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In this newly revised edition of Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Colonel Russell Howard and Captain Reid Sawyer have collected original and reprinted articles and essays by political scientists, government officials, and members of the nation's armed forces. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in the nation's war on terrorism. Others have had significant responsibility for planning government policy and responses. The contributors include a majority of the significant names in the field including General Barry McCaffrey, Martha Crenshaw, Bruce Hoffman, Barry Posen, Jessica Stern, Ashton Carter. Part One of the book analyzes the philosophical, political, and religious roots of terrorist activities around the world and discusses the national, regional, and global effects of historical and recent acts of terrorism. In addition to material on the threats from suicide bombers, as well as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons, there are also important contributions analyzing new and growing threats: narco-terrorism, cyber-terrorism, genomic terrorism, and agro-terrorism. Part Two deals with past, present, and future national and international responses to--and defenses against--terrorism. Essays and articles in this section analyze and debate the practical, political, ethical, and moral questions raised by military and non-military responses (and pre-emptive actions) outside of the context of declared war. Five detailed Appendices: Chronology of Terrorism Incidents, Groups Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Terrorist Group Profiles, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073379791
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 2/22/2008
  • Series: Textbook Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Brigadier General (retired) Russell D. Howard is an American veteran Special Forces officer, academic, tutor, writer and counter-terrorism strategist. He was the founding Director of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point and Co-Editor of four McGraw-Hill terrorism focused books: Terrorism and Counterterrorism with Dr. Bruce Hoffman, Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism with Dr. James J. F. Forest, Homeland Security and Terrorism with Dr. James J. F. Forest and Lieutenant Colonel Joanne Moore, and Defeating Terrorism with Lieutenant Colonel Reid L. Sawyer.

Bruce Hoffman has been studying terrorism and counterterrorism for more than three decades and has been an adviser to the U.S. and other governments and businesses.

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Table of Contents

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations, Fourth Edition

Foreword Barry R. McCaffrey

Preface Russell D. Howard

Unit I Defining the Threat

Chapter 1 Defining Terrorism: Means, Ends, and Motives

1.1 Bruce Hoffman, "Defining Terrorism," Inside Terrorism (1998)
1.2 Eqbal Ahmad, "Terrorism: Theirs & Ours," Terrorism: Theirs & Ours (2001)
1.3 Martha Crenshaw, "The Logic of Terrorism: Terrorist Behavior as a Product of Strategic Choice," Origins of Terrorism: Psychologies, Ideologies, Theologies, States of Mind, Walter Reich, ed. (1998)

Chapter 2 Understanding the Facilitators of Modern Terrorism

2.1 Audrey Kurth Cronin, "Behind the Curve: Globalization and International Terrorism," International Terrorism (Winter 2002/03)
2.2 Ray Takeyh and Nikolas K. Gvosdev, "Do Terrorist Networks Need a Home?" Washington Quarterly (Summer 2002)
2.3 Stewart Patrick, "Weak States and Global Threats: Fact or Fiction?," Washington Quarterly (Spring 2006)
2.4 James J.F. Forest, "Terrorism as a Product of Choices and Perceptions," Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy is Failing and How to Fix It (2010)

Chapter 3 The New Terrorism

3.1 Russell D. Howard and Margaret J. Nencheck, "The New Terrorism," Original Work (updated 2011)
3.2 Martha Crenshaw, "The Debate over 'New' vs. 'Old' Terrorism," Values and Violence: Intangible Aspects of Terrorism (2009)
3.3 John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini, "Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism," Countering the New Terrorism (1999)
3.4 Rohan Gunaratna, "Al Qaeda's Trajectory During and After Bin Laden," Washington Quarterly (2007; updated 2011)

Chapter 4 Religion and the Intersection with Terrorism

4.1 Magnus Ranstorp, "Terrorism in the Name of Religion," Journal of International Affairs (Summer 1996)
4.2 Quintan Wiktorowicz, "A Genealogy of Radical Islam," Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (2005)
4.3 Emmanuel Sivan, "The Clash within Islam," Survival (Spring 2005)

Chapter 5 Evolving Methods and Modes of Attack

5.1 Gavin Cameron and Natasha E. Bajema, "Assessing the Post-9/11 Threat of CBRN Terrorism," Original Work (2007)
5.2 Bruce Hoffman, "The Logic of Suicide Terrorism," The Atlantic Monthly (June 2003)
5.3 John Ellis, "Terrorism in the Genomic Age," Original Work (revised 2003)
5.4 Bill Braniff and Assaf Moghadam, "Al Qaeda's Post-9/11 Evolution: An Assessment," Original Work (2011)
5.5 Gabriel Weimann, "www.terror.net: How Modern Terrorism Uses the Internet," Special Report No. 116 (March 2004)
5.6 Jarret M. Brachman, "Going Viral: Al-Qaeda's Use of Online Social Media," The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (2007; revised 2011)
5.7 Russell D. Howard and Colleen M. Traughber, "The Nexus of Extremism and Trafficking: Scourge of the World or So Much Hype," Original Work (2011)
5.8 Gilles de Kerchove and Charles Allen, "Foreign Fighters: Trends, Trajectories & Conflict Zones," George Washington University Homeland Security Policy Institute (2010)

