Institute of Terrorism Research & Response Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR) is an American and Israeli nonprofit corporation created to help organizations succeed and prosper in a world threatened by terrorism. http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=32 Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:34:08 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb ITRR Article: Tactical Medicine http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=274:itrr-article-tactical-medicine&catid=32:itrr-highlights 'Military Medicine'
January 2012
Click here to read 'Tactical Medicine - The Israeli Revised Protocol', published in the January 2012 edition of 'Military Medicine'. 
Written by Cap (res.) Maor Waldman, IDF; Chief Superintendent (res.) Aaron Richman, IDF; Lt Col (res.) Shmuel C. Shapira, IDF
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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Tue, 08 May 2012 01:47:27 +0000
NEW: The TAMC Olympics Security Briefing http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=273:new-the-tamc-olympics-security-briefing&catid=32:itrr-highlights ITRR-TAMC is now offering an intelligence service and regular briefing specifically for the 2012 Summer Olympics and beyond. Click below for a sample of the briefing, or contact ITRR today to find out more.

 

The Olympics Security Briefing Sample (also found in our Press Room section)

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Tue, 08 May 2012 01:23:25 +0000
NEW: ITRR Actionable Intel Radio http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=270:catch-itrr-on-the-radio-this-wednesday&catid=32:itrr-highlights On Wednesday, 2 May 2012, ITRR Co-Director, Mike Perelman, delivered the first show on the OPS Radio Program.

Click here for a link to the show (fast-forward to 3:00 minutes for the beginning of the actual show): http://www.blogtalkradio.com/opsradionetwork/2012/05/02/the-itrr-actionable-intel-weekly-briefing

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Wed, 02 May 2012 03:44:09 +0000
ITRR in the News: TAMC Training http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=261:itrr-in-the-news-tactical-medicine-israeli-style&catid=32:itrr-highlights Tactical Medicine, Israeli-Style
April 18, 2012 - Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature
The day begins calmly. Workers settle at their desks, turn on computers, busy themselves with the day's projects and exchange greetings as they grab cups of coffee.
Dr. Scott Goldstein
So far, the most pressing concerns in most minds are deadlines, lunch plans and getting to their child's school play after work.
Suddenly, chaos erupts. A shooter has entered the building. Or perhaps someone has set off a car bomb. Panicked workers rush toward whatever they perceive to be safe places -- exits, locked rooms, stairwells -- and fear the worst.
Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) are mobilized and sent to the scene with multiple responsibilities: apprehending the perpetrators, tending to wounded workers and leading as many to safety as possible.
Specially trained Tactical Emergency Medical Providers may accompany those LEOs to start rendering care to the victims even before the situation has been stabilized.
Are they prepared? Dr. Scott Goldstein, chief of tactical medicine at the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network and president of the Philadelphia Tactical Medical Association, naturally wants the answer to be, "Yes."
The goal of a symposium he held recently at Einstein on "Advanced Tactical Medicine: The Israeli Experience" was to aid in preparing key personnel for such emergencies.
Goldstein's interest in tactical medicine was sparked by an opportunity to serve as tactical medical director for the Dauphin County Crisis Response Team and Penn State Hershey. This experience, coupled with enhanced training in the field, further attracted him to the specialty, "a perfect match of excitement and basic medicine," he noted.
"There are parts of the job that pertain to basic medical care and medical record keeping along with the excitement of going out on a warrant search at 4 in the morning.
"I also enjoyed the camaraderie between the team members, which, after a while, included myself. After I relocated to the Philadelphia area, I wanted to continue educating, learning and participating in the field of tactical medicine."
Circumstances happily answered his wish when he met members of the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response -- self-described as "an American and Israeli nonprofit corporation created to help organizations succeed and prosper in a world threatened by terrorism" -- "and we decided to put a combined course on."
In his symposium, Goldstein said he "wanted to provide a quality course in the field of tactical medicine in the Philadelphia area as there seemed to be a paucity of opportunities" locally.
He invited experts from the Israeli Defense Forces as well as from the United States -- the FBI, state police and the Philadelphia medical examiner's office. The purpose was not only to give lectures on crucial skills needed in emergencies, but also to engage participants in hands-on practice of the skills they learned.
The two-day conference earlier this year, attended by some 50 people, provided a history and overview of current developments in the field and a lecture on tactical medicine in Israel.
The conference culminated in a simulation held in Einstein's Korman Building, partly deserted, with areas under construction.
It included the role playing of wounded patients, hostages and terrorists, while other participants were taken through the building, working together to defuse the "crisis" -- a rehearsal of real-life emergency conditions that merit "care under fire."
This term, said Dr. Stephen Pulley, a member of Einstein's Department of Emergency Medicine, was one he first learned at the symposium. "In the course," he explained, "they highlighted simple steps to take in the care of someone injured in an active situation to decrease mortality and stabilize the situation until they can be safely evacuated."
These techniques, he said, were "honed over the past eight to nine years in the Middle East and Southwestern Asia. It was these interventions that have allowed catastrophically injured soldiers to be returned home alive at impressively" high numbers.
The challenge of the symposium, according to Dr. Glenn Bollard, section development coordinator of the Section of Tactical Emergency Medicine within the American College of Emergency Physicians, was that participants came in with different levels of skill and experience.
Yet, despite this, he was impressed by the cooperation and teamwork among the participants. And he considered the simulation to be a success. "To add realism, their roles were different than what their typical responsibilities would have been in real life. In the practice scenarios, they carried simulated weapons and moved forward in an assertive tactical response to an active threat situation," which included an active shooter and hostages being held.

