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Nacos argues that terrorist and terrorist networks, along with counter-terrorist organizations, are now able to exploit extensive global media networks and information highways instantly to carry news of their violence and to spread political propaganda in order to generate support for their cause. Specifically, the goal of acquiring publicity for their cause has been made much easier with the many forms of media and instant reporting. With the exception of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the book solely focuses on terrorist attacks on the United States that are perpetrated by radical Islamists. Although this bias is presented throughout the book, it is very informative of how the media, public and government officials of the United States interact. This book presents the media as being the primary source of information used by governments to collect information and make decisions, a point which is sometimes difficult to believe completely. In all, this book is well written and would be a good read for any person that is a communications or political science major, or any person that may be taking a media-related course.
Reviewed by: DARREN HAROLD
 

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