History of Terrorism 9-7-11

History of Terrorism 9-7-11 - An American Understanding of...

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An American Understanding of Insurgency - Re-evaluation of American strategy: o Viet Nam experience averse to enter a war without clear objectives o Insurgencies represent a new mix of operation and tactics that become possible with the advance of technology and globalization o It is impossible to fight insurgencies with military tactics Insurgences control information Insurgences operates with global communication Insurgences incorporate technological weapons Insurgences require few personnel - Count insurgency forces need to be massive because o They must enforce laws o They also must form a partnership with a host of other agencies o They must develop networks of organizations - Security forces must follow the model of community policing - Insurgencies developed at the end of the cold war as various tribal, national, ethnic and religious groups - Insurgences depend upon social and network groups - After WW2 terrorist groups tended to follow the IRA model of small units or cells o Cells are the basic units of traditional terrorist organizations o Each cell has its own mission and operates without knowledge of other cells in the area - Burton o Two basic structure of terrorist subunits
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