publication . Thesis . 2002

The law enforcement approach to combating terrorism : an analysis of US policy

Nagel, William C.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2002
  • Publisher: Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
This 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 combat...
free text keywords: Terrorism, Prevention, Government policy, United States, Terrorism, US Policy, Law Enforcement
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