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Terrorism Today : The Past, the Players, the Future

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Edition:
2nd
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9780131122932

ISBN10:
0131122932
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

For Terrorism courses in Law Enforcement; Criminal Justice; Criminology; Justice Administration; Security; Sociology; or Political Science. Exploring a subject largely ignored by academic writers, this introductory text uncovers terrorist activities in the United States and around the world, drawing from the authors' blend of academic and professional experiences. Its accessible, concise writing; relevant, current data; vivid photos and comprehensive scope provide an effective overview of the many sectors and operations that comprise the broad term of terrorism.

Table of Contents

Foreword viii
Preface x
About the Authors xviii
PART ONE The Defining and History of Terrorism 1(42)
Chapter 1 Defining Terrorism
3(17)
Overview
3(1)
Terrorism: Searching for a Definition
4(2)
Some Approaches to Defining Terrorism
6(4)
The FBI Construct
10(1)
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Construct
10(2)
Motivations for Terrorists
12(2)
Terrorism as Criminal Behavior
14(6)
Chapter 2 A Brief History of Terrorism
20(23)
Overview
20(1)
Violence and Terrorism
20(2)
When Did Violence Become Terrorism?
22(1)
State-Sponsored and Religious Terrorism
23(6)
State-Sponsored Terrorism as Warfare in The Twenty-First Century
29(1)
Religious Terrorism
30(2)
The Turks and the First Crusade
32(1)
State Terror and Genocide
33(2)
Cyclical Nature of Terrorism
35(3)
Contemporary Events: Historical Roots
38(5)
PART TWO Terrorism Around The World 43(318)
Chapter 3 North America and the Caribbean
45(24)
Overview
45(2)
The United States
47(7)
Domestic Terrorism
54(2)
International Terrorism
56(1)
Puerto Rico
56(3)
Canada
59(3)
Cuba
62(2)
The Dominican Republic and Haiti
64(5)
Chapter 4 Great Britain and Northern Ireland
69(41)
Overview
69(1)
Ireland A History of Pa1n and Terror
70(8)
The Irish Republican Army aka (ORA) Provisional Irish Republican Army
78(3)
Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA)
81(1)
Republican Sinn Fein (RSF)
82(1)
Real Irish Republican Army (RRA)
82(1)
Other Irish Terrorist Groups
82(4)
The Troubles
86(2)
Marching Season
88(4)
The IRA and Terror international
92(1)
The Northern Ireland Peace Process
93(6)
The Northern Ireland Police Service
99(1)
Terrorism in Mainland Britain
100(3)
Islamic Politics and Terror 1n the United Kingdom
103(2)
Britain's Response to Terrorism
105(1)
Countering Irish Terrorism
106(1)
Extreme Right Wing Groups
107(3)
Chapter 5 Western Europe
110(40)
Overview
110(1)
Spain
110(7)
France
117(4)
Al Qaeda in France
121(1)
Germany
122(10)
Italy
132(3)
GAP & NAP
135(2)
Greece and Turkey
137(1)
Greece
137(4)
Cyprus
141(1)
Turkey
141(4)
Belgian Terrorism
145(5)
Chapter 6 Eastern Europe and the Balkans
150(21)
Overview
150(1)
Russia and The Soviet Union
150(10)
Chechnya
160(2)
Georgia
162(2)
Yugoslavia
164(3)
Bulgaria
167(4)
Chapter 7 North Africa and the Middle East
171(54)
Overview
171(1)
Israel and Its Right to Exist
171(9)
Terrorist Organizations
180(8)
Jordan
188(11)
Declaration of Principles
199(1)
Lebanon
200(7)
Syria
207(1)
The Rest of North Africa
208(1)
Morocco
208(1)
Egypt
209(1)
Anwar Sadat 1919-1981
210(1)
Egypt's Islamic Extremists
211(1)
Libya
212(1)
Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi
212(4)
Pan Am 103
216(1)
Sudan
217(1)
Algeria
217(8)
Chapter 8 The Persian Gulf
225(24)
Overview
225(1)
Saudi Arabia
225(3)
Kuwait
228(2)
Iraq
230(5)
Bahrain
235(2)
Oman
237(3)
Iran
240(5)
Yemen
245(4)
Chapter 9 Northeast, Central and Southern Africa
249(31)
Overview
249(1)
Ethiopia
249(1)
Somalia
250(1)
Uganda
251(5)
Zimbabwe
256(4)
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
260(2)
South Africa
262(6)
Kenya
268(2)
Angola
270(2)
Mozambique
272(1)
Rwanda
273(2)
Background on the Democratic Republic of Congo
275(2)
Nigeria
277(3)
Chapter 10 Southern and Southeast Asia
280(30)
Overview
280(1)
South Asia
280(2)
Pakistan
282(6)
Kashmir
288(3)
Sri Lanka
291(3)
Afghanistan
294(4)
Burma
298(4)
Southeast Asia
302(1)
Cambodia
302(2)
Thailand
304(1)
Vietnam
305(5)
Chapter 11 Pacific Rim
310(20)
Overview
310(1)
China
310(5)
Taiwan (Republic of China)
315(1)
Japan
316(4)
Philippines
320(3)
Indonesia
323(3)
Australia
326(4)
Chapter 12 Latin America
330(31)
Overview
330(1)
Central America
331(1)
Mexico
331(2)
Guatemala
333(2)
Honduras
335(1)
El Salvador
336(1)
Nicaragua
336(2)
Panama
338(1)
South America
339(1)
Colombia
339(6)
Peru
345(4)
Bolivia and Brazil
349(2)
Uruguay, Paraguay
351(2)
Argentina
353(1)
Chile
354(2)
Venezuela
356(2)
Ecuador
358(3)
PART THREE Counterterrorism 361(76)
Chapter 13 Countering Terrorism
363(44)
Overview
363(1)
The Roles for Counterterrorism
364(11)
Hijackings
375(12)
Intelligence Gathering
387(2)
Counterterrorism Units
389(1)
Great Britain
389(3)
SAS Associates
392(1)
Australia
392(1)
Rhodesia
392(1)
Republic of Ireland
393(1)
Spain
394(1)
The Persian Gulf
395(1)
France
395(1)
Netherlands
396(1)
Norway
396(1)
Germany
397(1)
Israel
398(1)
Czech Republic
398(1)
United States of America
399(1)
Piracy
400(7)
Chapter 14 Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century
407(30)
Overview
407(1)
Terrorism Gets a Larger Stage
408(3)
Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Weapons of Mass Destruction
411(1)
A New Gulf War?
412(4)
The New Department of Homeland Security
416(3)
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
419(1)
Nuclear Threats
420(1)
Chemical and Biological Threats
420(1)
Holy Terror
421(2)
Techno Terrorism
423(1)
Pro-Life Terrorism
424(5)
Terrorists for Sale or Exchange
429(8)
Index of Internet Web Sites 437(2)
Index 439

