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dc.contributor.advisorBellavita, Christopher
dc.contributor.authorSobocinski, Thomas J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:53Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:53Z
dc.date.issued2008-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4164
dc.descriptionCHDS State/Localen_US
dc.description.abstractSince 9/11, the United States implemented radical changes to its counterterrorism strategy and capabilities. Recently, critics have called into question the current strategy for fighting a war on terror. This thesis provides a summary of the two most common competing criticisms of the U.S. counterterrorism strategy. On the one hand, critics argue that the threat has been exaggerated. On the opposite side of the spectrum, critics argue that we are engaged in a war between Islam and the West. An examination of the evidence used by these competing criticisms, combined with a review of existing U.S. strategies, provides a foundation for the construction of an appropriate response to terrorism. This review reveals evidence that the threat should be evaluated differently for domestic and international counterterrorist threats. Internationally, the U.S. engaged in a battle with a radical Islamic insurgency. Domestically, the terrorist threat is made up of terrorist operators who are engaged in a wide variety of criminal activity. Although the U.S. is unprepared for the external threat posed by radical Islamic insurgents, the post--9/11 enhancements to homeland security are appropriate to meet the current domestic threat.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theterroristthre109454164
dc.format.extentxii, 93 p. : ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is reserved by the copyright owner.en_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCounterinsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshIslamic fundamentalismen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshStrategyen_US
dc.titleThe terrorist threat : implications for Homeland Securityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRollins, John
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceSupervisory Special Agent (SSA), Federal Bureau of Investigation author (civilian).en_US
dc.identifier.oclc228508945
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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