The Development of Terrorist Incident Handling

  • Alastair C. MacWillson


The earlier failure of governments to counter the use, by terrorists, of hostages led to the development of planned counter measures by western governments. In the formulation of these counter measures, the principles that emerged for effective handling of a hostage-taking incident by governments were threefold: planning, preparation, and practice. This chapter will deal with these principles in detail.


Crisis Management Contingency Plan Terrorist Threat Terrorist Incident Incident Response 
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© Alastair C. MacWillson 1992

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