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dc.contributor.advisorMcCormick, Gordon
dc.contributor.authorNagel, William C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:46:58Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:46:58Z
dc.date.issued2002-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/5870
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the US policy for combating terrorism from 1988 to 2000 using five case studies; the bombing of Pan Am flight 103, the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the bombing of the US barracks in Saudi Arabia in 1996, the bombings of two US embassies in Africa in 1998 and the bombing of the USS Cole in 2000. The thesis begins by outlining the minimum requirements for a counter-terrorism policy. They are; that a policy must either deter terrorists from attacking the US or, failing that, successfully defend against terrorists who cannot be deterred. Next, the thesis examines the history and development of the law enforcement approach to combating terrorism and a few of the events that set the conditions for its ascendance to the forefront of US policy. After establishing the conditions for its dominance, the thesis takes an in-depth to look at the US response in the aftermath of each of the five terrorist attacks. The final chapter compares the demonstrated performance of the policy in the aftermath of the five bombings with the basic requirements for a counter-terrorist policy to determine the effectiveness of the policy as a whole.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thelawenforcemen109455870
dc.format.extentxiv, 82 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.lcshPreventionen_US
dc.subject.lcshGovernment policyen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleThe law enforcement approach to combating terrorism : an analysis of US policyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderLober, George
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.subject.authorTerrorismen_US
dc.subject.authorUS Policyen_US
dc.subject.authorLaw Enforcementen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Armyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Defense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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