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The changing landscape of terrorism / William (Bill) Patterson.

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"This is a transcript of a Public Lecture held by Australia’s Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism, The Honourable William (Bill) Paterson on 24 May 2012. The lecture, hosted by the Griffith University node of CEPS, was held in conjunction with the launch of Pakistan’s Stability Paradox: Domestic, Regional and International Dimensions (London: Routledge, 2011) edited by Dr Ashutosh Misra, CEPS Research Fellow, and Dr Michael E. Clarke, ARC Linkage Fellow."--Page [1].

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"The massive and spectacularly successful terrorist attack on the United States on 9/11 had an enormous global impact on the following decade. Most of all, it had a deeply traumatic and transformative effect on the United States. In much of the western world, strategic priorities were re-ordered and military doctrines rewritten. Security budgets were re-shaped and greatly enlarged. Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded. Intelligence, police and military forces were given new missions and capabilities. Counter-terrorist legislation was introduced or its reach significantly expanded. Costly protective security measures impinged on all our lives, from airports to malls, with checkpoints, barriers, bollards and CCTVs. UN resolutions were passed, new bodies established and new cooperative relationships within and between governments developed. Did the scale of the threat warrant such massive changes? The US has spent an estimated $3.4 trillion on Iraq and Afghanistan, and a further $1 trillion on homeland security. Was this expenditure commensurate with the level of risk? And what has been achieved? Today I want to address how effectively we have responded over the decade and how, in turn, this has changed the nature of the problem and, more particularly, how best to address it in the decade ahead."--Includes text from pages [1]-[2].

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Public lecture (ARC Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security) ; July 2012.

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