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'Traces the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, looks ahead to where terrorism is going, and assesses how it might be contained. The authors consider the threat of information-based terrorism and of weapons of mass destruction, with an emphasis on how changes in the sources and nature of terrorism may affect the use of unconventional terror. The authors propose counterterrorism strategies that address the growing problem of homeland defense.'

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"...goes beyond current debates concerning weapons of mass destruction and provides a new perspective on the changing nature of world politics. The authors' observations on the emergence of amorphous terrorist networks with ambiguous political and religious goals make an important contribution to the literature on terrorism and international affairs." Perspectives on Political Science

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"Competent and well-structure analysis and clear conclusions make this book a useful source." Journal of Peace Research

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"...provides a vital foundation for those who wish to understand the changing nature of international order and a framework for action on the part of those responsible for combating it." Security Management Magazine

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Experts on international terrorism trace the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and US military targets, offer judgements on future directions of terrorism, and propose strategies for its containment, in a report prepared for the US Air Force by RAND's Project AIR FORCE. They recommend a national counterterrorism strategy including elements of prevention, deterrence, reducing risk of superterrorism, and retaliation.
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Synopsis:

In Countering the New Terrorism, authors Ian Lesser, Bruce Hoffman, John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini trace the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, offer judgments on the future directions of terrorism, and propose strategies for its containment. Can terrorism be stopped? Contained, yes, stopped, no. This frank report addresses the role of military forces, especially air and space power, in national counterterrorism strategy and stresses that the United States must strive to make terrorism "more transparent" and address the problem of privatized terror.

Synopsis:

Recent bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa remind us that U.S. citizens and U.S. interest are not immune to terrorism. Featuring the works of world-renowned experts, this book traces the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, looks ahead to where terrorism is going, and assesses how it might be contained.

Table of Contents

Foreword (by Brian Michael Jenkins)
Preface
Figures and Table
Acknowledgments
Chapter One: Introduction (by Ian O. Lesser)
Chapter Two: Terrorism Trends and Prospects (by Bruce Hoffman)
Chapter Three: Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism (by John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini)
Chapter Four: Countering the New Terrorism: Implications for Strategy (by Ian O. Lesser)
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780833026675
Foreword:
Lesser, Ian O.
Contributor:
Zanini, Michele
Author:
Lesser, Ian O.
Author:
Ronfeldt, David
Author:
Hoffman, Bruce
Author:
Arquilla, John
Author:
Zanini, Michele
Contributor:
Ronfeldt, David
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Location:
Santa Monica, CA :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Terrorism
Subject:
International Security
Subject:
National security
Subject:
Information warfare
Subject:
Air power
Subject:
Air power -- United States.
Subject:
Information warfare -- United States -- Prevention.
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Subject:
United States Military policy.
Subject:
Public Safety; Terrorism and Homeland Security
Subject:
Public safety
Subject:
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 176 pages RAND Corporation - English 9780833026675 Reviews:
"Review" by , "...goes beyond current debates concerning weapons of mass destruction and provides a new perspective on the changing nature of world politics. The authors' observations on the emergence of amorphous terrorist networks with ambiguous political and religious goals make an important contribution to the literature on terrorism and international affairs."
"Review" by , "Competent and well-structure analysis and clear conclusions make this book a useful source."
"Review" by , "...provides a vital foundation for those who wish to understand the changing nature of international order and a framework for action on the part of those responsible for combating it."
"Synopsis" by , In Countering the New Terrorism, authors Ian Lesser, Bruce Hoffman, John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini trace the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, offer judgments on the future directions of terrorism, and propose strategies for its containment. Can terrorism be stopped? Contained, yes, stopped, no. This frank report addresses the role of military forces, especially air and space power, in national counterterrorism strategy and stresses that the United States must strive to make terrorism "more transparent" and address the problem of privatized terror.
"Synopsis" by , Recent bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa remind us that U.S. citizens and U.S. interest are not immune to terrorism. Featuring the works of world-renowned experts, this book traces the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, looks ahead to where terrorism is going, and assesses how it might be contained.
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