The Continued Devolution  of Al-Qaeda and Terrorism By C. L. Staten CEO and Sr. National Security Analyst Emergency Respon...
<ul><li>Al-Qaeda  Used  to be a largely hierarchical organization;  </li></ul><ul><li>directed from “The Base” </li></ul><...
Order of Battle - Defined (ORBAT, OOB, O/B, or OB) <ul><li>The United States Army breaks down an order of battle entry by ...
Changes in Order of Battle <ul><li>The OOB of Al-Qaeda has devolved since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and New...
Al-Qaeda Organizational “Tracks” Main Force Al-Qaeda Bin Laden/Zawahiri, et al Designated Organizations “ Al-Qaeda in Iraq...
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Continued Devolution Al Qaeda

  1. 1. The Continued Devolution of Al-Qaeda and Terrorism By C. L. Staten CEO and Sr. National Security Analyst Emergency Response & Research Institute (ERRI) © Copyright, 2005-6, Emergency Response & Research Institute and the author. All rights reserved. This presentation contains military and law enforcement sensitive information and should not be distributed to the general public. Contact ERRI/EmergencyNet News for more information about any usage of this presentation.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Al-Qaeda Used to be a largely hierarchical organization; </li></ul><ul><li>directed from “The Base” </li></ul><ul><li>led and managed by Bin Laden/Zawahiri </li></ul><ul><li>with centralized planning </li></ul><ul><li>and coordinated training and financing </li></ul><ul><li>Therefore making it relatively easy to determine the Al-Qaeda “Order of Battle.” </li></ul>
  3. 3. Order of Battle - Defined (ORBAT, OOB, O/B, or OB) <ul><li>The United States Army breaks down an order of battle entry by the following factors: </li></ul><ul><li>Composition: the command structure and organization of headquarters and subunits </li></ul><ul><li>Disposition: geographical locations of unit headquarters and subunits </li></ul><ul><li>Strength </li></ul><ul><li>Training </li></ul><ul><li>Tactics used by the enemy unit </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics: how the enemy unit obtains its supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Combat Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Technical Data </li></ul><ul><li>Miscellaneous </li></ul><ul><li>The term is used by historians and war gamers to list the organization and unit structure of both sides in a battle. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Changes in Order of Battle <ul><li>The OOB of Al-Qaeda has devolved since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Washington and New York </li></ul>
  5. 5. Al-Qaeda Organizational “Tracks” Main Force Al-Qaeda Bin Laden/Zawahiri, et al Designated Organizations “ Al-Qaeda in Iraq” “Al-Qaeda in Maghreb ” Etc. Al-Qaeda Financed and Sponsored Groups Self-Radicalized Individuals & Small Cells Hybrid Mixture of other tracks
  6. 6. Self-Radicalization & The Internet

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