Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents Volume 104: Current Trends

Hardcover | November 11, 2009

byKristen E. Boon, Aziz Huq, Douglas C. Lovelace

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Volume 104: Current Trends brings readers up to date on the major trends in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. In this volume, General Editors Doug Lovelace (add all three editors names here and throughout the NBA) categorizes his selected documents into three realms: strategic trends, economictrends, and intelligence trends. In the strategic realm, Lovelace provides helpful commentary on such underreported national security threats as the threat of conventional arms posed by developing countries. The main economic trend that this volume explores is the immense economic burden createdby the US military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. The last section of this volume presents the latest information on how technology is improving the intelligence capabilities of the U.S. military.In particular, Volume 104 (Current Trends) details how the U.S. military has adjusted its counter-terror strategy in light of the Global War on Terrorism's open-ended, seemingly endless nature. Lovelace's commentary and document selection also reveal the problem the U.S. federal government faces inits commitment to insure victims of terrorism for their losses. Lastly, this volume shows how the U.S. intelligence community has now sought to improve its effectiveness by studying the non-terrorist criminal steps that extremist groups take in preparation for an attack.

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Volume 104: Current Trends brings readers up to date on the major trends in U.S. counter-terrorism efforts. In this volume, General Editors Doug Lovelace (add all three editors names here and throughout the NBA) categorizes his selected documents into three realms: strategic trends, economictrends, and intelligence trends. In the str...

Kristen E Boon is Director of International Programs at Seton Hall University School of Law. Her writings have appeared in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and the New York University Journal of International Law. A former clerk to the Supreme Court of Canada's Justice Ian Binnie, she holds an M.A. in Political Science fr...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 7.01 × 10.12 × 1.18 inPublished:November 11, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Strategic Trends in TerrorismDouglas C. Lovelace, Jr., Esq.: CommentaryDocument No. 1: National Defense Strategy, U.S. Department of Defense, June, 2008Document No. 2: Joint Operating Environment, Joint Forces Command: November 25, 2008Document No. 3: The Irregular Warfare Joint Operating Concept, U.S. Department of Defense: September 11, 2007Document No. 4: Estimated Costs of U.S. Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and of Other Activities Related to the War on Terror, by Peter Orszag (Director, Congressional Budget Office): October 24, 2007Document No. 5: Global War on Terrorism: Reported Obligations for the Department of Defense, GAO Report: December 15, 2008Document No. 6: Terrorism Insurance: Status of Efforts by Policyholders to Obtain Coverage, GAO Report: September 15, 2008Intelligence Trends in TerrorismDouglas C. Lovelace Jr., Esq.: CommentaryDocument No. 7: Geospatial Analysis of Terrorist Activities: The Identification of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Preparatory Behavior of International and Environmental Terrorists, by Brent L. Smith, Jackson Cothren, Paxton Roberts, and Kelly R. Damphousse: Terrorism Research Center Report,February 2008Document No. 8: Information Sharing: Definition of the Results to Be Achieved in Terrorism-Related Information Sharing Is Needed to Guide Implementation and Assess Progress: GAO Report, June 2008Document No. 9: Developing and Testing a Method for Using 911 Calls for Identifying Potential Pre-Planning Terrorist Surveillance Activities, National Institute of Justice Report: May 2008