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Smith, M. Elizabeth

Works: 6 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 124 library holdings
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by M. Elizabeth Smith
Basic information on the use of the Privacy Act of 1974 and the Freedom of Information Act by M. Elizabeth Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Right to counsel in criminal proceedings : federal and state courts by M. Elizabeth Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greenpoint : a neighborhood study by M. Elizabeth Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1940 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second annual report on the status of women at the OECA: submitted to: The OECA Executive Committee by Ontario Educational Communications Authority( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part-time teachers of adults : an investigation of the participation of elementary and secondary school teachers in the part-time teaching of adults by James A Draper( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Know your enemy, know yourself : understanding the enemy in the War on Terror by M. Elizabeth Smith( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"As the United States brings its decade-long war against terrorism to an end, it is important that the lessons from this period are not relegated to a footnote of American history. Historically, the United States has tended to miscalculate and misunderstand its enemies particularly during the early phases of the struggle. This thesis focuses specifically on the policies and responses of the George W. Bush Administration and its "War on Terror" as a case study to explore this phenomenon holistically. First, it develops a conceptual framework that defines understanding; identifies public discourse, public opinion, and government policy as locales for the creation and observation of understanding; and then employs the theoretical concepts of groupthink, social identity, and cognitive closure theory to explain understanding shortfalls. Second, this thesis provides a detailed historical review of Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the Clinton Administration's counterterrorism policies. Third, it applies the conceptual framework to the case study to evaluate how well America understood al-Qaeda and if there were any impediments to its understanding. This thesis also touches on the question of the utility and possibility of greater understanding. In the final analysis, the findings support the conclusion that American understanding of al-Qaeda during the Bush Administration was ultimately thwarted for a variety of reasons. In spite of this fact, America has been largely successful in dismantling or crippling al-Qaeda. The thesis concludes with a review of the implications of misunderstanding at the strategic level and offers policy and decision-makers recommendations to avoid cognitive traps in the future."--Abstract
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Audience level: 0.66 (from 0.28 for Know your ... to 0.77 for Greenpoint ...)

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