By Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly, HEather S. Gregg
Examines al-Qaeda's evolution and the emergence of the wider worldwide jihadist movement--groups affiliated, linked, or encouraged through al-Qaeda--and the possibility that they pose to the us and U.S. allies and pursuits. The authors finish by means of taking off a four-pronged technique to counter the jihadist possibility.
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Air and space platforms have shown themselves to be vital components of the intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) architecture for the war on terrorism. Cross-border operations between neighbors will be crucial in the decades to come. However, it is equally true that the campaign against al-Qaeda and other jihadist terrorists and insurgents has been hindered by shortcomings in existing systems, organizations, and processes. Improvement is needed, and the USAF will likely be called upon to make important contributions.
36 Laqueur (1987), pp. 48–49. 16 Beyond al-Qaeda: The Global Jihadist Movement on just one form of propaganda, such as interviews or written statements. These various forms have most likely allowed al-Qaeda to reach more people. This is particularly true given the mixture of written and audiovisual messages, which has allowed al-Qaeda’s propaganda to transcend both technology and literacy barriers. Al-Qaeda has also used rhetoric as a means of communicating its propaganda to various audiences. Bin Laden’s earliest propaganda came in the form of proclamations written in formal, scholarly prose.
The second volume (Beyond al-Qaeda: Part 2, The Outer Rings of the Terrorist Universe)2 deals with terrorist phenomena outside the al-Qaeda ideological orbit: Islamic and non-Islamic terrorist and insurgent groups with local agendas and the more diﬀuse threat posed by violent antiglobalization movements. We include them in this study because 1 In August 2004, antiterror raids in Pakistan yielded computer disks and other information sources suggesting that terrorists linked to al-Qaeda had carried out extensive surveillance of the World Bank headquarters in Washington, the New York Stock Exchange, and the Citigroup Center in New York.
Beyond Al-Qaeda, Part 1: The Global Jihadist Movement by Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly, HEather S. Gregg