TCT 435 Terrorist Support Networks

Terrorists and terrorist organizations cannot exist without support. This support may be financial, logistical, operational, and/or psychological. This support may come from nations, religious groups, organized criminal enterprises, or even a network of wealthy individuals. This course explores the various support networks available to terrorists, how they function, and the policy implications they present to counterterrorists.

The course learning outcomes that you will demonstrate upon completion of this course are as follows:

Describe the various types of support that are necessary for terrorists to thrive

Explain the financial concepts that underlie ”money laundering” and how “money laundering” allows terrorist to profit from illegal activity.

Describe “state sponsored” terrorism; discuss rationale for such sponsorship and support.

Make the connection between crimes, such as narcotics distribution, counterfeiting, weapons smuggling, major frauds and the support of terrorism and terrorism activity.

Demonstrate techniques for clear and concise writing through presentation of research in essay format

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