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Attack at Jedawal: Critical Lessons for AT Professionals: Online

On the night of 12 May 2003, three housing compounds in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia were struck simultaneously by Al-Qaeda in a wave of bombings and armed assaults that echoed throughout the Kingdom.

In this riveting two-hour distance learning program, consequence management expert Wally Braden provides a detailed look at Al-Qaeda operations in Saudi Arabia and describes the successes and failures of security and crisis management that influenced the outcome of these events. As a survivor of one of the 12 May attacks, the Al-Jedawal Compound Bombing, Mr. Braden provides valuable advice and a rare inside perspective that can only be spoken by "one who was there."

Topics include:

Introduction • Overview of Events • Al-Jedawal Compound • Indicators & Warnings • The Attack • The Aftermath • Vinnell Compound Attack • Al-Hamra Compound Attack • Critical Lessons Learned


This Internet-based training program includes the following S2 Online Academy lessons:

No. Lesson ID Lesson Title Presentation Time
1 ATR 211 Attack at Jedawal 1h 41m

Total completion time for this course is approximately 2 hours.

Testing And Documentation

The final exam for this course is administered online as a 10-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Student Comments

"I am a retired Marine Corps Intelligence/ Counterintelligence Officer. I have worked as a security consultant for the US Department of State, Diplomatic Security Service, Department of Defense, and Athens Olympic Committee for the last five years. I was very impressed with this course. There were many invaluable lessons to be learned from Mr Braden's first hand account of events.
  LtCol. J. Kammerer, USMC (Ret)
Saber Global Security Consultants
"Individuals who have experienced severe trauma as a result of a negative event are often unable to carry on normally with their lives, yet Mr. Braden has managed to do so in a very positive manner which truly benefits all security personnel fortunate enough to hear his first-hand account of a devastating terrorist incident.
  Dr. M. Oehler
Tokyo, Japan
"Very informative on the basis of force protection.
  Y. Harrington
"The material presented was amazing. Awesome job and awesome curriculum that is easy to follow and simple to understand.
  K. Marshall
U.S. Army
"I appreciated Wally's straight-forward presentation of events. It is better to learn from others' mistakes and successes than to learn from our own failures when they happen. Very good analysis of the al Qaeda attacks to determine the strengths and weaknesses of security and I appreciated the recommendations for avoiding these pitfalls in the future.
  E. Vogt
U.S. DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
"This course was very informatitive on the "how and what" the enemy did to attack and is a great tool to be used in learning from mistakes and the things done right.
  A. Hagar
"Excellent information from a professional and credible eyewitness. The instructors even, straight forward style made it easy to learn the key points that were learned from this incident.
  S. Tillman
Loyola University Police Department
"Interesting and informative.
  D. Sackett
"Good course, raised some interesting points.
  F. Swaggerty
"Very interesting course, especially when given by someone who actually experienced it. Makes you wonder when & where the next target will be in Saudi. The movie "Operation Kingdom" is based on this event.
  J. Hayes
"The thing that really puts this course apart from others, is the fact that the instructor has actually been there and survived to tell the tale. His factual recall adds a huge amount of credit to the course. Excellent overall.
  J. Slabbert
Al-Rushaid Investment Co
"The course was a very detailed account of a terrible situation, a lot of great lessons were learned.
  J. Alvarez
United States Air Force

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Restriction Level:
Level 2 - Verified Security Professionals & Law Enforcement Only

Anti-Terrorism Professionals, Consequence Management Professionals, Expatriates Living in The Saudi Kingdom, Security Managers

Expected Completion Time:
2 hours

10 questions, multiple-choice

System Requirements:
PC: Windows 98 or above
Macintosh: OS X or above
Linux: Flash 7 browser plugin & accelerated X
Browser capable of supporting Flash Player 7 Macromedia Flash Player 7 or later - Click here to get the latest version of Flash Player.
128 MB RAM
Pentium III 600 MHz or faster processor / OR Mac G4 600 MHz or faster Audio capability
High speed Internet - ADSL, Cable, T1+ (>=512 kBps)

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