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Countering terrorism and WMD : creating a global counter-terrorism network

Author: Peter Katona; Michael D Intriligator; John P Sullivan
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Cass series on political violence.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Shows us that in order to deal with Fourth Generation asymmetric warfare by terrorist groups using conventional arms and weapons of mass destruction, we need a 'global networked' approach. This book  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Katona; Michael D Intriligator; John P Sullivan
ISBN: 0415384982 0415384990 9780415384988 9780415384995
OCLC Number: 936696130
Description: xxv, 300 s.
Contents: Part 1. The Historical Perspective on Terrorism 1. From poisoned wells to a contaminated postal system: the societal impact of terrorism, bioterrorism, biowarfare and the great plagues through the millennia 2. Counter-terrorism networks of the past 3. A discussion of the variety of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological weapons and their possible future use 4. Strategic early warning for transnational organized crime and terrorism 5. Terrorist's Use of Weapons of Mass Destruction Part 2. Protecting Critical Infrastructure 6. What needs protecting, who needs protecting, and how much protecting is enough? 7. Threat and planning in the Information Age 8. Soft targets, suicide bombers and appropriate countermeasures. Where do we draw the line when everything can't be protected 24/7? Part 3. The Changing Dynamics of Post-modern Terrorism 9. What is the likely motivation of terrorists, highlighting the importance of humiliation, hopelessness, lack of respect, and revenge as opposed to poverty and ignorance? 10. Responding to Religious Terrorism on a Global Scale 11. Terrorism in Algeria: The Role of the Community in Combating Terrorism Part 4. Fusing Terrorism Preparedness and Response Into a Global Network 12. Future Directions in Combating Terrorism 13. The new terrorist treat environment; continuity and change in counter-terrorism intelligence 14. The role of the US military's global war on terrorism and how it fits in with past and current US foreign policy 15. Actionable Intelligence in Support of Homeland Security Operations 16. International law's response to terrorism 17. Terrorism mimicking the state: a very different, networked, decentralized, outsourcing form of terrorism in the twenty-first century of market-states 18. What is the current and possible future role of information technology in preventing and countering terrorism, including building a collaborative information sharing and visualization system or network? 19. Building an Anti-Terror Network: An international perspective on fusing law enforcement and intelligence 20. Fusing terrorism security and response
Series Title: Cass series on political violence.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Katona, Michael D. Intriligator and John P. Sullivan.
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