By Brian A. Jackson
Figuring out how terroirst teams study might reduction in constructing suggestions to wrestle terrorist activites.
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Additional resources for Aptitude for Destruction, Vol 1: Organizational Learning in Terrorist Groups and its Implications for combating Terrorism
A group may be able to develop new knowledge internally. Internal research and development efforts can be aimed at such things as crafting new tactics and weapons to support group operations. The development of mortars by PIRA’s own engineering department is an example of such activity. Information and knowledge can also be developed through training, where a group can experiment with and test new concepts and technologies. Interpretation Without the ability to assess the meaning and value of information or new knowledge it acquires, a group cannot put that information or knowledge to use (Huber, What Is Organizational Learning?
Therefore, groups may need to draw on other sources to gain the additional required information. Acquiring Information or Knowledge from Internal Sources Groups commonly gather or develop new information or knowledge within their ranks. They draw on three main sources: congenital knowledge, direct experience, and internal knowledge development. Congenital Knowledge. The information that an organization inherits from its founding leaders and members is very important early in its development. As the environment changes and the group matures, other sources of knowledge become more important.
Beyond simply accepting this risk, some terrorist groups (more specifically, movements seeking to inspire terrorist acts by individuals or small groups, including ELF/ALF) have simply made such manuals publicly available through open publication or dissemination on the Internet. In this way, the groups have tried to maintain a level of capability in a network of affiliated groups that is robust to the involvement of many different, potentially quite inexperienced members (Trujillo, 2005). CHAPTER FOUR How Understanding Terrorist Group Learning Can Aid in Combating Terrorism Terrorist groups present a moving target that can prove very difficult to hit.
Aptitude for Destruction, Vol 1: Organizational Learning in Terrorist Groups and its Implications for combating Terrorism by Brian A. Jackson