Henley-Putnam Webinar Examines TATP and HMTD: Terrorist Weapons of Choice

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During Free Webinar, Special Agent will Discuss the Looming Threat that Improvised Explosive Devices Pose to Civilians and Government Assets

Henley-Putnam University’s next free webinar takes an in-depth look at the explosives of choice among terrorists overseas. Perhaps the most threatening terror devices to America, Triacetone Triperoxide (TATP) and Hexamethylene Triperoxide Diamine (HMTD) [https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/887643347 will be discussed in depth.

On Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 1:00 PM, EDT, Colonel Michael Angley, former U.S. Air Force OSI Special Agent and Senior Military Advisor to Henley-Putnam University, will lead the webinar, which will detail information on the chemical nature of TATP and HMDT, their basic ingredients and accessibility, their volatility and power upon detonation, the history of use by terrorists within and outside of the U.S., and the encumbrances of detection with current technologies.

Since the Global War on Terrorism began, Improvised Explosive Devices have been looming threats to civilian and government assets within the United States and abroad. TATP and HMTD are the prominent choice of explosives among terrorists overseas, and could also be used in the U.S. Due to their easily crafted and deployable characteristics, it is ever critical that law enforcement and intelligence devise new and innovative technologies to detect their presence.

“TATP and HMTD have been seen in the U.S. by domestic groups,” says Colonel Angley; “it would appear to be only a matter of time before transnational terrorist groups adapt their methods and use them here. The potential for terrorists to make and deploy these explosives in the U.S. is high, and understanding the weapons and their history of use is the first step toward developing effective and necessary methods of detection and prevention.”

TATP & HMTD: Terrorist Weapons of Choice [https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/887643347 will take place on February 24th, 2011 at 1:00 PM, EDT. Those interested in participating in the webinar should register at [https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/887643347 . The webinar is open to the public and completely free of charge.

The Henley-Putnam webinar series, launched in 2009, was designed to bring the hands-on experience of former members of the CIA, Secret Service, FBI, and intelligence and federal law enforcement community to those seeking careers in Strategic Security. Registration information for upcoming webinars is available on Henley-Putnam’s website at http://www.henley-putnam.edu/594-238.htm. Past webinars are archived on the university’s site and accessible at http://www.henley-putnam.edu/594-238.htm.

The series is one of many career resources offered by Henley-Putnam University. In addition, the University’s mentoring program assigns degree students with a high-level faculty or expert mentor to support them in making career decisions. Through its online career portal, Henley-Putnam helps students research careers, explore university programs, prepare for a job search, locate employers and gain basic knowledge of the Strategic Security field.

Mike Angley is the Senior Military Advisor to Henley-Putnam University. He is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel and a retired career Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI) Special Agent. He has over 25 years experience conducting counterintelligence and counterterrorism operations around the world and in the United States. He is a seasoned criminal investigator as well, held five command assignments in his career, and when he retired in 2007 was one of OSI’s senior-most Special Agents in command of OSI Region 8, Air Force Space Command. Mike Angley is also the multi-award-winning author of the Child Finder Trilogy (http://www.mikeangley.com) a thriller series featuring an Air Force OSI Special Agent protagonist.

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security and Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam’s strategic security curriculum includes a unique focus on deterrence and prevention, preparing students with the skill set to foresee and avert potential threats. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on faculty members from all branches of the military and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, DoD, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising@Henley-Putnam.edu, or call 888.852.8746.

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