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Exploring terrorist targeting preferences

Author: Martin C Libicki; Peter Chalk; Melanie Sisson; United States. Department of Homeland Security.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2007.
Series: Rand Corporation monograph series.
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Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book examines various hypotheses of terrorist targeting: is it (1) to coerce, (2) to damage economies, (3) to rally the faithful, or (4) a decision left to affiliates? This book analyzes past attacks, post hoc justifications, and expert opinion to weigh each hypothesis.
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Libicki, Martin C.
Exploring terrorist targeting preferences.
Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2007
(DLC) 2006011784
(OCoLC)67345952
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin C Libicki; Peter Chalk; Melanie Sisson; United States. Department of Homeland Security.
ISBN: 9780833042484 0833042483
OCLC Number: 183659741
Notes: "Prepared for the Department of Homeland Security."
"MG-483-DHS"--P. [4] of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 107 p.) : ill.
Contents: The Coercion HypothesisThe Damage Hypothesis; The Rally Hypothesis; The Franchise Hypothesis; Conclusions; Chapter Five --
Ramifications for al Qaeda Attack Planning in the United States; Coercion; Damage; Rally; Franchise; Is the United States Off the Target List for the TimeBeing?; Conclusions; Bibliography;
Series Title: Rand Corporation monograph series.
Responsibility: Martin C. Libicki, Peter Chalk, Melanie Sisson.

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Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book examines various hypotheses of terrorist targeting: is it (1) to coerce, (2) to damage economies, (3) to rally the faithful, or (4) a decision left to affiliates? This book analyzes past attacks, post hoc justifications, and expert opinion to weigh each hypothesis.

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