On this newly revised edition of Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Colonel Russell Howard and Captain Reid Sawyer have collected original and reprinted articles and essays by political scientists, government officials, and members of the nation’s armed forces. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in the nation’s war on terrorism. Others have had significant responsibility for planning government policy and responses. The contributors include a majority of the significant names in the field including General Barry McCaffrey, Martha Crenshaw, Bruce Hoffman, Barry Posen, Jessica Stern, Ashton Carter. Part Some of the book analyzes the philosophical, political, and non secular roots of terrorist activities world wide and discusses the national, regional, and global effects of historical and latest acts of terrorism. Along with material at the threats from suicide bombers, in addition to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons, there are also essential contributions analyzing new and growing threats: narco-terrorism, cyber-terrorism, genomic terrorism, and agro-terrorism. Part Two deals with past, present, and future national and international responses to–and defenses against–terrorism. Essays and articles On this section analyze and debate the practical, political, ethical, and moral questions raised by military and non-military responses (and pre-emptive actions) out of doors of the context of declared war. Five detailed Appendices: Chronology of Terrorism Incidents, Groups Designated as Foreign Terrorist Organizations, Terrorist Group Profiles, and Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations, Revised & Updated 2004 (Trade Edition)