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Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations & Planning

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COURSE OBJECTIVE

To enable specialist counter-terrorism operators & commanders, as well as planners, policy and decision-makers from the government, military and law enforcement communities to understand and employ the gamut of overt and covert capabilities and options required to defeat suicide bombers in permissive and hostile environments, - across the strategic, operational and tactical threat spectrum.

BACKGROUND

Terrorism is certain to remain one of the primary national security challenges for Western governments over the next decade and beyond. Despite the degradation of Al-Qaeda and the collapse of so-called Islamic State (IS) territory in Syria and Iraq, both groups are likely to continue to pose a threat to local, regional, and global interests and neither will be eliminated any time soon. As they lose territorial control many are expected to revert back to terrorist insurgency in the Middle East. More worryingly, an increasing number of experienced foreign fighters are returning from warzones such as Iraq, Syria, Libya and Yemen and have vowed to draw upon their skills and experience to plan and execute attacks against Western countries – including suicide attacks.

Designed specifically with public sector security professionals in mind, the MKDS Training Counter-Suicide Operations and Planning course is a fully immersive training experience that introduces delegates to a number of real-World scenarios in the form of multi-media case studies and highly interactive instruction in tactics, techniques and procedures necessary to assist operators/planners in the defeat of suicide bombers in both permissive and hostile environments. It is also the only national training Programme in Canada available to public and private sector security professionals that adequately identifies and addresses the full-spectrum of threats, responses and counter-measures required to defeat this deadly and determined method of terrorist attack.

Day ONE

- Terrorism and Suicide Terrorist Methodology
- Countering Suicide IEDs at the Strategic Level
- Countering the Suicide Bomber Threat at the Operational Level

Day TWO

- Countering the suicide bomber threat at the tactical level (predictive and responsive operations)
- Counter-Suicide Bomber Operations in permissive and non-permissive environments

CASE STUDIES
• June 3rd 2017 London Bridge Attacks
• May 22nd 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing
• March 22nd 2016 Brussels Airport and Metro PBIED Attacks
• November 2015 Paris Attacks

INSTRUCTOR BIO
Is a former British special forces bomb technician and weapons intelligence specialist. During his 17 years in the British Army he served in a variety of operational counter-IED appointments and saw active service in a number of high threat theatres including Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia and Northern Ireland.

During much of his career he specialized in overt and covert ‘Counter Suicide Bomber' operations in support of Police Tactical Firearms Units, close protection teams and specialist military Counter-Terrorism units. He also deployed on a number of anti-terrorist arrest operations in the UK and was the architect of the UK’s EOD response to a suicide bomb attack on the UK mainland. Later, he played an instrumental role during the July 2005 London bombings when he was seconded to the British Government’s COBR-A as a suicide terrorism subject matter expert. He was awarded the Queens Gallantry Medal in 2005.

His service culminated in a posting to the Defence Intelligence Staff as the MOD’s senior Worldwide IED Activity intelligence analyst between 2005 and 2007, during which time he travelled extensively around the World, liaising with other countries and assisting them in the investigation and analysis of terrorist tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs). During this time he conducted extensive research and analysis of terrorist TTPs, as well as writing numerous reports and papers on terrorist use of IEDs. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers, a former chairman of its technical committee. He was also a special advisor to the UK Home Affairs Select Committee on Counter-Terrorism and is a regular SME contributor to global television and radio broadcasting networks on Defence, Security and Terrorism including BBC, CNN, Sky, ITN, ABC and NBC.

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