1-26-11 - 1/26/11 Reading: Ganor, chapter 6 Organizational...

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1/26/11 Reading: Ganor, chapter 6 Organizational Structure of Terrorist Groups Hierarchical model is most common tradtional model Current trends embrace a leaderless resistance model -louis beam -phantom or sleeper cells -timmothy mcveigh Netwar terrorism: cell based network, technology based Gives a feeling of fear to people because you never know where its coming from Network Terrorism Primary first tier/organization (nucleus) -provides management, goals, policy, inspiration, directives, and training Secondary tier (radial) -affiliated with parent organization Third tier (radial) -not affiliated with parent org Lone wolf -individual not affiliated with any organization Organization of AlQaeda The al Qaeda model -there is no central command or headquarters -there is a well-defined hierarchy and organization Head: Osama bin Laden Second in command: Ayman al-Zawahiri -allegedly injured in missile strikes
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This note was uploaded on 07/02/2011 for the course POLI 391T taught by Professor Beaudoin during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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1-26-11 - 1/26/11 Reading: Ganor, chapter 6 Organizational...

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