Combating terrorism: strategies and approaches

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CQ Press, Oct 7, 2007 - Political Science - 356 pages
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Countering terrorism tops the list of America's devilish set of problems. Americans deal with terrorism and the threat of terrorism through enhanced investigative tools in hopes of interdicting terrorism before it strikes; as a law enforcement issue; as a matter for international cooperation and diplomacy; and as a species of war best fought by the military. These approaches are not mutually exclusive, nor are they exhaustive. Nor have they, or will they, be successful all of the time. But as a central focus of U.S. national security strategy, the stakes couldn't be higher. In ten comprehensive chapters, Combating Terrorism discusses tools and tactics for dealing with this ever-changing challenge, with a focus on how they operate in the real world. Additionally readers are encouraged to explore why terrorists might strike and what might be done to ameliorate root causes. The authors also discuss the dynamics of homeland security planning and recovery, with an examination of the crucial role of the media and our government's public affairs function in crisis situations. Each chapter features a series of case studies designed to give students a quick study of actual terrorist actions and the counter strategies at work, offering further insight into the complexities of combating terrorism.

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Contents

AN INTRODUCTION
1
Identifying and Assessing the Modern
31
The Causes of and Responses
63
Case Study 3 1 Repression of an Indigenous Terrorist
72
Interdiction
98
Gathering Intelligence to Prevent Terrorism
118
Law Enforcement and Its Methods
136
Planning for Homeland Security
165
Enforcing Quarantine
228
International Cooperation
232
Case Study 8 1 Sanctioning Libya
241
Law Enforcement and Intelligence
258
Media Government and Terrorism
268
Military Responses to Terrorism
295
Notes
329
Copyright

Incident Response
199

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About the author (2007)

Banks is Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor at Syracuse University.