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A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.

Two Decades of Terror: Characteristics, Trends, and Prospects for the Future of American Terrorism
Two decades of terror: Characteristics, trends, and prospects for the future of American terrorism
Brent L.SmithKelly R.Damphousse

Although much has been written about international terrorists, our understanding and concern regarding domestic terrorist groups has been limited. Before 1995, the news media and related publications generally surmised that the threat of major terrorist activity in America was confined to international terrorist organizations. Americans had grown accustomed to reading about international terrorists and feared, to a certain degree, an increased risk of terrorist attacks by foreigners on U.S. soil. Evidence of this new threat seemed clear when the World Trade Center (WTC) was bombed in 1993. The bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal ...

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