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Terrorism, Networks, and Strategy: Why the Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

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Tucker, David
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2008-06-00
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2008-06
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Center for Homeland Defense and Security
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en_US
Abstract
This is an article from the June 2008 [v.4 no.2] edition of the Homeland Security Affairs Journal. In this report, the author considers first some basic differences among organizations and the strengths and weaknesses of two different organizational forms [networks and hierarchies]; then apply this organizational analysis to terrorist organizations and the governmental network in the United States; and, finally, suggest optimal strategies for countering the terrorist threats we face. The initial discussion of organizational forms will be somewhat simplified [e.g., it assumes a clear distinction between networks and hierarchies that is ultimately untenable] in order to emphasize certain organizational characteristics or tendencies.
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This article appeared in Homeland Security Affairs (June 2008), v.4 no. 2
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Homeland Security Affairs (June 2008), v.4 no. 2
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