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Deterring rational fanatics

Author: Alex S Wilner
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Cold War-era strategic thinking was driven by the belief that individuals, organizations, and foreign states could be deterred from offensive action by the threat of reprisal. That assurance was shaken with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001; suddenly, it seemed that no threat was powerful enough to deter individuals or organizations that valued political objectives over their own lives and the lives of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex S Wilner
ISBN: 9780812246681 0812246683
OCLC Number: 885026674
Description: 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Deterrence theory: exploring core concepts --
Deterring terrorism: contemporary debates --
Targeted killings: theory, practice, and consequence --
Targeting the Taliban: coercive lessons from Afghanistan --
Moving ahead with deterrence theory.
Responsibility: Alex S. Wilner.

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"Deterring Rational Fanatics provides an accurate and informed assessment of current thinking about deterrence theory and an effort to determine the impact of targeted killings."-James J. Wirtz, Read more...

 
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