Tactical Medicine, Israeli-Style -- April 18, 2012 - Diane McManus, Jewish Exponent Feature  ]]> ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:51:23 +0000 Announcement: CATRC and ITRR http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=256:announcement-catrc-and-itrr&catid=32:itrr-highlights Announcement: CATRC and ITRR

Counter AgroTerrorism Research Center (CATRC) have announced a strategic relationship in the effort to combat the threat of terrorism aimed at the world’s agricultural and food supply chain. Within this framework, specialized and custom intelligence products and crisis management support will be made available to relevant clients.
The research and analysis division of ITRR will establish the Agriculture & Food Defense section within the Targeted Actionable Monitoring Center. The Agriculture & Food Defense section will be staffed with subject matter experts of both CATRC and ITRR.

Counter AgroTerrorism Research Center (CATRC) have announced a strategic relationship in the effort to combat the threat of terrorism aimed at the world’s agricultural and food supply chain. Within this framework, specialized and custom intelligence products and crisis management support will be made available to relevant clients.


The research and analysis division of ITRR will establish the Agriculture & Food Defense section within the Targeted Actionable Monitoring Center. The Agriculture & Food Defense section will be staffed with subject matter experts of both CATRC and ITRR.

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:28:16 +0000
ITRR On Demand http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=188:webex&catid=32:itrr-highlights Contact ITRR to schedule a Capabilities Presentation via video/web conferencing with one of our directors. Discover how ITRR can work for you. All briefings are discreet and in a closed forum.

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Tue, 06 Mar 2012 21:56:37 +0000
The ITRR Brochure http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=110:itrr-brochure&catid=32:itrr-highlights View, download, and share the ITRR brochure.

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:20:12 +0000
NEW: ITRR Scholarship: Al Qaeda 5.0 http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=109:new-itrr-scholarship-al-qaeda-50&catid=32:itrr-highlights Al Qaeda 5.0: The Threat to the U.S. After Bin Laden, in the most recent IACSP Counter-Terrorism Journal

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Thu, 29 Sep 2011 14:18:55 +0000
NEW: ITRR in the News: Commando List http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=108:new-itrr-in-the-israeli-news&catid=32:itrr-highlights On Monday, 26 September 2011, ITRR was featured in the Israeli media outlet, Arutz Sheva ("Channel Seven"), regarding new developments in the Turkish-Israeli flotilla controversy. Click HERE to read the full article.

