Terrorist Attack Cycle Timeline

Jan 29 2016

Nigeria: Fatal Bombing At Adamawa Market

A suicide bomber attacked a market in Gombi, a town in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, on Jan. 29, killing at least eight and injuring 25, the Premium Times reported.
Dec 24 2015

How Protective Intelligence Can Prevent Armed Assaults

Spotting and reporting suspicious behavior is a major factor in thwarting terrorist attacks.
Nov 26 2015

An Online University of Terrorism

Online video conferencing could bridge the gap in terrorist tradecraft.
Nov 16 2015

How To Protect Yourself: A Chronology

In light of the recent Paris attacks, we have compiled guidance on how to react in dangerous situations.
Nov 13 2015

France: Government Declares State Of Emergency

French President Francois Hollande has ordered the French borders closed and Paris under lockdown following multiple small-arms and explosive-device attacks across the city.
Oct 22 2015

The Coming Age of Cyberterrorism

Online attacks will cause more panic than destruction.
Sep 24 2015

Militancy: A Threat With Many Faces

One must assess a group's ability to use different types of violence to understand the threat it poses.
Sep 10 2015

Countering a Shapeless Terrorist Threat

Leaderless resistance has made terrorists harder to track, but they remain vulnerable at key moments.
Aug 20 2015

Grassroots Cells: Even More Dangerous Than Lone Wolves

Terror cells are a vital and dangerous part of the leaderless resistance model that must not be overlooked.
Jul 02 2015

Protective Intelligence Lessons From the Barakat Assassination

There is a sophisticated terrorist actor in Cairo capable of planning and executing complex terrorist attacks against hard targets
Jun 26 2015

France: Analyzing The French Chemical Factory Attack

An attack on a low-risk chemical plant in northeastern France raises questions about the motivation and intent of the instigator.
Overview

In most terrorist attacks violence seems spontaneous, but it is usually the result of meticulous planning and coordination. Preventing an attack must be accomplished early in the "attack cycle," long before the violence occurs.

Key Analysis

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