Sharing the dragon's teeth terrorist groups and the exchange of new technologies

Terrorist groups -- both inside and outside the al Qaeda network -- sometimes form mutually beneficial partnerships to exchange "best practices." These exchanges provide terrorist groups with the opportunity to innovate (i.e., increase their skills and expand their reach). Understanding ho...

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Main Author: Cragin, Kim
Corporate Authors: Rand Homeland Security (Program), Rand Corporation
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: [Santa Monica, Calif.] Rand Homeland Security 2007, 2007
Series:Rand Corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Terrorist groups -- both inside and outside the al Qaeda network -- sometimes form mutually beneficial partnerships to exchange "best practices." These exchanges provide terrorist groups with the opportunity to innovate (i.e., increase their skills and expand their reach). Understanding how terrorist groups exchange technology and knowledge, therefore, is essential to ongoing and future counterterrorism strategies. This study examines how 11 terrorist groups in three areas (Mindanao, the West Bank and Gaza Strip, and southwest Colombia) have attempted to exchange technologies and knowledge in an effort to reveal some of their vulnerabilities. The analysis provides the Department of Homeland Security and other national security policymakers with insight into the innovation process and suggests ways that government policies can create barriers to terrorists' adoption of new technologies
Item Description:"MG-485-DHS.". - Title from PDF title screen (viewed June 12, 2007)
Physical Description:xxii, 114 pages
ISBN:0833039156
9780833039156