The War on Terrorism: 21st-Century Perspectives

The War on Terrorism: 21st-Century Perspectives


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On September 11, 2001, a small number of desperate men hoping to earn paradise attacked New York and Washington, D.C. Their spectacular acts of destruction concluded America's nearly decade-long vacation from insecurity, known as the "post-Cold War era." As eras go, this one was short and it certainly ended with a bang, not a whimper. The United States, still sole superpower, was now challenged by a bleak new world. Americans do not care for the bleak and do not tolerate it for long. Predictably, national shock soon became righteous anger, coupled to international campaigns against groups and states held responsible for the scourge of terrorism. These were short-term measures that hurt our enemies but did not "fix" the problem.Not long after these events, the Foreign Policy Research Institute organized a new Center on Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Homeland Security. Its purpose was to take a longer term view of the terrorism problem and what might be done about it—not only academic research but also policy suggestions. This book contains a broad selection of the Center's output, including essays on American strategy, homeland security, knowing the enemy, and the military dimension. A notable feature is the discussion of the educational issue: what and how to teach our children about terrorism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412808378
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Stephen Gale is co-chairman of the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Center on Terrorism, Counterterrorism, and Homeland Security and a faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania with appointments in the departments of regional science and political science.

Harvey Sicherman is the president of the Foreign Policy Research Institute and a former aide to three U.S. Secretaries of State.

Michael S. Radu (1947-2009) was a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and co-chairman of its Center on Terrorism and Political Violence. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including Eastern Europe and the Third World: East vs. South; Europe’s Ghost: Tolerance, Jihadism, and the Crisis in the West; and Dangerous Neighborhood: Contemporary Issues in Turkey’s Foreign Relations. In addition his work has appeared in Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

Table of Contents

Introduction Harvey Sicherman 1 A American Strategy 3 The New Protracted Conflict, Feb. 2002 Robert Strausz-Hupe 3 Bleak New World, 9/13/2001 Harvey Sicherman 4 Cold War II, 10/4/2001 Walter A. McDougall 7 September 11: Before and After, October 2001 Adam Garfinkle 12 The Promise and Peril of Our Times, 11/25/2003 Alexander Haig 19 America After 9/11, 11/09/2004 John Lehman 25 Past the Apogee: America Under Pressure, 11/14/06 Charles Krauthammer 31 B Homeland Security 39 From MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) to MUD (Multilateral Unconstrained Disruption): Dealing with the New Terrorism, Feb. 2003 Stephen Gale Lawrence A. Husick 39 September 11, 2003: Why America Is Still Asleep, 9/11/2003 Stephen Gale Lawrence A. Husick 44 Terrorism and the Battle for Homeland Security, 5/21/2004 Seth G. Jones 47 Observations on the 9/11 Commission Report, 8/13/2004 Stephen Gale Lawrence A. Husick 53 The Question of Bioterrorism Preparedness, 3/31/2005 Stephen Gale Gregory Montanaro 58 Terrorism 2005: Overcoming the Failure of Imagination, 8/16/2005 Stephen Gale 66 Hurricane Katrina and Terrorism, 9/8/2005 Stephen Gale 73 The Status of U.S. Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, March 2007 Clark Kent Ervin 80 Five Years After 9/11: What Needs to be Done? Feb. 2007 Lowell E. (Jake) Jacoby 87 Security Risk Management and Investment Decisions, Dec. 2006 John Piper 92 Counterterrorism: The Roles of Federal, State and Local Agencies, Mar. 2007 Edward A. Turzanski 108 Philadelphia and Pennsylvania: Emergency Preparedness Five Years after 9/11, Mar. 2007 James F. Powers Jr. 111 C Knowing the Enemy 117 Understanding Terror Networks, 11/1/2004 Marc Sageman 117 Knowing the Enemy,Nov. 2006 Mary Habeck 122 Breeding New bin Ladens: America's New Western Front, Dec. 2004 Zachary Shore 129 September 11: Ten Ways To Look at What Happened and What To Expect, 9/17/2001 Michael Radu 132 Why We Fear Afghanistan and Why We Shouldn't, 10/12/2001 Michael Radu 134 The Problem of "Londonistan": Europe, Human Rights, and Terrorists, 4/12/2002 Michael Radu 137 The Futile Search for "Root Causes" of Terrorism, 4/23/2002 Michael Radu 140 Europe's Native Terrorism, 10/04/2002 Michael Radu 142 London 7/7 and Its Impact, July 2005 Michael Radu 145 The Demise of Abu Musab Al Zarqawi, 6/8/2006 Michael Radu 152 Londonistan Is Still With Us, 8/2006 Michael Radu 154 Counterterrorism and the Integration of Islam in Europe, 7/2006 Jytte Klausen 156 D Counterterrorism and the Military Dimension 165 The Coming Transformation of the U.S. Military? 2/4/2002 Michael P. Noonan John Hillen 165 The U.S. Military, the Strategic Quartet, and the Global War on Terrorism, 9/20/2002 Michael P. Noonan 172 Global Expeditionary Warfare, 11/21/2003 Michael P. Noonan 176 A Balanced Force Structure to Achieve a Liberal World Order 1/20/2006 Mackubin Thomas Owens 179 The Future of American Military Strategy: A Conference Report, 2/03/2006 Michael P. Noonan 183 Defense Strategy in the Post-Saddam Era, 5/12/2006 Michael O'Hanlon 193 The New Normalcy, 5/12/2006 Frank G. Hoffman 199 Recapturing the Essentials of Counterinsurgency, 5/30/2006 Anthony James Joes 203 Succeeding in Phase IV: British Perspectives on the U.S. Effort To Stabilize and Reconstruct Iraq, 9/8/2006 Andrew Garfield 207 Changing Tires on the Fly: The Marines and Postconflict Stability Ops, 9/10/06 Frank G. Hoffman 216 E What Young People Should Know About Terrorism 225 Teaching About the War on Terrorism, Feb. 2002 Paul Dickler 225 What Our Children Should Learn About 9/11/2001, Sept. 2002 Adam Garfinkle 228 What College Students Learn About Terrorism: A Case Study of International Relations Textbooks, Nov. 2002 Stanley Michalak 231 Teaching 9/11 and the War on Terrorism, Mar. 2006 Trudy Kuehner 238 Bibliography 249 Biographies 251

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