Dissuasion of Terrorists and Other Non-State Actors Strategic Insights, v. 3, issue 10 (October 2004)
Pilat, Joseph F.
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DissuasionÃ¢â‚¬â€as put forward in the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) and other recent U.S. strategy documentsÃ¢â‚¬â€is targeted at states. Although there are questions about the potential role and efficacy of dissuasion with respect to states, there is an even more difficult question: Can it apply at all to terrorists and other non-state actors?
This article appeared in Strategic Insights, v.3 issue 10 (October 2004)Strategic Insights, is a monthly electronic journal produced by the Center for Contemporary Conflict at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
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