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Brachman, Jarret

Works: 17 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 723 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: BP182, 320.557
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jarret Brachman
Global jihadism theory and practice by Jarret Brachman( )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Global Jihadism: Theory and Practice exposes the core doctrine and strategy of today?s global Jihadist movement
Militant ideology atlas : research compendium ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... An in-depth study of the Jihadi Movement's top thinkers and their most popular writings. This is the first systematic mapping of the ideology inspiring al-Qaeda. The CTC's researchers spent one year mining the most popular books and articles in al-Qaeda's online library, profiling hundreds of figures in the Jihadi Movement, and cataloging over 11,000 citations. The empirically supported findings of the project are surprising: The most influential Jihadi intellectuals are clerics from Jordan and Saudi Arabia, two of the US's closest allies in the Middle East. Among them, the Jordanian cleric Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi has had the most impact on other Jihadi thinkers and has been the most consequential in shaping the worldview of the Jihadi Movement. In contrast, the study finds that Usama Bin Ladin and Ayman al-Zawahiri have had little influence on other Jihadi theorists and strategists. The Research Compendium contains summaries of all the texts used in the study as well as biographies of the texts' authors and the figures they cite most."--CTC web site
Militant ideology atlas : executive report ( )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report, and its accompanying compendium, is the first systematic mapping of the ideology driving the actions of the terrorists responsible for the 9/11 attacks and other violent actions around the world. Using a robust research methodology and critical analyses of the Jihadis' most widely read texts, the Atlas gives us a highly nuanced map of the major thinkers in the Jihadi movement and their most salient areas of consensus and disagreement. In short, this report identifies who the most influential people are among the Jihadi thinking class, what they are thinking, and where the movement is most vulnerable ideologically" -- Foreword
Stealing Al-Qa'ida's playbook by Jarret Brachman( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The key to defeating the jihadi movement is identifying its strengths and weaknesses so that the former may be countered or co-opted and the latter exploited. In this article we argue that the people who know these strengths and weaknesses best are the jihadis themselves; one just needs to know where (and how) to look for their insights. Jihadi leaders are surprisingly frank when discussing the vulnerabilities of their movement and their strategies for toppling local regimes and undermining the United States. Their candor is, in large part, a consequence of struggles for leadership within the movement; thus, a leader of one group will publish his strategic vision in order to gain more recruits and achieve a reputation as a serious scholar worthy of respect. It is also a consequence of the United States success in destroying jihadi training camps and denying safe havens jihadi leaders have had to put their writings online so as to provide continuing guidance to a very decentralized following. In a sense, members of the jihadi movement have put their team's playbooks online. By mining these texts for their tactical and strategic insights, the United States will be able to craft effective tactics, techniques, and procedures to defeat followers of the movement. In what follows, we will demonstrate the efficacy of this approach by highlighting the insights we have gleaned from the works of four prominent jihadi ideologues
Small community transportation security : security assessment and practices pilot project by Jarret Brachman( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report is a pilot study of transportation security initiatives and activities that are underway in Stutsman County, North Dakota. The goal of this pilot study is to better understand the kinds of challenges that face security professionals in small communities and the kinds of innovative solutions that can be found. Drawing on the experiences from Stutsman County, which is wrestling with security related to multimodal transportation systems, this report will identify and share some best practices. The goal of this report is that other small communities will be able to enhance both their security preparedness and transportation system resilience by applying the most relevant lessons in their own localities
Terrorism and the American experience : constructing, contesting and countering terrorism since 1793 by Jarret Brachman( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since its adoption into the American public lexicon, political actors have used the term "terrorism" to characterize any number of events in the United States and abroad. Despite the fact that "terrorism" has appeared throughout American public discourse for over two centuries, no consensus has emerged regarding its definition, its past manifestations, or its contemporary expressions. With no consensus, discursive ground has been historically ripe for social actors to contest its meaning and application. This investigation tracks that contestation since the founding the United States using a hermeneutical model of interpretation. Historical records reflect that social actors have actually drawn on the single "terrorism" term to refer to a wide spectrum of issues. As the investigation makes clear, the ways societies wrestle with what "terrorism" is impacts the ways that societies and governments bring resources to bear on those issues. With no consensus or objective metric, terrorism becomes little more than what a public accepts it to be---creating vast opportunity structures for agents to steer and guide meaning, and therefore, policy. In order to fully appreciate the past, present and future policy implications of "terrorism," scholars must first understand the dynamic and contested historical reconstructions of the concept
Paradigmatic Jihadi Movements by David Cook( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In January 2005, veteran jihadi thinker, propagandist, and historian Abu Musa`b al-Suri released his 1,600 page study of the jihadi movement, Da`wat al-muqawama al-Islamiyya al-`alamiyya (The Call for Global Islamic Resistance). Suri hoped this book would stimulate the creation of a comprehensive jihadi curriculum for future generations of jihadi fighters, thinkers, and activists who could learn from the mistakes and successes of jihads past. In The Call, Suri identifies twenty-five "paradigmatic jihadi movements," or particularly edifying historical cases, where jihadis have both succeeded and failed to rally supporters, defeat their opposition, or establish territorial control. However, many of these jihadi movements are very obscure, and, consequently rarely studied within the Western counterterrorism community. In order to better appreciate the jihadi movement's strategic objectives and mindset, the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point invited David Cook, an expert on Islamic history and jihad, to provide deeper background on four of Suri's identified paradigmatic jihads."--P. 3
