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Title Countering the new terrorism / Ian O. Lesser [and others] ; forword by Brian Michael Jenkins.
Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1999.

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Subject United States. Air Force -- Security measures.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Information warfare -- United States -- Prevention.
National security -- United States.
United States -- Military policy.
Air power -- United States.
Alt Name Lesser, Ian O., 1957-
United States. Air Force.
Rand Corporation.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 153 pages) : illustrations
Note "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"Project Air Force."
"MR-989-AF"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The contours of terrorism are changing, and the new terrorism has more diverse sources, motivations, and tactics than the old. It is more lethal, global in reach, and characterized by network forms of organization. Terrorist sponsorship is becoming hazier and "privatized." The August 1998 terrorist bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania fit in many ways the new mold. The chapters in this book trace the evolution of international terrorism against civilian and U.S. military targets, look ahead to where terrorism is going, and assess how it might be contained. Terrorism and counterterrorism are placed in strategic perspective, including how terrorism might be applied as an asymmetric strategy by less-capable adversaries. The report builds on a existing body of RAND research on terrorism and political violence, and makes extensive use of the RAND-St. Andrews Chronology of International Terrorism.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Foreword: Brian Michael Jenkins; Preface; Contents; Figures and Table; Acknowledgments; Chapter One -- Introduction: Ian O. Lesser; Changing Terrorism in a Changing World; Study Approach and Structure; Chapter Two -- Terrorism Trends and Prospects: Bruce Hoffman; Introduction; Trends In Terrorism; Terrorism's Changing Characteristics; Terrorism's Increasing Lethality; Terrorist Tactical Adaptations Across the Technological Spectrum and Their Implications; Force Protection: The Example of IRA Targeting of British Forces in Northern Ireland
Implications for Antiterrorism and Force ProtectionConclusion; Chapter Three -- Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism: John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, and Michele Zanini; A New Terrorism (with Old Roots); Recent Views About Terrorism; The Advent of Netwar-Analytical Background; Definition of Netwar; More About Organizational Design; Caveats About the Role of Technology; Swarming, and the Blurring of Offense and Defense; Networks Versus Hierarchies: Challenges for Counternetwar; Middle Eastern Terrorism and Netwar; Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups: Structure and Actions
Middle Eastern Terrorist Groups and the Use of Information TechnologySummary Comment; Terrorist Doctrines-The Rise of a "War Paradigm"; The Coercive-Diplomacy Paradigm; The War Paradigm; The New-World Paradigm; The Paradigms and Netwar; Information-Age Terrorism and the U.S. Air Force; Toward a New USAF Strategy for Coping with Information-Age Terrorism; Mitigation Measures; Proactive Counterterrorism and the USAF; Targeting Terrorists in the Information Age; Policy Implications and Conclusions for the USAF; Chapter Four -- Countering the New Terrorism: Ian O. Lesser; Introduction
Understanding and Countering the "New" TerrorismTerrorism in Strategic Context; The Terrorist Threat to U.S. Interests: Four Dimensions; Direct Threats; Indirect Attacks Affecting U.S. Interests; Systemic Consequences; Terrorism in the War Paradigm; Changing Definitions of Security; Terrorism and the Conflict Spectrum; Future Terrorism Geopolitics; Implications for the Future; The Lessons and Relevance of Counterterrorism Experience; U.S. Experience: A Mixed Legacy; The United Kingdom Experience; The French Experience; The Israeli Experience
Allied Perspectives on Terrorist Challenges Facing the United StatesLessons of the Allied Experience; Conceptualizing National Counterterrorism Strategy; Core Strategy; Environment Shaping; Hedging Strategy; Conclusions; Overall Observations; Implications for Military Strategy and the U.S. Air Force; Index
Note English.
ISBN 0585239576 (electronic bk.)
9780585239576 (electronic bk.)
9780833032560 (electronic bk.)
0833032569 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 44963902
Additional Format Print version: Countering the new terrorism. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 1999 0833026674 (DLC) 98051685 (OCoLC)40481028
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Brian Michael Jenkins 
 Figures and Table 
Ch. 1Introduction / Ian O. Lesser 
Ch. 2Terrorism Trends and Prospects / Bruce Hoffman 
Ch. 3Networks, Netwar, and Information-Age Terrorism / John Arquilla, David Ronfeldt, Michele Zanini 
Ch. 4Countering the New Terrorism: Implications for Strategy / Ian O. Lesser 

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