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    Default 8 things you need to know about terrorist decision making

    Dr Paul Gill, from UCL, a SME on terrorism, has a short article which is:
    a breakdown on eight things terrorists consider when making a planning an attack, from an analysis of over 80 terrorist autobiographies
    Link:https://crestresearch.ac.uk/comment/...cision-making/

    The 'eight lessons' are: Terrorist planning, Risk factor, Picking a target, Internal feelings, Finding the weakest link, Nerves and confidence, Perceptions of security and Past experience.

    On a link he explains the project in a video clip (3 mins) and writes:
    This project will start to build a better understanding of how terrorists make judgements about risk and security, and how this informs their actions (e.g., operational security measures, targeting decisions, hostile reconnaissance). As this is a relatively new area of academic inquiry, the team will start with the criminological literature to develop hypotheses, which will then be tested against two data sets.
    Link:https://crestresearch.ac.uk/projects...cision-making/

    Curiously he refers to 100 autobiographies, but the end result used eighty.

    The author has another thread How do you spot a terrorist:http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=22501 , with views 20.4k views - which indicates his value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidbfpo View Post
    The author has another thread How do you spot the terrorist? , with views 20.4k views - which indicates his value.

    404'd, try
    http://council.smallwarsjournal.com/...ad.php?t=22501

    Thanks, link amended.
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    Default Full article now available for free

    Update. The article by Paul Gill and others is now available for free. It has numerous references and refers to mainly non-jihadist terrorists. Quite a bit about the Provisional IRA in Ulster, Breivik in Norway and others.

    The full title is: Terrorist Decision Making in the Context of Risk, Attack Planning, and Attack Commission
    Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full...X.2018.1445501
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