Excerpts

When the authors decided to write the first edition of an introductory text about a subject as complex and rapidly changing as terrorism, it became a daunting task very quickly. The very concept of terrorism includes such a wide range of activities that the most difficult task became how to make a text short enough to be effective for instructors, casual readers and student but long enough to convince colleagues, professionals and practitioners that it adequately covers an acceptable depth into this fascinating discipline. We must admit that at times it seemed like we were trying to paint a moving bus, with the players, organizations and operations changing faster than the words could be written down. This second edition, which picks up where the first left off (a few months before 9-11, is also written in an admittedly broad-brush manner, re-examines where terrorism came from, where it is today, and where it seems to be going as we reel from the impact of 9-11, the War on Terrorism and the arrangement of new pieces on the world chessboard. This new world arrangement has need of new and specific countermeasures. The student will soon appreciate that there is no easy answer to the question, "What is terrorism?" It will become apparent, in the course of reading this new edition, that most terrorism actions are committed by poorly articulate groups of fanatics or dissidents, often with conflicting goals and little interface. Of course, there are exceptions to every rule. However, it: shown that many of these groups are continuing their plans to Upset security and safety in the United States and around the globe. The knowledge we have assembled will, it is hoped, stimulate students and others to seek out ways to offer better safety and security to all persons worldwide. Your authors have attempted to provide a clear overview of many of the sectors and operations that comprise the broad terms terrorism an counterterrorism. We explore some specific subjects and locations in greater depth than others, reduce redundancy and cover as many differences and similarities as possible. The second edition is presented in the firm belief that any learning experience should be enjoyable as well as educational. For the instructor, we offer a text that has been organized and written with the goal of making the planning for teaching and the learning experience interesting as possible, and effective at the same time. This is accomplished by covering the essentials of the subject and each chapter with a large array of pedagogical tools. Security is an ancient need for humans, a basic rung on the ladder of Maslow's hierarchy of needs. But never, has America's--and all o mankind's--sense of security been so badly shaken as by the events of 9-11 and by escalating terrorist acts abroad and in the American homeland. As with most fields of human endeavor that are just now entering into an academic discipline, the available material presenting scientific theory, literature and research is not very extensive in the field of terrorism. The Information Age has provided most of the materials we have gathered fog this introductory text. They have come from a large range of resources found on government sites on the Internet, along with articles, news clips and textbooks dealing with specific areas of interest. Much of the information and data are current, fresh as this morning's news, from diverse sources. We continue to challenge our colleagues in academia and in the operational security, law enforcement and the military to conduct the basic research, collect the data, and develop the theories that will help us transform terrorism into a true topic for academic development and practical knowledge for those who battle this 21st century scourge. THE TRADITION CONTINUES The methodology for textbook development, used successfully in the past for several other introductory texts, will continue to be the foundation


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