Normally they plan all
operations with care.
c. Target selection. Victims of terrorism are a part of the strategy.
The goal of terrorism is to attract worldwide attention to their cause. This
may take the form of violence or the taking of political prisoners. Targets
are selected to maximize that goal.
What better method to gain attention
than by hijacking a commercial aircraft filled with innocent people? What is
better than keeping the world watching, while terrorists dramatically stage
refuel stops from country to country.
Random violence as in public
gatherings occurs not because of mass violence.
They select these locales
because of the maximum shock effect of the act.
d. Methods used by terrorists:
(1) Bombing displays their capability of direct assault.
occur on any targets as a means of retaliation.
In the early morning,
October 23, 1983, the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon was bombed by
A truck carrying explosives was driven through a security
checkpoint, through other barriers and into the center of the Marines'