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The Return of the Repressed in the Policy Process

Christopher Bail

in Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159423
eISBN:
9781400852628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159423.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter explains how anti-Muslim organizations leveraged their newfound media influence to cast mainstream Muslim organizations as terrorist sympathizers before U.S. policy makers. Though ... More


Introduction

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Leadership decapitation, which refers to the arrest or killing of a group’s leadership, has become a key tool in current counterterrorism strategies This chapter presents an overview of the debate ... More


Conclusion and Recommendations

Jacob N. Shapiro

in The Terrorist's Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157214
eISBN:
9781400848645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157214.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter reviews the evidence, comments on U.S. government counterterrorism policies in light of the agency theory perspective on terrorist organizations, and offers a series of policy ... More


Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Jenna Jordan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Does leadership targeting work? This question lies at the heart of studies on the efficacy of counterterrorism policy. This book examines whether killing or arresting terrorists is an effective means ... More


Hamas: Bureaucracy, Social Services, and Local Support

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 5 examines Israeli attempts to capture or kill Hamas leaders from 1988 to 2014. It first looks at changes in the frequency and lethality of both conventional and suicide attacks in order to ... More


Conclusion

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

The book concludes with a discussion of the overall findings and theoretical arguments regarding the efficacy of leadership targeting. It then examines 198 instances of targeting efforts against ISIS ... More


Al-Qaeda: Religious Ideology and Organizational Resilience

Jenna Jordan

in Leadership Decapitation: Strategic Targeting of Terrorist Organizations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781503608245
eISBN:
9781503610675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503608245.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter 7 looks at the impact that decapitation attacks have had upon the operational capacity and organizational strength of al-Qaeda Central and al-Qaeda as a whole.


From “Enhanced Interrogation” to Drones: U.S. Counterterrorism and the Legacy of Torture

Jared Del Rosso

in Talking About Torture: How Political Discourse Shapes the Debate

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170925
eISBN:
9780231539494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170925.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This concluding chapter reflects on the contested legacy of U.S. torture practices. The lack of consensus about the legality and effectiveness of “enhanced interrogation” explains the partisanship ... More


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