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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 ...

Media, Government, and Terrorism
Media, government, and terrorism

Within hours of the first U.S. air strikes against the Taliban and al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, Osama bin Laden appeared, AK-47 rifle in hand, in a prerecorded videotape broadcast around the world in which he declared war on the United States. Although this was not bin Laden's first ...

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