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Tue, 27 Sep 2011 03:10:55 +0000
ITRR in the News: Al-Qaeda Attacks on Portugal http://terrorresponse.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=107:new-itrr-in-the-news&catid=32:itrr-highlights "Intercepted Messages Call for Al-Qaeda Attacks on Portugal"

Click on link above for a 23 July 2011 article in a Portuguese newspaper. The "external intelligence service" referred to in the article is ITRR-TAMC.

The English translation (according to Google Translate) is below:

 


 

"Threat rating: moderate, level 3." That's a non-European information service defines a jihadist communications intercepted on Wednesday that calls for "attacks on major ports [sea] and other Western targets in Portugal". The i confirmed that the July 20 services Portuguese were alerted by information services to foreign counterparts that have arisen at the site of a radical Islamic forum, a message (post) to encourage an "attack on port facilities, shipping lanes and tourists in Portugal."

The degree of elaboration and complexity of the plan described on the Internet, combined with other information and analysis of recent events, take the foreign service to consider that "hostile elements have the ability to hit the target and this action is within the reach of adversarial intent."

The evaluation of the information specialists in Islamic terrorism is that "an attack or action, is probably a priority and may even be prepared." In the message that was intercepted, Portugal is a major terrorist plot that you want to strike "a devastating blow on the economies Western "through attacks directed at" us "of" worldwide shipping routes. "

In the list of targets, Portugal is next to the Suez Canal, the Cape of Good Hope and the Straits of Hormuz. "In the seas and oceans are shipping routes for transport and tourism. If we attack commercial vessels, we can change the system naval routes and raise the cost of marine insurance or even halt the [shipping], especially tourism, "reads the first message written in Arabic intercepted by intelligence services.

A reply message to the first post says: "We should attack the Persian Gulf, is a strategic region, with all those oil tankers. It is very important that the Mujahideen are acting in this region because this will hasten the fall of the infidel states, whose economy will be severely affected obtained through oil in Arab countries. " Arousal Although Portugal and threatens to call specifically target potential terrorist attacks, "the alert level of national security is the same," says the i an expert in the area: "Also because such references to Portugal is not so rare, it happens almost every month. "

Another source close to intelligence services supports a different theory, and states that the "interception of messages with specific references to attacks and direct incentives in Portugal has not happened for some years." The message in question mentions "the Portuguese invaders who insulted Islam and Muslims so elusive." "This barbaric and savage Portugal. The brutality was unique in history. I wish that Al-Qaeda Deliver a sharp blow in Portugal. And I ask Allah to be merciful to al-Qaeda when she does." The current leader of Al-Qaeda, the Egyptian Al-Zawahiri, who happened to Osama bin Laden six weeks after the murder of the mentor of the terrorist organization in Pakistan, advocates a "global jihadist intifada" and has shown a growing interest in Algeria, the base of the former Group Salafist Preaching and Combat, which has become Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. Since 2006, Zawahiri in Algeria aims to create a recessed base of al-Qaeda to launch attacks on Portugal, Spain and France.

The attacks against the United States and England use the base set back from Afghanistan and Pakistan. Threat detected the threat of Islamic terrorism is not new in Portugal. The Homeland Security Report 2010 shows that there is "evidence of a growing synergy between al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and criminal groups acting in the Sahel in Africa and submagrebina, particularly at the level of drug trafficking and illegal immigration What sets the increased threat to both Europe's interests, particularly the Portuguese, in the region, both on the European territory. " "It is considered that Portugal is not immune to development in its territory of activities related to the Islamist terrorism.

Among other factors, the presence of Portuguese military contingents in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, can be a motivating factor for cases of violent radicalization of individuals or for the selection of our country as a target for the realization of attacks " it said. Further, the report indicates the "subsistence risk projection for the country's terrorist implanted matrix / active spaces geographically close or where they come from foreign communities resident in Portugal, namely Europe, the Sahel, the Maghreb, or the Indian subcontinent. These risks are extended to the Portuguese communities living abroad and Portuguese foreign presence - of an economic, diplomatic and military. "

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ety@itrrintel.org (Ety ) ITRR Highlights Wed, 27 Jul 2011 13:03:56 +0000