Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency

Armed Groups: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency: Studies in National Security, Counterterrorism, and Counterinsurgency

by Jeffrey H. Norwitz
     
 


Contains a discussion of armed groups which are considered to include classic insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, militias, police agencies, criminal organizations, war-lords, privatized military organizations, mercenaries, pirates, drug cartels, apocalyptic religious extremists, orchestrated rioters and mobs, and tribal factions.

- To study armed groups use of

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Contains a discussion of armed groups which are considered to include classic insurgents, terrorists, guerrillas, militias, police agencies, criminal organizations, war-lords, privatized military organizations, mercenaries, pirates, drug cartels, apocalyptic religious extremists, orchestrated rioters and mobs, and tribal factions.

- To study armed groups use of history, political science, anthropology, sociology, theology, and economics are traditional areas of research. The book also delves into matters of ethics, technology, intelligence, education, the law, diplomacy, military science, and even mythology.

- The book is divided into five sections: History and armed groups, Present context and environment, Religion and inspiration, thinking differently about armed groups, the shape of things to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781884733529
Publisher:
United States Dept. of Defense
Publication date:
08/05/2008
Edition description:
First
Pages:
501
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

ARMED GROUPS: STUDIES IN NATIONAL SECURITY,
COUNTERTERRORISM, AND COUNTERINSURGENCY
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Foreword, by Admiral Stansfield Turner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . ix
Acknowledgments . . . . . …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi
Introduction, by Jeffrey H. Norwitz, Editor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . xv
 
History and Armed Groups
Pirates,Vikings, andTeutonicKnights……. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .... . . . 3
Peter T. Underwood (Naval WarCollege)
 
The Italian Red Brigades (1969–1984): Political Revolution
And Threats to the State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Paul J. Smith (Naval WarCollege)
 
Armed Conflict in Cambodia and the UN Response . ... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Carole Garrison (Eastern KentuckyUniversity)
 
Armed Groups and Diplomacy: East Timor’s FRETILIN Guerrillas . . . . .....35
Gene Christy (Department of State)
 
Adapting to a Changing Environment—The Irish Republican Army
as an Armed Group……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  47
Timothy D. Hoyt (Naval WarCollege)
 
PseudoOperations—A Double-Edged Sword of Counterinsurgency . . . . .. 61
Theodore L. Gatchel (Naval WarCollege)
 
Present Context and Environment
TheThreat to theMaritime Domain: How Real Is theTerrorist Threat? . . . .  75
Rohan Gunaratna (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies)
 
ArmedGroups and the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………… . .  87
Craig H. Allen (University of Washington)
 
Globalization and the Transformation of Armed Groups…. . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Querine H. Hanlon (NationalDefenseUniversity)
 
Is It Possible to Deter Armed Groups?............... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Yosef Kuperwasser (Brigadier General ret, Israeli Defense Forces)
 
Sanctuary: The Geopolitics of Terrorism and Insurgency…. . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Mackubin Thomas Owens (Naval WarCollege)
 
Small Wars Are Local: Debunking Current Assumptions
About Countering Small Armed Groups……… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .149
Peter Curry (MarineCorpsWarCollege)
 
Piracy and the Exploitation of Sanctuary. ……….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Martin N. Murphy (Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies, King’s College London)
 
Domestic Terrorism: Forgotten, But Not Gone …….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .173
Edward J. Valla and Gregory Comcowich (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The Threat of Armed Street Gangs in America . . ……... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Edward J. Maggio (New York Institute of Technology)
 
Prosecuting Homegrown Extremists: Case Study of the
Virginia “Paintball Jihad” Cell. . . . . ……………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Steven Emerson (The Investigative Project on Terrorism)
 
Religion as Inspiration
Armed with the Power of Religion: Not Just a War of Ideas . . …... . . . . . . . 215
Pauletta Otis (United States Marine Corps Command and StaffCollege)
 
Arming for Armageddon: Myths and Motivations of Violence
In American Christian Apocalypticism . …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 225
Timothy J. Demy (Naval WarCollege)
 
Glory in Defeat and Other Islamist Ideologies………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .237
Mehrdad Mozayyan (Naval WarCollege)
 
Thinking Differently about Armed Groups
The Erosion of Constraints in Armed-Group Warfare:
BloodyTactics andVulnerableTargets …………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 255
Andrea J. Dew (Naval WarCollege)
 
KnowledgeTransfer and Shared Learning among Armed Groups ….. . . . . .269
JamesJ.F.Forest (Combating TerrorismCenter, West Point)
 
The “Memory of War”: Tribes and the Legitimate Use of Force in Iraq .. . . . 291
Montgomery McFate (Institute for Defense Analysis)
 
Terrorist or Freedom Fighter? Tyrant or Guardian? ……… . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311
Derek S. Reveron (Naval WarCollege) and Jeffrey Stevenson Murer (University of St. Andrews)
 
Disrupting and Influencing Leaders of Armed Groups ……… . . . . . . . . . . . .323
Elena Mastors and Jeffrey H. Norwitz (Naval WarCollege)
 
Armed Groups through the Lens of Anthropology . . . ………... . . . . . . . . . . .343
David W. Kriebel (Naval WarCollege)
 
The Shape of Things to Come
Children on the Battlefield: The Breakdown of Moral Norms . ………. . . . . . .357
P. W. Singer (The Brookings Institution)
 
The “New Silk Road” of Terrorism and Organized Crime:
The Key to Countering the Terror-Crime Nexus. …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
Russell D. Howard and Colleen M. Traughber (JebsenCenter for Counter-terrorism
Studies, TuftsUniversity)
 
Shari’a Financing and the Coming Ummah. ……………... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 389
Rachel Ehrenfeld and Alyssa A. Lappen (AmericanCenter for Democracy)
 
Terrorism as an International Security Problem …………… . . . . . . . . . .. . . .405
Martha Crenshaw (StanfordUniversity)
 
Takin’ It to the Streets: Hydra Networks, Chaos Strategies,
and the “New” Asymmetry . . …………………... . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 419
P. H. Liotta (PellCenter for International Relations and Public Policy)
 
Virtual Sanctuary Enables Global Insurgency ………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 431
Richard Shultz (TuftsUniversity)
 
Armed Groups: Changing the Rules . . …………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 447
T. X. Hammes (Colonel ret, U.S. Marine Corps)
 
Appendix
United Nations Guidelines on Humanitarian Negotiations
With Armed Groups ……………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 457
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

 

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