Glossary of Weapons and Tactics

Terrorists Prefer Lightweight, Inexpensive Weapons and Often Improvise

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Zalman, Amy, Ph.D. "Glossary of Weapons and Tactics." ThoughtCo, Oct. 14, 2006, thoughtco.com/glossary-of-weapons-and-tactics-3209320. Zalman, Amy, Ph.D. (2006, October 14). Glossary of Weapons and Tactics. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/glossary-of-weapons-and-tactics-3209320 Zalman, Amy, Ph.D. "Glossary of Weapons and Tactics." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/glossary-of-weapons-and-tactics-3209320 (accessed October 21, 2017).

What's a dirty bomb? Why is hijacking an effective terrorist tactic? Where does the association between terrorists and AK-47s come from? Find the answers in this glossary of terrorist tactics and weapons.

  • AK-47 Assault Rifles
  • Assassination
  • Car Bombing
  • Dirty Bomb
  • Hijacking
  • IEDs (Improvised Explosive Devices)
  • Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPGs)
  • Suicide Attacks
  • Suicide Bomber
  • Surface-to-Air Missiles