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A Faceless Enemy : The Origins Of Modern Terrorism - Glenn E. Schweitzer

A Faceless Enemy

The Origins Of Modern Terrorism

Paperback Published: 1st May 2002
ISBN: 9780738207575
Number Of Pages: 368
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network is only one of hundreds of terrorist organizations around the world. Others wait for their own cues to follow similar scripts for using modern technologies to terrorize vulnerable populations. In A Faceless Enemy, Glenn Schweitzer provides a sweeping history of the technologies that are at the heart of this new and deadly terrorism and gives us a fuller understanding of the relationships between terrorists and drug traffickers, the potential threat of cyberterrorism, and the now very tangible risks posed by bioterrorism and chemoterrorism. Based on the authors' long careers in science and international politics, and drawing upon interviews with diplomats and intelligence operatives around the globe, A Faceless Enemy is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the complex issues related to terrorism and the future of international security.

"Provides a useful framework...to understanding how terrorist groups are gaining access to weapons of mass destruction...and raises new concerns about the threat of cyber terrorism and computer crime disrupting the basic infrastructure of American cities." Former Senator Sam Nunn

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
Prologuep. 9
Modern Mutations of Terrorismp. 23
The Nuclear Legacy: A Shopping Mall for Rogue States and Terroristsp. 51
Chemoterrorism: Poisoning the Air, Water, and Food Supplyp. 83
Bioterrorism: The Last Frontierp. 109
The Globalization of Weapons Expertisep. 137
Drug Runners and Terrorists: New Partners in Crimep. 165
Laundered Assets: Cleaning Dirty Currency to Fuel the Terrorist Enginep. 195
Business as Usual: Hostages, Bombings, and Assassinationsp. 223
The Growing Arsenal to Combat Terrorismp. 251
Searching for Long-Term Solutions to Replace Quick Fixesp. 281
Epiloguep. 311
Endnotesp. 319
Indexp. 351
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ISBN: 9780738207575
ISBN-10: 0738207578
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1