Countering the New Terrorism / Edition 1

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Recent bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa remind us that U.S. citizens and U.S. interest are not immune to terrorism. Featuring the works of world-renowned experts, this book traces the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, looks ahead to where terrorism is going, and assesses how it might be contained.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Quarterly
The message...should be heeded by librarians and information professionals of all types.
Joint Forces Quarterly
Countering the New Terrorism is an insightful and practical volume forthose involved in the world of counterterrorist policy.
Terrorism Research Center
This book is full of fresh new ideas, and is a must read in considering the future of terrorism.
Experts on international terrorism trace the recent evolution of international terrorism against civilian and US military targets, offer judgements on future directions of terrorism, and propose strategies for its containment, in a report prepared for the US Air Force by RAND's Project AIR FORCE. They recommend a national counterterrorism strategy including elements of prevention, deterrence, reducing risk of superterrorism, and retaliation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833026675
  • Publisher: Rand Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 482,981
  • Lexile: 1660L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 8.76 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction Ian O. Lesser Changing Terrorism in a Changing World Study Approach and Structure Chapter Two: Terrorism Trends and Prospects Bruce Hoffman Introduction Trends In Terrorism Terrorist Tactical Adaptations Across the Technological Spectrum and Their Implications Conclusion Chapter Three: Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini A New Terrorism (with Old Roots) Recent Views About Terrorism The Advent of Netwar—Analytical Background Middle Eastern Terrorism and Netwar Terrorist Doctrines—The Rise of a War Paradigm Information-Age Terrorism and the U.S. Air Force Policy Implications and Conclusions for the USAF Chapter Four: Countering the New Terrorism: Implications for Strategy Ian O. Lesser Introduction Understanding and Countering the New Terrorism Terrorism in Strategic Context The Lessons and Relevance of Counterterrorism Experience Conceptualizing National Counterterrorism Strategy Conclusions
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