During the last 50 years UK has suffered more terrorist attacks from PIRA, AQ and ISIS than any other country in Europe. These attacks have caused hundreds of casualties and caused billions of dollars of damage. In response, the British have developed an effective domestic counter terrorist (CT) doctrine which incorporates the local expertise of every police force with the specialist skills of the national Security Service (MI5). This presentation will explain the evolution of that CT doctrine and UK's current approach to counter terrorism."
Mr. Paul Smith – Fellow, Adjunct Professor for the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey California
Paul Smith served as an infantry officer in the British Army for 20 years, followed by another 17 years as an officer in the UK Intelligence Community. As a result, following his experience in USA, he now has 40 years of counter terrorism experience gained in UK, Northern Ireland, USA and elsewhere overseas.
Having left the service of the Crown in 2008, Paul worked as a consultant on the FBI Intelligence Reform Program during 2009 -10. Since then, Paul has provided counter terrorist intelligence and operational training to a wide range of US Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. He has also delivered security related consultancy services to US commercial companies in the fields of proactive CCTV operations, personal protective security overseas and the insider threat.
In addition, since 2009, Paul has also been an adjunct professor with the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. There he teaches British counter terrorism techniques to the US first responders attending the DHS Homeland Security Masters Course.