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In: The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing

Chapter 25: Countering Transnational Terrorism: Global Policing, Global Threats and Human Rights

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Countering Transnational Terrorism: Global Policing, Global Threats and Human Rights
Countering Transnational Terrorism: Global Policing, Global Threats and Human Rights
David Cole

Al Qaeda launched its terrorist strike against the United States on September 11, 2001, from its bases halfway across the world in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The planning involved a cell in Germany, and required nineteen foreign nationals to enter the United States, board planes headed overseas, and turn them into missiles aimed at US targets. Al Qaeda's funding and support came from many points all over the world, and in particular from the Middle East. In previous years, Al Qaeda had launched successful attacks against the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and against the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. More recently, the United States ...

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