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Title:
Countering the new terrorism
Author:
Lesser, Ian O., 1957-
Publication Information:
Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1999.
Physical Description:
xxi, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
General Note:
"Prepared for the United States Air Force."

"Project Air Force."

"MR-989-AF"--P. [4] of cover.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1660 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780833026675
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. iii
Prefacep. xv
Figures and Tablep. xxi
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 1
Chapter 2 Terrorism Trends and Prospectsp. 7
Chapter 3 Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorismp. 39
Chapter 4 Countering the New Terrorism: Implications for Strategyp. 85
Indexp. 145