"Ophir Falk and Henry Morgenstern have compiled a book that shouldbe read by anyone who is serious about winning the war on terror.By painstakingly analyzing the empirical data, they help us betterunderstand the nature of our enemies and why they employ thesebarbaric tactics. Most crucially, they offer important insights onhow terrorism can be effectively confronted and ultimatelydefeated. In so doing, they have performed an invaluable servicefor all those who are committed to winning this crucialbattle."--Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel
FIRSTHAND ACCOUNTS AND ANALYSES FROM FRONTLINE PERSONNEL ANDEXPERTS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERROR
Based on U.S. and Israeli experiences and detailed interviewswith frontline personnel, Suicide Terror enables policymakers,first responders, and students of homeland security to understandand deal with the growing threat of suicide terror. It analyzesrecent suicide attacks as well as our current vulnerabilities andhigh-risk scenarios for future attacks. Following the expertauthors' advice, readers learn possible measures to prevent anattack. Moreover, they learn how to prepare for and implement aneffective and quick response to minimize casualties and losses inthe event of an attack.
Following an overview and historical review of suicide terror,the book covers:
* Global jihad
* Israel's confrontation with suicide terrorism
* America's experience with suicide bombings
* Internationalization of suicide terrorism
* High-risk scenarios and future trends
* Methods for confronting suicide terror
* Medical management of suicide terrorism
Using eyewitness accounts, the text re-creates the look and feelof actual terrorism incidents. Detailed case studies help readersget into the minds of suicide terrorists in order to understand howto best prevent and confront these very dangerous threats.
This book is a definitive study of suicide terror, synthesizingthe experience of well-known Israeli and American experts who havedealt with it firsthand. Anyone responsible for understanding,preventing, and confronting this devastating threat should readthis book and consider its recommendations with allseriousness.