The globalization phenomena has allowed once regional terrorist
struggles to expand into global conflicts, providing groups with
expanded clandestine capabilities as well as complex financing and
support networks. Terrorist groups now pull from knowledge
bases accumulated from decades of terrorist struggles and augmented
by techniques and training acquired from militaries all over the
world. They tend to be highly trained, tactically proficient,
extremely motivated, and willing to die for their cause. Terrorists
operate similar to modern militaries by developing sophisticated
methods for intelligence gathering and conducting extensive
planning and rehearsals for a mission. In addition,
ideological position puts them in a state of total war with their adversary, so they have no regard for collateral damage and are willing to use violence against civilian population.
Studying the attack examples below yields good insight into the capabilities and intentions of modern terrorist groups.
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