Critical Task: 01-3755-00-5000
In this lesson you will learn to recognize terrorism and utilize a crisis management team.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Describe the basic principles of terrorism. Describe crisis management team
composition, capabilities, and responsibilities for contingency planning.
You have this subcourse, paper and pencil.
To demonstrate your competency of this task you must achieve a score of 70
percent on the subcourse examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following publications:
AR 190-13, AR 525-13, FM 19-10, FM 19-15, FM 100-37, and CIDR 195-1.
Recent increases in the number of terrorist acts and hostage situations make it essential that the
Military Police (MP) are prepared to provide protection from, and control of, these types of situations.
These acts are often performed in desperation or because of fanaticism. It is essential that all MP
understand their role and perform their duties as well as possible. Dealing with these situations in an
efficient, direct manner reduces the chance of personnel being injured or killed, and of property being
damaged or destroyed.
PART A: THE DEFINITION AND HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF TERRORISM
The following three selected definitions of terrorism reflect the varying ways in which terrorism is
perceived. However, there are some common threads in the definitions.