Exploring terrorist targeting preferences

Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book examines various hypotheses of terrorist targeting: is it (1) to coerce, (2) to damage economies, (3) to rally the faithful, or (4) a decision left to...

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Main Author: Libicki, Martin C.
Corporate Author: United States Department of Homeland Security
Other Authors: Chalk, Peter, Sisson, Melanie
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND 2007, 2007
Series:Rand Corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book examines various hypotheses of terrorist targeting: is it (1) to coerce, (2) to damage economies, (3) to rally the faithful, or (4) a decision left to affiliates? This book analyzes past attacks, post hoc justifications, and expert opinion to weigh each hypothesis
Item Description:"Prepared for the Department of Homeland Security.". - "MG-483-DHS"--Page 4 of cover
Physical Description:xxii, 107 pages illustrations
ISBN:9780833039132
083303913X
9781281180919
1281180912