The power of truth : questions for Ayman al-Zawahiri by Jarret Brachman( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exploring the Role of Virtual Camps by Jarret Brachman( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Commercial motor vehicle enforcement identifying appropriate levels by Jarret Brachman( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Commercial motor vehicle (CMV) enforcement efforts seek to make travel on public highways safer. This study of approaches to CMV enforcement taken by four states shows a consistent increase in the willingness and ability to use a wide array of mechanisms to minimize the number and seriousness of truck crashes on public roads. It concludes that North Dakota's enforcement efforts compare favorably with the efforts of peer states of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana
Harmony and Disharmony: Exploiting al-Qa'ida's Organizational Vulnerabilities ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This study, conducted by the faculty and research fellows of the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) at West Point, serves multiple purposes, the most important of which is contributing to the depth of knowledge about the al-Qa'ida movement. Evidence supporting the conclusions and recommendations provided in this report is drawn from a collection of newly-released al-Qa'ida documents captured during recent operations in support of the Global War on Terror and maintained in the Department of Defense's Harmony database. In the text of these documents, readers will see how explicit al-Qa'ida has been in its internal discussions covering a range of organizational issues, particularly regarding the internal structure and functioning of the movement as well as with tensions that emerged within the leadership. In the first part of the report, we provide a theoretical framework, drawing on scholarly approaches including organization and agency theory, to predict where we should expect terrorist groups to face their greatest challenges in conducting operations. The framework is informed as much as possible by the captured documents, and provides a foundation upon which scholars can build as more of these documents are declassified and released to the public. Our analysis stresses that, by their nature, terrorist organizations such as al-Qa'ida face difficulties in almost any operational environment, particularly in terms of maintaining situational awareness, controlling the use of violence to achieve specified political ends, and of course, preventing local authorities from degrading the group's capabilities. But they also face problems common to other types of organizations, including private firms, political parties, and traditional insurgencies
Exploring 9/11 the world before and after ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Conversation with West Point Combating Terrorism Center Former Director of Research Jarret Brachman and Director of External Education Bill Braniff
CTC Sentinel. Volume 1, Issue 6, May 2008. Abu Yahya al-Libi's Human Shields in Modern Jihad ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In the course of defending al-Qa'ida against charges of unjustly killing innocent Muslims during his April 2, 2008 "open interview," Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri reintroduced Hukm al-Tatarrus (the law on using human shields) into the debate. A relatively unfamiliar term to non-Muslims and Muslims alike, al-Tatarrus refers to God's sanctioning of Muslim armies that are forced to kill other Muslims who are being used as human shields by an enemy during a time of war. Al-Tatarrus is a religiously legitimate, albeit obscure, Islamic concept that al-Qa'ida ideologues have been increasingly using in order to exculpate themselves from charges of apostasy. The method in which al-Qa'ida is promoting al-Tatarrus, however, seeks to facilitate the sacrifice of Muslim lives in contravention of 14 centuries of religious teachings. For instance, both al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula and the al-Qa'ida Organization in Yemen hid behind the protections offered by al-Tatarrus in their justification of terrorist attacks that resulted in significant Muslim casualties, al-Qa-ida's use of al-Tatarrus was also at the heart of Sayyid Imam Sharif's recent attacks against al-Zawahiri and al-Qa'ida
The Power of Truth: Questions for Ayman al-Zawahiri (Part 1) ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On 16 December 2007, Ayman al-Zawahiri invited journalists and Jihadist enthusiasts to ask him questions via the primary Jihadist web forums. Zawahiri promised to personally answer some of those questions in a subsequent statement. On 2 April 2008, As-Sahab Media released the first part of Zawahiri's response in the form of a 1 hour, 43-minute audio statement, which was accompanied by Arabic and English transcripts. Zawahiri answered some questions directly, like whether al-Qa'ida's willingness to kill innocent Muslims in the course of their operations is apostasy. He sidestepped other questions, including more politicized ones about al-Qa'ida's increasing difficulties in Iraq and, in particular, al-Qa'ida's official position toward Iran. The following analysis of Zawahiri's Part I response is broken into three sections. The first evaluates the most important themes that Zawahiri addressed on 2 April, namely HAMAS, the killing of innocents, Yusuf al-Qaradawi and the Muslim Brotherhood, the Lebanese Jihadist group Fatah al-Islam, and Zawahiri's dispute with Sayyid Imam Sharif, the former Emir of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. The second section explores the issues that Zawahiri mentioned but failed to actually answer, namely al-Qa'ida's relationship with other insurgents in Iraq and al-Qa'ida's position toward Iran. Because Part II of his responses is forthcoming, one can only assume that Zawahiri is saving more complete answers on those questions. In the third section, the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC) offers its analysis of 1,888 questions that were posed to Zawahiri on the password-protected Al-Ekhlass and Al-Hesbah web sites. The CTC acquired these questions as part of its ongoing effort to identify and release relevant information for scholars, researchers, and the global public that is contained in U.S. government databases. Additionally, we have made these questions available, in their entirety, on the CTC web site
An assessment of 516 Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) unclassified summaries ( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Stealing Al Qaeda's Playbook by Jarret Brachman( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
High-Tech Terror: Al-Qaeda's Use of New Technology ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Al-Qaeda has transformed itself into an organic social movement, using the Internet to make its virulent ideology accessible to anyone with a computer. For the United States to defeat al-Qaeda and the broader jihadi movement, it must first gain a better appreciation of the ways in which the movement is successfully fueling itself by harnessing new technologies
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