Unit II Countering the Terrorist Threat

Chapter 6 The Challenges of Terrorism to a Free Society

6.1 Richard K. Betts, "The Soft Underbelly of American Primacy: Tactical Advantages of Terror," Political Science Quarterly (vol. 117, no. 1, 2002)
6.2 Bruce Hoffman, "A Nasty Business," The Atlantic Monthly (January 2002)
6.3 Rob de Wijk, "The Limits of Military Power: Why the West Cannot Deal with Insurgencies," Washington Quarterly (Winter 2001)
6.4 Richard H. Shultz Jr., "Showstoppers: Nine Reasons Why We Never Sent Our Special Operations Forces after al Qaeda before 9/11," Weekly Standard (January 26, 2004)

Chapter 7 Strategies for Combating Terrorism

7.1 Martha Crenshaw, "Terrorism, Strategies, and Grand Strategies," Attacking Terrorism: Elements of a Grand Strategy (Georgetown University Press (February 2004)
7.2 Daniel Byman, "US Counter-terrorism Options: A Taxonomy," Survival (Autumn 2007)
7.3 Paul R. Pillar, "Beyond Al Qaeda: Countering a Decentralized Terrorist Threat," Washington Quarterly (Summer 2004)
7.4 Brian Michael Jenkins, "No Path to Glory: Deterring Homegrown Terrorism," RAND--CT348 (May 2010)
7.5 Charlie Szrom and Chris Harnisch, "Al Qaeda's Operating Environments: A New Approach to the War on Terror," American Enterprise Institute (March 2011)
7.6 Christopher C. Harmon, "U.S. Counterterrorism Policy and Strategy: The Early Obama Administration," Original Work (2011)
7.7 Bruce Hoffman, "Al Qaeda Has a New Strategy. Obama Needs One, Too," Washington Post (January 10, 2010)

Chapter 8 Eclectic Approaches to Countering Terrorism

8.1 Fareed Zakaria, "The Jihad Against The Jihadis: How Moderate Muslim Leaders Waged War on Extremists—and Won," Newsweek (February 22, 2010)
8.2 Peter Bergen and Katherine Tiedemann, "Counterterrorism Strategy Initiative Policy Paper: The Year of the Drone," New America Foundation (February 2010)
8.3 Austin Long, "Assessing the Success of Leadership Targeting," CTC Sentinel (November 2010)
8.4 Russell D. Howard, "Preemptive Military Doctrine: No Other Choice," Original Work (updated 2011)
8.5 Philip Seib, "Public Diplomacy, New Media, and Counterterrorism," Figueroa Press (2011)
8.6 Steven Simon and Jeff Martini, "Terrorism: Denying Al Qaeda Its Popular Support," Washington Quarterly (Winter 2004–2005)

Chapter 9 Winning the War on Terrorism

9.1 Reid Sawyer and Jodi M. Vittori, "The Uncontested Battles: The Role of Actions, Networks, and Ideas in the Fight Against al Qaeda," Original Work (2007)
9.2 Marc Lynch, "Rhetoric and Reality: Countering Terrorism in the Age of Obama," Center for New American Security (2010)
9.3 Philip H. Gordon, "Can the War on Terror be Won? How to Fight the Right War" Foreign Affairs (November/December 2006)
9.4 Russell D. Howard and Brita Sands, "Winning the Campaign against Terrorists: Eight Considerations," Original Work (2011)

Chapter 10 Counterterrorism in a Post-bin Laden World

10.1 Barack Obama, "Remarks by the President on Osama bin Laden," White House Address (May 2011)
10.2 Bruce Hoffman, "Bin Ladin's Killing and Its Effect on Al-Qa'ida: What Comes Next?" CTC Sentinel (May 2011)
10.3 Michele L. Malvesti and Frances Fragos Townsend, "Special Operations Forces and the Raid against Bin Ladin: Policymaker Considerations in Combating Terrorism," CTC Sentinel (May 2011)
10.4 Leslie Gelb, "Mission Accomplished: Al Qaeda is No Longer Based There and the Taliban Must be Beaten by Afghans Themselves," Wall Street Journal (May 2011)
10.5 Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, "Don't Get Cocky, America: Al Qaeda is Still Deadly without Osama bin Laden," Foreign Policy (May 2011)
10.6 George Friedman, "U.S.-Pakistani Relations After Bin Laden," Stratfor Global Intelligence (May 2011)
10.7 "After Osama bin Laden: What the Death of the Movement's Figurehead Means for al-Qaeda, Pakistan, Afghanistan—and the West," The Economist (May 2011)
10.8 Camille Tawil, "How Bin Ladin's Death Will Affect Al-Qa'ida's Regional Franchises," CTC Sentinel (May 2011)



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