Countering al Qaeda: An Appreciation of the Situation and Suggestions for Strategy [NOOK Book]

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This monograph reviews events since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and discusses the current state of al Qaeda and the kinds of actions that can be expected of it in the future. Al Qaeda constitutes the most serious immediate threat to the security of the United States, so the campaign against terrorism must remain focused. The monograph describes the central elements that must be emphasized in the next, more-complex phase of that campaign.
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Countering al Qaeda: An Appreciation of the Situation and Suggestions for Strategy

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Overview


This monograph reviews events since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and discusses the current state of al Qaeda and the kinds of actions that can be expected of it in the future. Al Qaeda constitutes the most serious immediate threat to the security of the United States, so the campaign against terrorism must remain focused. The monograph describes the central elements that must be emphasized in the next, more-complex phase of that campaign.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833034076
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 9/5/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 35
  • File size: 816 KB

Table of Contents

Preface
Summary
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 Understanding the Enemy 3
The Emergence of al Queda 3
Process, Planning, and Mission 4
Changed Perceptions of the Terrorist Threat 6
The Aftermath of September 11: al Queda's View 7
Some Realistic Assumptions 15
Ch. 3 Strategy for the Second Phase of the War on Terrorism 17
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