Breaching the Fortress Wall: Understanding Terrorist Efforts to Overcome Defensive Technologies

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Rand Corporation, Mar 9, 2007 - Political Science - 182 pages
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Technology systems play a key role within a larger, integrated strategy to target groups' efforts and protect the public from the threat of terrorist violence. This study draws on relevant data from the history of a variety of terrorist conflicts to understand terrorists' counter-technology efforts. Fully exploring adversaries' counter-technology behaviors can help make the best choices to protect from the nation from the threat of terrorism.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
Chapter Two Palestinian Terrorist Groups
13
Chapter Three Jemaah Islamiyah and Affiliated Groups
39
Chapter Four Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
59
Chapter Five Provisional Irish Republican Army
83
Understanding Terrorists Countertechnology Efforts
115
Appendix Prominent Acts of LTTE Suicide Terrorism 19872002
135
Bibliography
139
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Brian Jackson (Ph.D., bio-inorganic chemistry, California Institute of Technology) is an associate physical scientist at RAND.

Peter Chalk is a policy analyst with the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California.

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