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Countering terrorism tops the list of America's devilish set of problems. Americans deal with terrorism and the threat of terrorism through enhanced investigative tools in hopes of interdicting terrorism before it strikes; as a law enforcement issue; as a matter for international cooperation and diplomacy; and as a species of war best fought by the military. These approaches are not mutually exclusive, nor are they exhaustive. Nor have they, or will they, be successful all of the time. But as a central focus of U.S. national security strategy, the stakes couldn't be higher.In ten comprehensive chapters, Combating Terrorism discusses tools and tactics for dealing with this ever-changing challenge, with a focus on how they operate in the real world. Additionally readers are encouraged to explore ...

International Cooperation
International cooperation

In December 1994, a small bomb exploded on a Philippines Airlines plane en route from Manila to Tokyo, killing one passenger and injuring ten others. Although the control cables to the wing flaps on one side of the plane were damaged by the bomb, the flight crew was able to land the plane safely an hour later. The ...

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