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Terrorism and counterterrorism : understanding the new security environment, readings and interpretations
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New York, NY : McGraw-Hill/Dushkin, 2004
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xxiii, 544 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.


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In this newly revised edition of Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Colonel Russell Howard and Captain Reid Sawyer have collected original and reprinted articles and essays by political scientists, government officials, and members of the nations armed forces. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in the nations 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 Barry McCaffrey, Martha Crenshaw, Bruce Hoffman, Barry Posen, Jessica Stern, Ashton Carter. . . 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. . . Five detailed Appendices: Chronology of Terrorism Incidents, Groups Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Terrorist Group Profiles, and Weapons of Mass Destruction..

Table of Contents

Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Revised Edition
Part 1 Defining the Threat
Chapter 1 Terrorism Defined
1.1 Bruce Hoffman,from "Defining Terrorism," Inside Terrorism (Columbia University Press,1998)
1.2 Paul R. Pillar,from "The Dimensions of Terrorism and Counterterrorism," Terrorism andU.S. Foreign Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2001)
1.3 Eqbal Ahmadand David Barsamian, from Eqbal Ahmad Terrorism: Theirs & Ours(Seven Stories Press, 2001)
Chapter 2 Why Terrorism?
2.1 Martha Crenshaw, from "The L
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