Leadership decapitation: strategic targeting of terrorist organizations

Klappentext: One of the central pillars of US counterterrorism policy is that capturing or killing a terrorist group's leader is effective. Yet this pillar rests more on a foundation of faith than facts. In Leadership Decapitation, Jenna Jordan examines over a thousand instances of leadership t...

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Main Author: Jordan, Jenna (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Stanford, California Stanford University Press [2019]
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Summary:Klappentext: One of the central pillars of US counterterrorism policy is that capturing or killing a terrorist group's leader is effective. Yet this pillar rests more on a foundation of faith than facts. In Leadership Decapitation, Jenna Jordan examines over a thousand instances of leadership targeting - involving groups such as Hamas, al Qaeda, Shining Path, and ISIS - to identify the successes, failures, and unintended consequences of this strategy. As Jordan demonstrates, group infrastructure, ideology, and popular support all play a role in determining how and why leadership decapitation succeeds or fails. Taking heed of these conditions is essential to an effective counterterrorism policy going forward.
Item Description:Literaturverzeichnis Seite 231-247, Register
Physical Description:ix, 259 Seiten Diagramme
ISBN:9781503608245