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Shortly after the catastrophic events of 11 September it became apparent that there had been some significant failures in the dissemination of, and responses to, intelligence.
This article gives a sobering view of the potential pitfalls and reasons for the failure of security measures. They are partly psychological and partly organizational.
The experience and record of the Tamil fighters in Sri Lanka in using suicide attacks can help us to understand the rituals - as well as discipline - required to motivate suicide bombers.
The successful 'anthrax letter' campaign in the US has highlighted a new trend in terrorism, from conventional to biological weapons, which requires a revision of threat assessments.
This article oulines the measures taken by the British Government since 9/11 and points out the additional institutional work which must be accomplished.