Rise of the lone wolf
Mark Brace looks at the rise of the solo actor terrorist attack on airports and wonders what can be done to fight back
Metrojet. 9/11. The transatlantic flight liquid explosives plot. The Underwear Bomber. All well-planned attacks. Some sophisticated, some crude, mostly effective and – in different ways – they changed aviation security. All were perpetrated by large cells and/or had the backing of well-resourced extremist organisations, whether through centralised planning and tasking, innovative bomb-making expertise or extensive support networks. Typically, terrorist attacks targeting aviation require planning, training, support, resources and techniques in . . .