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Contents Preface and Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction: The Terrorist Threat Terrorism Trends over the Last Three Decades Part I: Terrorism Chapter 2: The Perennial Debate: What Is Terrorism? The Meaning of "Terrorism" over Time The Definitional Potpourri Is Terrorism Ever Justified? State Terror(ism) and State-Sponsored Terrorism The Meaning of Terrorism in This Volume Chapter 3: Terrorism in the Global Context The Roots of Modern Terrorism The Post-World War II Wave 1968: The Advent of Modern-day Terrorism IRA and ETA: Groups That Do Not Fit the Mold The Decline of Left-Wing Terrorism The Rise of Catastrophic Terrorism Chapter 4: Terrorism in the American Context Right-Wing Terrorism Left-Wing Terrorism Single-Issue of Special Interest Terrorism After Left-Wing and Right-Wing Waves: What Next? Chapter 5: The Making of Terrorists: Causes, Conditions, Influences Terrorism as a Result of Rational Choice Terrorism as a Result of Personal Traits Terrorism as a Result of Social Interaction Gender Differences in Terrorism: A Myth Rather than Reality The Lack of the Universal Terrorist Profile The Stages Leading to Terrorism The Roots of Terrorism: No Simple Answers Chapter 6: From State Sponsors to Involuntary Hosts Iran: The Premier Model of State-Sponsored Terrorism Other State Sponsors of Terrorism The Case of Saudi Arabia When Governments Reconsider Their Support for Terrorism Failed and Failing States, and "Brown Areas" Involuntary Host Countries Chapter 7: Common Thread: Goals, Targets, Tactics Do Terrorists Achieve Their Goals? The Selection of Targets Terrorist Methods: From Primitive Bombs of WMD Most Likely CBRN Weapons in the Hands of Terrorists Chapter 8: Organizational Structures and the Financing of Terror When Terrorist Organizations Lose Their Leaders The Decline of Abandonment of Terrorism Financing Terrorism Part II: Anti- and Counterterrorism Chapter 9: Balancing Security, Liberty, and Human Rights The Legal Status of Enemy Combatants Torture: The Public Debate Torture: Decision-Makers Chapter 10: Military and Nonmilitary Responses Military Responses Nonmilitary Responses Chapter 11: Prevention and Preparedness It's the Intelligence, Stupid International Cooperation Reorganization of Homeland Security in the United States Reorganization of the Intelligence Community Part III: The Media and the Public Chapter 12: Terrorist Propaganda and the Media Publicity: The Universal Terrorist Goal An Alternative View: Contemporary Terrorists Do Not Need Publicity Terrorism and the Triangle of Communication Media-Related Goals Bedfellows in a Marriage of Convenience Terrorism and the Global Media Defending the Media Chapter 13: Terror and Hate in Cyberspace Terrorists and the Newest Communications Technologies Propaganda and Hero Worship The Internet as a Tool to Plan Terrorist Operations Devastating Cyberterrorism The Web and the Retrieval of Valuable Information Chapter 14: Anti- and Counterterrorism in the News A Model for Public Deliberation The Media and Military Responses to Terrorism Chapter 15: Terrorism and the Public Public Assessments in Terrorist Threats and the Fear Factor Opinion Change as a Result of Terrorism Public Attitudes on International Terrorists and Sponsor States Public Approval of Presidents in the Face of Terrorist Crises When Presidents "Go Public" Anti- and Counterterrorist Policies Assessing Homeland Security and Preparedness The Public Trusts Republicans More to Fight Terrorism Effectively Security versus Civil Liberties Terrorism and the Rational Public The Moral Force of the Victims of Terrorism Chapter 16: Conclusion: Living with Terrorist Threats The 9/11 Commission and Reform Proposal Appendix: Major Terrorist Incidents since the Early 1970s I. Incidents That Deliberately Targeted Americans and/or American Interests II. Incidents That Involved U.S. Victims III. Incidents That Did Not Involve Americans Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Terrorism -- Prevention.