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The long shadow of 9/11 [electronic resource] : America's response to terrorism / Brian Michael Jenkins, John Paul Godges, editors.


Public Safety Canada Library



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  • Santa Monica, CA :  RAND, c2011.


Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (xi, 209 p.)


This collaborative text assesses the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and moral implications of US policymaking since 9/11; and suggests options for effectively dealing with the terrorist threat.


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Introduction. The shadow of 9/11 across America /Brian Michael Jenkins and John Paul Godges -- Part 1. Humbled by Hubris -- 1. The costs of overreaction / James Dobbins -- 2. A long-overdue adaptation to the Afghan environment / Arturo Muñoz -- 3. Lessons from the tribal areas / Seth G. Jones -- 4. The Iraq War: strategic overreach by America—and also al Qaeda / Frederic Wehrey --
Part 2. Hopeful Amid Extreme Ideologies and Intense Fears -- 5. Where are we in the "war of ideas"? / Angel Rabasa -- 6. Al Qaeda's propaganda: a shifting battlefield -- 7. Have we succumbed to nuclear terror? / Brian Michael Jenkins --
Part 3. Torn Between Physical Battles and Moral Conflicts -- 8. Winning every battle but losing the war against terrorists and insurgents / Christopher Paul -- 9. The strategic dilemma of terrorist havens calls for their isolation, not elimination / Kim Cragin -- 10. Our own behavior can be our weakest link—or our strongest weapon / Todd C. Helmus --
Part 4. Driven by Unreasonable Demands -- 11. Don't let short-term urgency undermine a long-term security strategy / Brian A. Jackson -- 12. Flight of fancy? Air passenger security since 9/11 / K. Jack Riley -- 13. The intelligence of counterterrorism / Gregory F. Treverton --
Part 5. Inspired to Build a Stronger America -- 14. The public health system in the wake of 9/11: progress made and challenges remaining / Jeanne S. Ringel and Jeffrey Wasserman -- 15. The link between national security and compensation for terrorism losses / Lloyd Dixon, Fred Kipperman, and Robert T. Reville -- 16. The land of the fearful, or the home of the brave?

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