Fighting to the death: Mumbai and the future of the Fidayeen threat
The Mumbai attacks have become a symbol of modern terrorism. The gunmen's improvisation, technological superiority and connection to the outside world meant the siege at eight different locations lasted sixty hours. Crucially, the fidayeen had no expectation of survival. The lessons of Mumbai need to be urgently understood before this kind of attack becomes the template for future acts of terrorism.
A. Dolnik, 'Fighting to the death: Mumbai and the future of the Fidayeen threat' (2010) 155 (2) RUSI Journal 60-68.