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Breaking Al-Qaeda: Psychological and Operational Techniques
     

Breaking Al-Qaeda: Psychological and Operational Techniques

by Elena M. Mastors
 
The al-Qaeda network continues to pose a national security threat to the United States and its allies and partners. This book is about breaking al-Qaeda by using a proactive informational influence campaign, which is based on a thorough understanding of the individuals, groups, and relationships between groups in the network. The campaign uses a combination of

Overview

The al-Qaeda network continues to pose a national security threat to the United States and its allies and partners. This book is about breaking al-Qaeda by using a proactive informational influence campaign, which is based on a thorough understanding of the individuals, groups, and relationships between groups in the network. The campaign uses a combination of psychological and operational techniques that will ultimately disrupt the activities of the network.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451530995
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/02/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Elena Mastors is currently the Program Director for Intelligence and National Security Studies at APUS. Previous to this she was an Associate Professor of National Security at the Naval War College. She also held various senior intelligence and policy positions in the Defense Department. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Washington State University. Her research interests are focused on understanding leaders and group dynamics as it pertains to armed groups. She is the author of the Lesser Jihad: Recruits and the al-Qaida Network and Introduction to Political Psychology.

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