Glossary of Weapons and Tactics

Terrorists Prefer Lightweight, Inexpensive Weapons and Often Improvise

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
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Your Citation
Zalman, Amy, Ph.D. "Glossary of Weapons and Tactics." ThoughtCo, Oct. 14, 2006, Zalman, Amy, Ph.D. (2006, October 14). Glossary of Weapons and Tactics. Retrieved from Zalman, Amy, Ph.D. "Glossary of Weapons and Tactics." ThoughtCo. (accessed February 21, 2018).