Table of contents for Unconquerable nation : knowing our enemy, strengthening ourselves / Brian Michael Jenkins.


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CHAPTER ONE
H ow   W e  Prevail ........        .......  ...  .....................1 I
America's Dark Moments. ...... . ..      . .    .. .  . .. ....3
Strategy  for an  Unconquerable Nation  .. ....  .. ......... . ........
Looking  B ack  .......... .  ........... ............. ... .. . .  ........5
The Growth of Terrorism Research . ......... ..................-7
How  Terrorism  Has Changed.  .........................8
"Basic Beliefs .....                                            . 14
Straight  T'alk  .. ..... . . ..... .  .........   ............ ...... .. ......  16
O rganization  of the  Book  ...   . .   .....  ....... . . . .. ....... ........  18
CHAPTER TWO
An Appreciation  of the Situation  ......... ............................. 21
Early Progress Against al Qaeda  ...... ............... 24
O verthrow  of the Taliban ........ . .  ..... ......................  24
Destruction of Training Camps .... . . .....   ... ......  .... 25
Subsequent Indicators of Progress?  ..... .......   .   ........ . . 27
Captives and  Casua klties . . ................ ....................... 27
T hw arted  A ttacks  .... ...   .  . ......... . . . .........  .   .......... . 28
D isrupted  Funding...... .  .  .... .  .  .... ... .... ......... ....... 29
International Cooperation  ...... . .  .   ........... .......... .....  ....   31
No Terrorist Attacks in  the United  States ... ............ ............  31
Organizational Deterioration of al Qaeda .... .  ..... . .....  33
Failures in  the Campaign  . ... ..  ..........         ..... .. 34
Al Q aeda's Resilience  .... .. . ......... . ...........  ......  35
Survival of al Qaeda's Ideology 6...................
The  Iraq  Factor  ........... ....  ....... .   .....  ... .... ....  38
No Imminent Collapse of the Insurgency ....... ..  .. ...       40
"Fighting Them There Instead of Fighting Them Here" .............  42
A Training Academy for Jihadists ........ ...........    ...... . 44
Mounting Discontent and Competing Views ....... .    ......... 45
The Dangers of Withdraswal .... .  .  . . .. .  . . . . ......... 48
Preparing  for the  Long  H aul. . ...............  .. .. ........... ...... .... 49
CHAPTER THREE
Knowing  O ur Enem y  . ....... . . ..   ............ ...............   ... . 53
The Desire to See Terrorists as Mentally Disturbed ..................... 55
American Discomfort with Questioning Beliefs, Impatience with
D ebating  M otives............  ................ ............ .........  57
The Jihadist M indset.....  ...            ....... ...................... 59
Listening  to  the  Ene y  . ................... .. .. .. .......   61
The Polemics of Osama bin Laden   ...... . .    .     ............ 62
The O rigins of the Ethos  ..  ... .............  ............. . . .. 63
A   Pow erful Polem ic  .......................... . .... . . . . ........ .  64
Invoking  the  D ivine  ...........   ..  ..... ............   . ...... ....  66
O ffers of a  T ruce ............  ...   ...  W. ... ..... . ... . .... .  68
References to Carnelian Idols and Falling Towers ........ ...... 71
How Criticisms of bin Laden Miss the Point . .....  ..  .  .......  72
The jihadist Ideology  .......... ... .... ...................  . .  ........  74
A Political Strategy or a Religious War? ........ .. .... . ..... 77
O perations Are  Im perative .... . ..................................  .. .  80
Attacks Demonstrate Prowess..... ............... .  .............  ..  8
Building an Army of Believers ........................ 84
Jihadist  Profiles  ...- ........ ....   .........  ........ . ..... ..... ...  92
A  Briefing  in  W aziristan  ................ .............  .. ...... ..  101
What Does bin Laden Really Fear? ........   . . .      ........ 105
Many Visions of the Future....                             ... 108
CHAPTER FOUR
A Sharper Sword: Strategic Principles for Defeating
Today's  Enem y  ...             ..........................
The Terminology: "Terrorism" or "Terror" . .........  ........ 113
Too Much Under One     r t... . ....             .     ......... 115
Strategic Principles .....                     ... . . .    117
Destroy the Jihadist Enterprise  ..  .. .. .  ........  .   ...... 117
Conserve Resources for a Long W ar ...... .. .. ........... ...... 119
Wage More-Effective Political Warfare ...... ... ........ ......  120
Break the Cycle of Jihadism .............. 123
Impede Recruitment . , . . .      .  ..  ..  .  ....      1125
Encourage Defections, Facilitate Exits  .......... .. .. ...  . .....  127
Get Detainces to Renounce Terrorism ..... ............ 129
Maintain  nternational Coopera ion . ..................  . 133
Reserve he Right to Retaliate--A Muscular Deterrent .. ........ 138
Iraq: The Search for a Strategic Principe ......... ....      141
CHAPTER FIVE
A Durable Shield: Strategies for Strengthening Ourselves ........... 145
An Age of Alarms ........                        . . . ..  .  145
Bracing for the Apocalypse. ....... .....  ......... 146
The Country on Edge........      ....................... 149
From Terrorist Capabilities to Our ulnerabilities ....... ........ 151
Threat Advocacy  ....  .. ....... . ...   .   ........... ..... 152
Facing  the  Fo  W ithin  ...  -  i...  ... i....  .....  . . . ......  153
Get Realistic About Risk....      ............... 153
E nlist  the  Public                       . ...  ......  . . .....  . ...... . .i  _ ...  .   .... . . .  , , 156
Become More Sophisticated About Security.  ................... 160
Favor Security Investments That Help Rebuild Anerica's
Infrastructure.... ..........     ............ ........ .. 163
Impro  e  Local  ntelligence  ....r.. ..... .. .... ..............  164
Build a Berrer Legal Framework for Preventive Intervention........... 168
Guarantee Oversight .1........6
Preserve American Values ......1
An Unconquerable"                                 .. ...... Nation  1
An Unconquerable Nation.. ....7
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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Terrorism United States, Terrorism United States Prevention