JS Guide 5260: Service Member's Personal Protection Guide: A Self-Help Handbook to Combat Terrorism While Overseas [open pdf - 213KB]
This guide is designed to assist in making families less vulnerable to terrorists while stationed or traveling overseas. Travelers, as well as people here at home, should become familiar with its contents and incorporate protective measures that are applicable to their particular situation. Terrorism is an indiscriminate crime that strikes in varying forms of threats and violence. Terrorists generate fear through intimidation, coercion, and acts of violence such as hijackings, bombings, or kidnappings, which usually occur more frequently in certain parts of the world, making travelers to foreign countries more likely potential victims. As past events have shown, terrorists have reached new levels of organization, sophistication, and violence. Their tactics and techniques are always changing and will continue to be a challenge to neutralize. Accordingly, we must remain diligent in applying the proper protective measures.
Joint Staff Guide 5260