When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash

The War on Terror and the Transformation of Terrorist Activity

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Author: Ivan Sascha Sheehan

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1934043702

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Highly readable with a rich quantitative analysis of the largest ever terrorism database constructed for the period 1992-2004, the results of the study are fascinating and have important implications for current U.S. foreign policy in the Global War on Terrorism. The author has painstakingly examined, with precise numbers, the impact of the use of preemptive force in the War on Terrorism in a way that has never been done before. This is the first publication showcasing compelling data on the impact of the current war on terrorism on the level, lethality and frequency of transnational terrorist activity around the globe. With extremely current data, When Terrorism and Counterterrorism Clash is a critical reference to all in the fields of international relations and political science. "This is the most compelling, provocative, and sophisticated empirical study I've seen of the Global War on Terrorism. It is essential reading for policymakers and scholars and couldn't come at a more critical time." -John N. Paden, Ph.D., Clarence Robinson Professor of International Studies and Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University "This is exactly what we need to make informed policy decisions." - Alireza Jafarzadeh, Author of The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis and FOX News Channel Foreign Affairs Analyst "A penetrating analysis with a compelling conclusion!" - Daniel Druckman, Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University and Visiting Scholar, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Author: Tushar K. Ghosh,Mark A. Prelas,Dabir S. Viswanath,Sudarshan K. Loyalka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824743202

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Citing viable homeland defense strategies, this book examines the potential agents, delivery methods, and toxic and nontoxic effects of possible nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorist attacks. Providing countermeasures for governmental and emergency first-response teams, the book covers the impact of WMDs on public health, agriculture, and economic infrastructures, as well as the limitations of sensor/detection technology and the prediction of potential biological and chemical events. It also discusses the effects of next wave cyberterrorism, the roles of state and federal agencies, root causes of terrorism, how to diagnose a chemical or bioterrorism event in the emergency room, and more.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

A Moral Assessment

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Author: Carl Wellman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400760078

Category: Law

Page: 132

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This book presents a definition of terrorism that is broad and descriptive and much needed to prevent misunderstanding. The book identifies the features that make terrorism ‘wrong’, including coerciveness, the violation of rights and undermining of trust. Next, it evaluates reasons given for terrorism such as the protection of human rights and the liberation of oppressed groups as not normally justified. Following this, the book identifies and evaluates international responses to terrorism, taking into account General Assembly and Security Council resolutions, United Nations conventions and criminalization in international law. It also looks at national responses which often take the shape of surveillance, detention, interrogation, trials, targeted killings, intrusion and invasion. Finally, the book discusses how, if at all, the moral norms of personal morality apply to the actions of nation states.​

Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses

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Author: Stuart Gottlieb

Publisher: CQ Press

ISBN: 1483301117

Category: Political Science

Page: 432

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Featuring paired pro/con pieces written specifically for this volume, Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism : Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses encourages students to grapple with the central debates surrounding the field of terrorism. With topics ranging from the root causes of terrorism, the role of religion in terrorism, whether suicide terrorism is ever justified, whether the spread of democracy can help defeat terrorism, and what trade-offs should exist between security and civil liberties, Gottlieb's outstanding cast of contributors returns, compelling students to wrestle with the conflicting perspectives that define the field. Stuart Gottlieb frames the paired essays with incisive headnotes, providing historical context and preparing students to read each argument critically. Each selection has been updated to account for recent world events, policy changes, and new scholarship. New to the reader, and by reviewer request, is a chapter, "Can Global Institutions Make a Difference in Fighting Terrorism?"

A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Author: Christopher C. Harmon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134662645

Category: Political Science

Page: 170

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This Citizen’s Guide addresses the public policy issues of terrorism and counterterrorism in the United States after Bin Laden’s death. Written for the thinking citizen and student alike, this succinct and up-to-date book takes a "grand strategy" approach toward terrorism and uses examples and issues drawn from present-day perpetrators and actors. Christopher Harmon, a veteran academic of military theory who has also instructed U.S. and foreign military officers, organizes his book into four sections. He first introduces the problem of America’s continued vulnerability to terrorist attack by reviewing the long line of recent attacks and attempts against the U.S., focusing specifically on New York City. Part II examines the varied ways in which the U.S. is already fighting terrorism, highlighting the labors of diverse experts, government offices, intelligence and military personnel, and foreign allies. The book outlines the various aspects of the U.S. strategy, including intelligence, diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic counterterrorism, and law and law-making. Next, Harmon sketches the prospects for further action, steering clear of simple partisanship and instead listing recommendations with pros and cons and also including factual stories of how individual citizens have made a difference in the national effort against terrorism. This concise book will contribute to our understanding of the problems surrounding terrorism and counterterrorism—and the approaches the United States may take to meet them—in the early 21st century

Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Second Edition

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Author: Mark A. Prelas,Dabir S. Viswanath,Sudarshan K. Loyalka

