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Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780073527710

ISBN10:
0073527718
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
10/14/2005
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill/Dushkin

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Summary

In this new edition of TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW SECURITY ENVIRONMENT, READINGS AND INTERPRETATIONS, Brigadier General (Retired) Russell Howard and Major Reid Sawyer have collected original and previously published seminal articles and essays by political scientists, government officials, and members of the nation's armed forces. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in the nation's war on terrorism. Others have had significant responsibility for planning government policy and responses. The contributors include a majority of the significant names in the field including General (Retired) Wayne Downing (former Deputy National Security Advisor), General (Retired) Barry McCaffrey, Martha Crenshaw, Bruce Hoffman, Barry Posen, Jessica Stern. Part One of the book analyzes the philosophical, political, and religious roots of terrorist activities around the world and discusses the national, regional, and global effects of historical and recent acts of terrorism. In addition to material on the threats from suicide bombers, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons, there are also important contributions analyzing new and growing threats: narco-terrorism, cyber-terrorism, genomic terrorism, and agro-terrorism. Part Two deals with past, present, and future national and international responses to--and defenses against--terrorism. Essays and articles in this section analyze and debate the practical, political, ethical, and moral questions raised by military and non-military responses (and pre-emptive actions) outside of the context of declared war. The two detailed Appendices are: Background Information on Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations; Chronology of Significant Terrorist Incidents, 2002-2004.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Barry R. McCaffrey
Preface xiii
Russell D. Howard
Part I Defining the Threat
1(382)
Terrorism Defined
2(51)
``Defining Terrorism''
3(21)
Bruce Hoffman
``The Dimensions of Terrorism and Counterterrorism''
24(22)
Paul R. Pillar
``Terrorism: Theirs & Ours''
46(7)
Eqbal Ahmad
David Barsamian
Why Terrorism?
53(36)
``The Logic of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior as a Product of Strategic Choice''
54(13)
Martha Crenshaw
``Behind the Curve: Globalization and International Terrorism''
67(22)
Audrey Kurth Cronin
The New Terrorism
89(62)
``Understanding Al Qaeda's Application of the New Terrorism---The Key to Victory in the Current Campaign''
91(16)
Brigadier General Russell D. Howard
``Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism''
107(23)
John Arquilla
David Ronfeldt
Michele Zanini
``Post-Madrid Face of Al Qaeda''
130(7)
Rohan Gunaratna
``Untangling the Terror Web: Identifying and Counteracting the Phenomenon of Crossover Between Terrorist Groups''
137(14)
Matthew Levitt
Religion and the Intersection with Terrorism
151(79)
``Terrorism in the Name of Religion''
153(15)
Magnus Ranstorp
``The Logic of Religious Violence''
168(19)
Mark Juergensmeyer
``Al-Qaeda and the Nature of Religious Terrorism''
187(20)
Mark Sedgwick
``A Genealogy of Radical Islam''
207(23)
Quintan Wiktorowicz
Weapons of Mass Destruction
230(90)
``The New Threat of Mass Destruction''
232(10)
Richard K. Betts
``All God's Poisons: Re-Evaluating the Threat of Religious Terrorism with Respect to Non-Conventional Weapons''
242(21)
Adam Dolnik
``The Bioterrorist Threat in the United States''
263(35)
Richard F. Pilch
``Security Strategy in the Gray Zone: Alternatives for Preventing WMD Handoff to Non-State Actors''
298(15)
Michael Eastman
Robert B. Brown
``Terrorism in the Genomic Age''
313(7)
John Ellis
The Threat of Other Forms of Terrorism
320(63)
``Narcotics, Terrorism and International Crime: The Convergence Phenomenon''
322(15)
Barry R. McCaffrey
John A. Basso
``The Logic of Suicide Terrorism''
337(11)
Bruce Hoffman
``Toward an Analytical Model of Suicide Terrorism---A Comment''
348(4)
Ami Pedahzur
``Terrorism Indoctrination and Radicalization on the Internet''
352(15)
Madeleine Gruen
``The Leaderless Nexus: When Crime and Terror Converge''
367(16)
Chris Dishman
Part II Countering the Terrorist Threat
383(219)
The Challenges of Terrorism to a Free Society
384(49)
``The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror''
386(16)
Richard K. Betts
``A Nasty Business''
402(6)
Bruce Hoffman
``Dilemmas Concerning Media Coverage of Terrorist Attacks''
408(8)
Boaz Ganor
``Going to the Source: Why Al Qaeda's Financial Network Is Likely to Withstand the Current War on Terror Financing''
416(17)
Mark Basile
Strategies and Approaches for Combating Terrorism
433(62)
``The Global War on Terrorism: Refocusing the National Strategy''
435(19)
General Wayne A. Downing
``Preemptive Military Doctrine: No Other Choice''
454(7)
Brigadier General Russell D. Howard
``The Struggle Against Terrorism: Grand Strategy, Strategy, and Tactics''
461(13)
Barry R. Posen
``Counterterrorism after Al Qaeda''
474(10)
Paul R. Pillar
``Terrorism: Denying Al Qaeda Its Popular Support''
484(11)
Steven Simon
Jeff Martini
Organizing to Fight Terrorism
495(107)
``Counterterrorism Policy and the Political Process''
496(9)
Martha Crenshaw
``The Limits of Military Power''
505(13)
Rob de Wijk
``Showstoppers: Nine Reasons Why We Never Sent Our Special Operations Forces After Al Qaeda Before 9/11''
518(13)
Richard H. Shultz, Jr.
Appendices
Appendix A Background Information on Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations
531(25)
Appendix B Chronology of Significant Terrorist Incidents, 2002--2004
556(46)
Acknowledgments 602


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