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    Understanding Terrorism : Groups, Strategies, and Responses


UNDERSTANDING TERRORISM: GROUPS, STRATEGIES, AND RESPONSES, 3/eis fully updated and brings together todayrs"s most crucial lessons and discoveries for analyzing terrorism and terrorist strategies, and defining effective countermeasures. It brings together both theory and practice, helping students realistically assess threats; understand terrorist acts and their impact; and examine police and governmental responses. This Third Edition reflects todayrs"s latest trends, including an escalation of suicide bombings, increased terrorist sophistication, the decline in state-sponsored terrorism, terrorist resistance in Iraq, and the evolution of antiterrorism legislation. It also presents new coverage of hardening targets, anti-terrorism technology, and international cooperation.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Concepts of Terror and Terrorismp. 1
Chapter Objectivesp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Definitional Problems and Terrorismp. 2
Morality of Terrorismp. 4
Definitions of Terrorismp. 8
Terrorist Typologiesp. 10
Terrorist Atrocitiesp. 14
Purpose of Terrorismp. 15
Conclusionsp. 16
Key Termsp. 17
Discussion Questionsp. 17
Web Sitesp. 18
Endnotesp. 18
Historical Antecedents of Terrorism and Violencep. 21
Chapter Objectivesp. 21
Introductionp. 21
Sicarii and Zealots: Religious Roots of Terrorismp. 22
The Assassins and Other Secret Societiesp. 23
Narodnaya Volyap. 27
The Anarchist Traditionp. 29
Terrorism in the United Statesp. 31
Puerto Rican Independencep. 31
The Jewish Defense Leaguep. 34
The Ideological Leftp. 35
The Ideological Rightp. 38
Single-Issue Terroristp. 41
Conclusionsp. 43
Key Termsp. 43
Discussion Questionsp. 44
Web Sitesp. 44
Endnotesp. 44
Violence and Terrorism: The Role of the Mass Mediap. 48
Chapter Objectivesp. 48
Introductionp. 48
Contagion Theory, or the Copycat Syndromep. 49
Propaganda Value and the "Deed"p. 53
United Statesp. 59
Internet and Terrorismp. 63
Censorship and Terrorismp. 65
Conclusionsp. 68
Key Termsp. 69
Discussion Questionsp. 69
Web Sitesp. 70
Endnotesp. 70
The Palestine Question and Al Qaedap. 73
Chapter Objectivesp. 73
Introductionp. 73
Palestine Resistance Movementp. 74
Historical Antecedentsp. 74
Palestine Liberation Organizationp. 77
Palestinian Extremism and the 1973 Yom Kippur Warp. 78
Rejectionist Front: Historical Previewp. 80
Invasion of Lebanonp. 81
Hizballahp. 81
Palestinian Authorityp. 88
Hamas and Islamic Jihadp. 88
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigadesp. 93
Al Qaedap. 94
Conclusionsp. 103
Key Termsp. 103
Discussion Questionsp. 104
Web Sitesp. 104
Endnotesp. 104
Designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations: The "A List"p. 108
Chapter Objectivesp. 108
Introductionp. 108
Palestinian Groupsp. 113
The Philippines and Southeast Asiap. 116
Algerian Groupsp. 119
Religious Cultsp. 120
European Groupsp. 122
Colombiap. 126
Perup. 128
Central Asiap. 129
Iranp. 132
Conclusionsp. 133
Key Termsp. 134
Writing Assignmentp. 134
Web Sitesp. 135
Endnotesp. 135
The Dynamics of Hostage Taking and Negotiationp. 141
Chapter Objectivesp. 141
Introductionp. 141
Early History of Hostage Takingp. 142
Typologies of Hostage Takersp. 143
Time, Trust, and the Stockholm Syndromep. 145
London Syndromep. 148
Guidelines for Hostage Eventsp. 149
U.S. Experience: Hostage Rescuep. 153
The Good Guys Hostage Incidentp. 156
Other Rescue Attemptsp. 160
Surviving a Hostage Situationp. 164
Conclusionsp. 166
Key Termsp. 167
Discussion Questionsp. 167
Web Sitesp. 167
Endnotesp. 168
Contemporary Terrorism and Bombingp. 171
Chapter Objectivesp. 171
Introductionp. 171
Historical Perspectivep. 172
Effects of an Explosionp. 176
Velocity and Explosivesp. 179
Vehicle Bombsp. 181
Letter Bombsp. 185
Bombings Aboard Aircraftp. 188
Conclusionsp. 191
Key Termsp. 191
Discussion Questionsp. 192
Web Sitesp. 192
Endnotesp. 192
Suicide Bombers: A Global Problemp. 195
Chapter Objectivesp. 195
Introductionp. 195
Defining the Problemp. 199
Suicide Bombers in the Middle Eastp. 200
The Iraqi Insurgencyp. 203
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE)p. 205
Sikh Terrorismp. 206
Kashmiri Suicide Bombersp. 206
Kurdish Suicide Bombers: The PKK/Kadek, Kongra-Gelp. 207
Al Qaedap. 208
Chechen Suicide Bombersp. 209
Other Suicidal Terrorist Groupsp. 209
Summaryp. 210
Security and Suicide Bombingp. 212
Conclusionsp. 214
Key Termsp. 214
Discussion Questionsp. 214
Web Sitesp. 215
Endnotesp. 215
Counterterrorist Measures: The Responsep. 219
Chapter Objectivesp. 219
Introductionp. 219
Security Measuresp. 220
Intelligence Functionp. 224
Counterterrorist Operations: Retaliation and Preemptionp. 228
Covert Military Operations: Proactive Measuresp. 231
Counterterrorist Operations: Reactive Measuresp. 232
Special Operationsp. 234
United Kingdom and Israelp. 235
National Guardp. 236
HRT and NESTp. 238
Chemical and Biological Terrorismp. 238
Legal Framework: Apprehension, Prosecution, and Punishmentp. 239
Emergency Powersp. 241
Post-9/11 Legal Measuresp. 243
Conclusionsp. 247
Key Termsp. 248
Discussion Questionsp. 248
Web Sitesp. 248
Endnotesp. 249
Future of Terrorismp. 252
Chapter Objectivesp. 252
Introductionp. 252
Israel versus Palestinian Resistance Movementp. 253
Islamic Extremismp. 256
Low-Intensity Warfarep. 260
Superterrorismp. 262
Influence of Terrorism on Democracyp. 272
Conclusionsp. 274
Key Termsp. 274
Discussion Questionsp. 275
Web Sitesp. 275
Endnotesp. 275
Glossaryp. 280
Appendix: Mapsp. 285
Indexp. 291
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