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420071823

Category: Social Science

Page: 604

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Traditionally, resources on terrorism and counterterrorism tend to focus on the social, behavioral, and legal aspects of the subject, with minimal emphasis on the scientific and technological aspects. Taking into account these practical considerations, the second edition of Science and Technology of Terrorism and Counterterrorism discusses the nature of terrorism and the materials used by terrorists. It describes how intelligence professionals and law enforcement personnel can detect and destroy these materials, and how they can deal with terrorist groups. This volume begins by introducing the shift in analysis of terrorist attacks after September 11, 2001 and summarizes selected case studies. It discusses the origin and nature of terrorism and the factors involved in diplomacy. Covering a broad range of topics, the book examines: Aerosol dispersion of toxic materials Bioterrorism and the manufacture, detection, and delivery of biological agents Agricultural terrorism Nuclear terrorism and nuclear weapons systems, threats, and safeguards Chemical terrorism, including manufacture, detection, delivery, and decontamination Cyber-terrorism Personal protective equipment The role of government at federal, state, and local levels The role of international agencies and their resources, capabilities, and responsibilities The National Infrastructure Protection Plan As terrorist activities increase globally, it is critical that those charged with protecting the public understand the myriad of ways in which terrorists operate. While we cannot predict where, when, and how terrorists will strike, our vigilance in staying abreast of the terrorist threat is the only way to have a fighting chance against those who seek to destroy our world.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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Author: Brigitte L. Nacos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781138190146

Category: Terrorism

Page: 456

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Focusing on the phenomenon of terrorism in the age of ISIS/ISIL, Terrorism and Counterterrorisminvestigates this form of political violence in an international and American context and in light of new and historical trends. In this comprehensive and highly readable text, renowned expert Brigitte Nacos clearly defines terrorism's diverse causes, actors, and strategies; outlines anti- and counter-terrorist responses; and highlights terrorism's relationship with the public and media. Terrorism and Counterterrorismintroduces students to the field's main debates and helps them critically assess our understanding of, and our strategies for, addressing this complex and enduring issue. New to the 5thEdition Covers important terrorist developments since 2012 including the death of Osama bin Laden, the rise of ISIS, the proliferation of home-grown jihadism including the Boston Marathon bombing, and the revelations of Edward Snowden and the NSA. Refines the treatment of important issues including "justifiable" or "legitimate" terror, waves of terror, and state sponsored terror, among others. Amplifies the coverage of media and terrorism including e-terrorism, the role of social media in recruitment, "propaganda by deed," and other cutting edge topics.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies

Comparing Theory and Practice

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Author: Edwin Bakker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789087282219

Category: History

Page: 192

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Terrorism has arguably been one of the defining factors of our age. In many parts of the world, it has in recent times been one of the most important threats to peace, security and stability. But what does this exactly mean? What is the nature of this threat? Who or what is threatened, how, by whom and why? What can be done about it or how can we at least limit the impact of terrorism and make sure that terrorists do not make headlines and manage to scare us? These are just a handful of questions that will be addressed in this handbook that consists of three parts. First it focuses on the essence of terrorism as an instrument to achieve certain goals. The second part provides an overview of the state of (counter) terrorism studies. Since ‘9/11’ terrorism studies have grown exponentially, reflecting the rise in perceived threats. What theories, assumptions and conventional wisdom has it produced that could be of help in understanding terrorism and dealing with it? The final part looks into the implications and possibilities for policy making.

Ethics of Terrorism & Counter-Terrorism

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Author: Georg Meggle,Andreas Kemmerling,Mark Textor

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 311032749X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 345

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We are supposed to wage war against Terrorism - but exactly what we are fighting against in this war, there is nearly no consensus about. And, much worse, nearly nobody cares about this conceptual disaster - the main thing being, whether or not you are taking sides with the good guys. This volume is an analytical attempt to end this disaster. What is Terrorism? Are terrorist acts to be defined exclusively on the basis of the characteristics of the respective actions? Or should we restrict such actions to acts performed by non-state organisations? And, most important, is terrorism already by its very nature to be morally condemned? But, having a clear idea of what Terrorism is, would be only the beginning. Rational moral assessment still needs two further components: The relevant facts; and the relevant values and norms. Now, in a field where systematic disinformation has been even proclaimed to be the official policy, facts are obviously very hard to get at. This volume is mainly interested in Ethics: What's wrong with Terrorism? And what is morally right or morally wrong, respectively, with all the different means of Counter-Terrorism? What are the moral boundaries for waging war agains terrorism? What are the right ways of dealing with terrorists? And what about the alleged anti-terrorism wars on Afghanistan and Iraq? With contributions from Marcelo Dascal, Tomis Kapitan, Daniel Messelken, Seumas Miller, Olaf L. Mueller, Igor Primoratz, Charles P. Webel, Per Bauhn, Rüdiger Bittner, C. A. J. (Tony) Coady, Haig Khatchadourian, Georg Meggle, Peter Simpson, Carolin Emcke, Ralf Groetker, Laurence Lustgarten, Thomas Mertens, Aleksandar Pavkovic, Filimon Peonidis, Janna Thompson, Véronique Zanetti

Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Victory Over Islamo-Fascist Jihadists

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Author: Robert T Uda

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595615568

Category: True Crime

Page: N.A

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Terrorism and Counterterrorism provides current thought on terrorism and what we can do to counter that threat. Terrorism will prevail for a long time. Terrorists will kill anyone with bullets, bombs, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), beheadings, incineration, and torture. They will kill anyone who does not believe as they do. They will kill all heathens, unbelievers, hypocrites, infidels, Americans, Westerners, Christians, and Jews. All they desire include world domination, a one-religion world, and the demise of what they call The Great Satan (the United States of America). Pure and simple, terrorists are criminals. They are motivated by their distorted view of Utopia. They feel that their God gives them the right to kill anyone and everyone. They set themselves up as judge, jury, and executioner of all those who oppose them. All they understand include power, threat, fear, intimidation, death, mutilation, coercion, and dominance. Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Victory Over Islamo-fascist Jihadists shows what the US needs to do to eradicate the terror organizations throughout the world. This book includes over 930 reference citations from the general literature. It is an interwoven treatise of the thoughts and knowledge of many of the top terrorism and counterterrorism experts throughout the world.