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Author Libicki, Martin C.

Title Exploring terrorist targeting preferences / Martin C. Libicki, Peter Chalk, Melanie Sisson.

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2007.

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Physical description 1 online resource (xxii, 107 pages) : illustrations.
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "Prepared for the Department of Homeland Security."
"MG-483-DHS"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 95-107).
Contents Ch. 1. Introduction -- ch. 2. What drives al Qaeda's choice of targets? -- ch. 3. Hypothesis testing: quantitative and qualitative measures -- ch. 4. Hypothesis testing: Al Qaeda statements and expert observations -- ch. 5. Ramifications for al Qaeda attack planning the United States.
Summary Governments spend billions to protect against terrorism. Might it help to understand what al Qaeda would achieve with each specific attack? This book examines various hypotheses of terrorist targeting: is it (1) to coerce, (2) to damage economies, (3) to rally the faithful, or (4) a decision left to affiliates? This book analyzes past attacks, post hoc justifications, and expert opinion to weigh each hypothesis.
Other author Chalk, Peter.
Sisson, Melanie.
United States. Department of Homeland Security.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833042484 (electronic bk.)
0833042483 (electronic bk.)
1281180912
9781281180919
083303913X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833039132 (pbk. ; alk. paper)