Why ISIS Is Building Mad Max Truck Bombs

“The members of ISIS have more in common with the war boys of Mad Max: Fury Road than ruthless violence, desert surroundings, and a yearning to die in combat (‘I live, I die, I live again!’). Robert Bunker, a counterterrorism expert at TRENDS Research & Advisory, warns that the latest ISIS tactic is to field car bombs fitted with Mad Max-style improvised armor to carry out suicide attacks on protected targets, and that such tactics might spread to the U.S. and Europe.”

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Robert Bunker

Robert Bunker

Dr. Robert J. Bunker was Counter-Narco Insurgency Program Instructor for the Los Angeles High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (LA HIDTA), Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and is Adjunct Faculty, School of Politics and Economics (SPE), Claremont Graduate University.

He has delivered over two-hundred presentations— including papers and training—to law enforcement, military, academic and policy audiences including US Congressional Testimony. He has over two-hundred publications ranging from edited books and booklets through reports, chapters, articles/essays, response guidance, subject bibliographies and encyclopedia entries in academic, policy, law enforcement, and military venues. Among those are the work Red Teams and Counterterrorism Training (with Steve Sloan) and the edited works including Narcos Over the Border: Gangs, Cartels and Mercenaries, and Criminal-States and Criminal-Soldiers, Networks, Terrorism and Global Insurgency, and Non-State Threats and Future Wars .