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Fighting Terrorism in the 21St Century

By: John F. Lewis

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: RECOGNIZING TACTICAL ADVANTAGES. Many law enforcement agencies establish career offender units to arrest and prosecute active violent offenders. Firearm statutes can help in such efforts. Offenders maximize their sensitivity to surveillance and police observation immediately before, during, and after criminal activities. Thus, subjects who perennially possess or carry firearms may prove vulnerable to arrest and prosecution for possessing a firearm rather than fo...

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Global Security Concerns : Anticipating the Twenty-First Century

By: Karl P. Magyar

Educational Reference Publication

Preface: One of the most important and intellectually fascinating areas of investigation for the student of political affairs concerns the attempt to understand why man makes war. This ancient field of inquiry may be addressed at such various levels as the philosophical and psychological or the institutional and structural contexts of human behavior. For example, did the recent wars in Somalia, Rwanda, and Haiti result from clashing ideologies, tribalism, poverty and cla...

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Making Twenty-First-Century Strategy : An Introduction to Modern N...

By: Dennis M. Drew

Educational Reference Publication

Introduction: This book is about national security strategy: what it is, what its objectives are, what problems it seeks to solve or at least manage, and what kinds of influences constrain and create opportunities for the development and implementation of strategies. The heart of the problem with which national security strategy deals is the series of threats--normally military, but increasingly semi- or nonmilitary in character--that the country must confront and somehow overcome or contain.

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Combating Terrorism Issues to Be Resolved to Improve Counterterror...

By: Department of National Security

The U.S. policy and strategy on combating terrorism have been evolving since the 1970s and are articulated in Presidential Directives and implementing guidance. These guidance documents divide activities to combat terrorism into three elements: preventing and deterring terrorism; responding to a terrorist crisis, and managing the consequences after a terrorist attack. One of the highest priorities in the federal government is to prevent and prepare for terrorist attacks ...

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Declassified Key Judgments of the National Intelligence Estimate T...

By: Department of National Security

United States-led counterterrorism efforts have seriously damaged the leadership of al-Qa?ida and disrupted its operations; however, we judge that al-Qa?ida will continue to pose the greatest threat to the Homeland and US interests abroad by a single terrorist organization. We also assess that the global jihadist movement?which includes al-Qa?ida, affiliated and independent terrorist groups, and emerging networks and cells?is spreading and adapting to counterterrorism efforts.

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