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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. The authors consider the threat of information-based terrorism and of weapons of mass destruction, with an emphasis on how changes in the sources and nature of terrorism may affect the use of unconventional terror. The authors propose counterterrorism strategies that address the growing problem of ...
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Countering the New Terrorism

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Overview


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. The authors consider the threat of information-based terrorism and of weapons of mass destruction, with an emphasis on how changes in the sources and nature of terrorism may affect the use of unconventional terror. The authors propose counterterrorism strategies that address the growing problem of homeland defense.
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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.
Booknews
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 (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780833032560
  • Publisher: RAND Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/20/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 171
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Ian O. Lesser (D. Phil., International Politics, St. Antony's College, Oxford University) is a Senior International Policy Analyst at RAND whose areas of expertise include U.S. foreign policy and strategic planning, NATO and Mediterranean affairs, grand


John Arquilla (Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University) is a RAND consultant and a professor of foreign policy at the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.


David F. Ronfeldt (Ph.D., Political Science, Stanford University) is a senior social scientist at RAND whose research focus includes information revolution, netwar, cyberocracy, strategic swarming and the rise of transnational networks of nongovernmenta


Michele Zanini (master's in public policy, Harvard University) is a researcher at RAND who has worked on a number of RAND research projects focusing on NATO strategy in the Balkans and Mediterranean, terrorism, and European defense planning.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Figures and Table
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction
Ch. 2 Terrorism Trends and Prospects
Ch. 3 Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism
Ch. 4 Countering the New Terrorism: Implications for Strategy
Index
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