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dc.contributor.authorDearing, Matthew P.
dc.contributor.otherCenter for Contemporary Conflict (CCC)
dc.date2010 ; Spring-Summer
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-29T18:25:44Z
dc.date.available2012-08-29T18:25:44Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationStrategic Insights, v.9, issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/11517
dc.descriptionThis article appeared in Strategic Insights, v.9, issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2010) ; pp. 90-115en_US
dc.description.abstractSuicide terrorism has been an increasing phenomenon with global implications since the 1980s. There have been over 1,944 suicide attacks globally, most emanating from Islamic fundamentalist organizations. However, many organizations have taken their cues from the strategy and tactics of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) who have implemented a consistent suicide terror campaign since the start of their nationalist independence movement in 1987. Sri Lanka has experienced a unique culture of martyrdom distinct from those created by Islamic fundamentalists, primarily in their extraordinary use of female suicide bombers. Since 1987, there have been at least 109 LTTE suicide attacks, 23 of which were conducted by women, and many of the latter targeting political and military leaders.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofStrategic Insights, v.9, issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2010)
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStrategic Insights
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleUnderstanding Female Suicide Terrorism in Sri Lanka through a Constructivist Lens; Strategic Insights, v. 9, issue 1 (Spring-Summer 2010) ; pp. 90-115en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.corporateCenter for Contemporary Conflict
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.) Monterey, California


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