Terrorists' Target Selection / Edition 1

Terrorists' Target Selection / Edition 1

by C. J. M. Drake, Freud, David Drake
     
 

ISBN-10: 031221197X

ISBN-13: 9780312211974

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Terrorist violence can often seem both irrational and indiscriminate. This book is an attempt to describe why terrorists attack particular targets. Looking at terrorist groups from around the world, and over the past 100 years, it examines the nature of terrorism and the various factors which influence terrorists' target selection. In particular it looks at the

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Overview

Terrorist violence can often seem both irrational and indiscriminate. This book is an attempt to describe why terrorists attack particular targets. Looking at terrorist groups from around the world, and over the past 100 years, it examines the nature of terrorism and the various factors which influence terrorists' target selection. In particular it looks at the influence of the ideologies, strategies and tactics of terrorist groups, and describes how these are restricted by the terrorists' resources, by security and anti-terrorist measures, and by society within which the terrorists operate. The book also shows how target selection can be affected by the nature of the terrorists themselves and by their supporters. Overall it concludes that apparently irrational and indiscriminate terrorist attacks are frequently the result of factors which are both explicable and logical.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312211974
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
• Abbreviations
• Introduction
• Terrorist Typologies
• Ideology
• Strategy
• Tactics
• Capabilities
• Target Protection
• The Security Environment
• External Factors
• Decision-making
• Target Selection
• Bibliography
• Index

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