For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
This timely book synthesizes the perspectives of Osama bin Laden and his fellow Salafi jihadists on how to wage war on their many enemies. A team of experts from the Institute for Defense Analyses working on the Terrorist Perspectives Project undertook the study in order to help U.S. military and civilian policymakers, planners, and educators better understand terrorists. In assembling strategic and operational perspectives of Al Qaida and Associated Movements (AQAM), they focused on the Salafi jihadists' intellectual leadership and a sampling of their followers, who together comprise the vanguard of the global jihad and share a common enemythe United States. This project is sponsored by the United States Joint Forces Command.
|Publisher:||Naval Institute Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.96(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.65(d)|
About the Author
Mark E. Stout is a defense analyst at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Arlington, VA.
Jessica M. Huckabey is an adjunct research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses.
John R. Schindler, a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, is the author of Unholy Terror and Agents Provocateurs.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgments v
Salafi Jihadist Theology and the Making of a Movement 1
Enemy Self-Perceptions 31
Intelligence: The Hidden Hand and Iron Fist 62
AQAM's Perception of Its Enemies 85
Strategic Adaptation in the Global Salafi Jihadist Movement 114
Current AQAM Strategic Thinking 137
Strategic Communication 164
Joining the Caravan 197
Policy Implications: So What and Now What? 229
Acronyms and Abbreviations 247
Glossary of Arabic Terms 249