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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorDecker, Eileen M.
dc.dateMar-14
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-23T15:19:19Z
dc.date.available2014-05-23T15:19:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/41367
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractThe United States defines terrorism through the lists it maintains identifying those who are engaged in, support, and/or facilitate terrorism. One such list is the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) list. Because the FTO designation process occurs without the organization's knowledge or ability to challenge the evidence, uses classified information to make the determination, and has limited judicial oversight, concerns have been expressed that the Executive Branch has too much discretion in this process. The concerns are exacerbated by the perception that political motivations dominate the decision-making process. Using content analysis, the FTO list is analyzed using a quantitative and qualitative approach. First, the terrorist designation processes used in allied countries is examined, and the list is analyzed by reviewing FTO decisions made before and after 9/11. Through an analysis of the annual State Department country reports describing the FTOs, the nonstatutory factors that influence FTO decisions emerge, and include whether a group attacked Israel or other allied nation of strategic interest to the United States, attacked the United States or its citizens, or is affiliated with al Qaeda. These nonstatutory factors and their application to U.S. counterterrorism strategy, is how the United States defines terrorism at any point in time.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theenemieslistfo1094541367
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.titleThe enemies list: the foreign terrorist organization list and its role in defining terrorismen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRollins, John
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorForeign Terrorist Organizationen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorist Listsen_US
dc.subject.authorTerrorist Designationsen_US
dc.subject.authorDesignationen_US
dc.subject.authorDesignation Processen_US
dc.subject.authorNonstatutory Factorsen_US
dc.subject.authorState Departmenten_US
dc.subject.authorSecretary of Stateen_US
dc.subject.authorContent Theoryen_US
dc.subject.authorCynefin Frameworken_US
dc.description.serviceDeputy Mayor, Homeland Security and Public Safety, City of Los Angeles, Californiaen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Homeland Defense And Security)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Defense And Security)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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