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Author Cragin, Kim.

Title The dynamic terrorist threat : an assessment of group motivations and capabilities in a changing world / Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2004.


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 106 pages) : illustrations.
data file rda
Series Online Rand research documents
Online Rand research documents.
Note "MR-1782."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-106).
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction -- Assessing terrorist threats -- Terrorist groups' capabilities -- Terrorist groups as dynamic entities -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Trends in terrorist attacks.
Summary As the war on terrorism wages on, our nation's policymakers will continue to face the challenge of assessing threats that various terrorist groups pose to the U.S. homeland and our interests abroad. In addition, the struggle against terrorism likely will be in constant competition with other U.S. international policy issues that come to the fore. As part of the RAND Corporation's yearlong "Thinking Strategically About Combating Terrorism" project, the authors of this report develop a way to assess, analyze, and prioritize the danger posed by various terrorist organizations around the world. The authors also look at how different terrorist groups adapt and change over time, emphasizing that understanding these changes may help policymakers identify terrorists' greatest vulnerabilities. Of course, the very nature of terrorism creates a difficulty in predicting new and emerging threats; however, by establishing these types of parameters, the report creates a fresh foundation of threat analysis on which future counterterrorism strategy may build.
Subject Terrorism.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Threats -- United States -- Prevention.
Behavioral assessment -- United States.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Freedom & Security -- Terrorism.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Added Author Daly, Sara A.
Rand Corporation.
Other Form: Print version: Cragin, Kim. Dynamic terrorist threat. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2004 0833034944 (DLC) 2003021106 (OCoLC)53099026
ISBN 0833036211 (electronic bk.)
9780833036216 (electronic bk.)
9780833034946 (electronic bk.)
0833034944 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MR-1782-AF
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