What is Command and Influence?

Introduction Command and influence is a component of Military C2 (‘Command and control‘) and is a key aspect of Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. Definition Chris Flaherty in 2003 distinguished the concept of command and influence, as a component of Military C2 (‘command and control’), in the following terms: “Influence, is fundamental to effective Command… Read More


What are Interposing Tactics?

Introduction Interposing Tactics is tactical concept, developed under Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, to explain a tactical action where a small-scale action takes place between two combatants, where one manoeuvres into interposition or interjection within a tactical situation, and disrupts the action or activity, of the opponent. Origin In the game of chess, for example,… Read More

What are Mimicking Operations?

Introduction Mimicking operations is a tactical concept, developed under Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, to explain a form of deception, commonly used by terrorists in their attacks. The concept is commonly used in military tactical modelling and scientific simulation; and is connected to the idea of shielding friendly forces (as well as foes) from detection… Read More

What is Dynamic Defence?

Introduction Dynamic defence, is a key concept in Rhizome Manoeuvre, and Three-Dimensional (3D) Tactics Analysis, and is a key concept in contemporary Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures. An “erratic assault/dynamic defence” is where one or both sides deliberately act without any plan as a means to create a chaotic situation during the battle, thereby overwhelming… Read More

What are Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures?

Introduction Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs) is an essential concept in terrorism and cyber security studies. The role of TTPs in terrorism analysis is to identify individual patterns of behaviour of a particular terrorist activity, or a particular terrorist organisation, and to examine and categorise more general tactics and weapons used by a particular terrorist… Read More

What is Three-Dimensional (3D) Tactics Analysis?

Introduction Three-Dimensional (3D) Tactics Analysis, is a tactical analysis methodology under the concept of Terrorist Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures, and is related to Rhizome Manoeuvre. The approach is applicable to urban combat, and takes into account mass gatherings of people located in highly complex urban structures, incorporating features such as multi-level buildings, open spaces between… Read More

Simple & Easy…

“Do not confuse simple with ease. Simplicity requires effort.” Unknown From a military perspective, common doctrine, training, tactics, techniques and procedures can simplify work and, hopefully, ease the execution of operations. As defined by Microsoft: “Simplicity, when correctly applied, results in ease of use. But simplicity and ease of use are not the same concepts.… Read More