Table of Contents

ii.Situational Awareness
CHAPTER 1: Terrorism and Crime Awareness
Who are terrorists and what are their tactics and intentions?
Terrorist Methods
How terrorists target people and infrastructure
How to reduce risk of being targeted by terrorists and criminals during travel
How to lower your risk of becoming a victim of crime
CHAPTER 2: Personal Security
How to defend yourself in an assault:
How to escape a kidnapping attempt
What to do if abduction seems imminent: fight, flight, or cooperate
What to do if you decide to escape
Fight for your life
How to escape from the trunk of a car
Jumping from a moving vehicle
Run to safety
CHAPTER 3: Hotel Security
Terrorist threat to hotels
Criminal threat to hotels
Hotel selection
Room selection
Actions that reduce risk while staying in a hotel
CHAPTER 4: Home selection and home security in the US and abroad
Home location
Home security
Preparing for an emergency
Reducing the threat of crime
Identity theft
Suspicious activity
Domestic employees
CHAPTER 5: Detecting and Avoiding Terrorist and Criminal Surveillance
Why surveillance is conducted
Who is the target of surveillance
How surveillance is conducted
How to lose a tail
Losing a tail while in a vehicle
CHAPTER 6: How to lower your threat level while traveling in a vehicle
Vehicle preparation
Situational awareness while driving
Vehicle inspection
CHAPTER 7: Air Travel Threat Reduction Tips
Prior to travel:
Day of travel
CHAPTER 8: Surviving a skyjacking
Threat of a skyjacking
What to look for
Skyjacking factors for consideration
What to do if being skyjacked
CHAPTER 9: Surviving a hostage situation
Anatomy of a hostage situation
What is captivity?
What to do at the time of capture
Humanizing yourself and establishing rapport
Treatment in captivity
Prepare for escape and rescue at all times
Prepare your family
CHAPTER 10: What to do if arrested Overseas
Maintain your innocence
US Embassy: ask early and ask often
How to conduct yourself while being detained
CHAPTER 11: What to do in the event of civil unrest
Plan ahead for emergencies
Have a plan of where to go
What to do in the event of civil unrest
Be prepared
Do your research
CHAPTER 12: What to do in the event of work place violence or an active shooter scenario
The threat is real
Look for the signs
How to respond
Taking action
What to do when the police arrive
CHAPTER 13: How to survive a Chemical, Biological,
Radiological, or Nuclear Attack
The threat
Why CBRN attacks are so dangerous
What to do in the event of a CBRN attack
Terrorism in the mail
CHAPTER 14: Explosive devices, explosions, and fires
Explosive devices
Structural Fire
Home fire
CHAPTER 15: How to survive disaster
Building a disaster kit
Maintaining your disaster kit
Plan for risks unique to the environment you are in
Firearm selection
CHAPTER 16: Recent case studies of Terrorist attacks on US and Western interests at home and around the world
September 11 2001 attacks on the US
2001 shoe bomber
2002 American consulate bombing in Pakistan
2003 Saudi Arabia suicide bombings
2004 Saudi Arabia oil company attack and hostage situation
2004 Saudi Arabia kidnapping and execution
2004 US Consulate attack Saudi Arabia
2005 Amman, Jordan suicide bombers
2007 attack on the US Embassy in Athens, Greece
2007 United Nations attack in Algeria
2008 US Embassy in Yemen attack
2008 Terrorist attacks on Mumbai, India
2009 soldier shooting, Little Rock, Arkansas
2009 underwear bombing attempt
2010 attempted car bomb in Times Square, New York City
2010 cargo plane bombs
2011 Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial march pipe bomb attempt
2012 Benghazi attack
2013 US Embassy in Turkey bombing
2013 Boston Marathon bombing
CHAPTER 17: Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
CHAPTER 18: Worldwide Emergency Contact
Information for US Citizens
How to find information about a specific embassy
US Embassy/Consulate Emergency
Contact Telephone Number List