"Since the attack on Khobar Towers in June 1996, the Department of Defense (DoD) has made significant improvements in protecting its service members, mainly in deterring, disrupting and mitigating terrorist attacks on installations. The attack on USS COLE (DDG 67), in the port of Aden, Yemen, on 12 October 2000, demonstrated a seam in the fabric of efforts to protect our forces, namely in-transit forces. The review focuses on finding ways to improve the US policies and practices for deterring, disrupting and mitigating terrorist attack on US forces in transit. In addition, the report includes an unclassified findings and recommendations summary and sections on overseas presence since the end of the Cold War, national level policies and practices, organization, antiterrorism/force protection, intelligence, training, and logistics."
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