A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism

A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism

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This Citizena€™s Guide addresses the public policy issues of terrorism and counterterrorism in the United States after Bin Ladena€™s death. Written for the thinking citizen and student alike, this succinct and up-to-date book takes a qgrand strategyq approach toward terrorism and uses examples and issues drawn from present-day perpetrators and actors. Christopher Harmon, a veteran academic of military theory who has also instructed U.S. and foreign military officers, organizes his book into four sections. He first introduces the problem of Americaa€™s continued vulnerability to terrorist attack by reviewing the long line of recent attacks and attempts against the U.S., focusing specifically on New York City. Part II examines the varied ways in which the U.S. is already fighting terrorism, highlighting the labors of diverse experts, government offices, intelligence and military personnel, and foreign allies. The book outlines the various aspects of the U.S. strategy, including intelligence, diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic counterterrorism, and law and law-making. Next, Harmon sketches the prospects for further action, steering clear of simple partisanship and instead listing recommendations with pros and cons and also including factual stories of how individual citizens have made a difference in the national effort against terrorism. This concise book will contribute to our understanding of the problems surrounding terrorism and counterterrorisma€”and the approaches the United States may take to meet thema€”in the early 21st centuryComing to grips with those threats is the purpose of this volume in the Citizena#39;s Guide series. Like each of our books, it is written for a general audi- ence of citizens and students, addressing pressing problems with clear explanations. For this topic we turned to Christopher C. ... In order to see what must be done, we must understand terrora#39;s motivations and goals; we must comprehend the beliefs that inspire it and the world it wishes to create. This is the case SERIES FOREWORDanbsp;...

Title:A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Author: Christopher C. Harmon
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-12-17

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