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The Strategic Threat from Suicide Terror

Abstract : Suicide attacks have become more prevalent globally, gaining in strategic importance. Most are religiously motivated, with Islamic Jihadi groups networked to permit ``swarming'' by different groups homing in on multiple targets, then dispersing to form new swarms. The incidence and impact of suicide terrorism have not diminished despite billions of dollars spent. Military and counterinsurgency actions are tactical, not strategic responses. Long-term reliance on belligerent tactics is counterproductive. Poverty and lack of education per se are not root causes of terrorism. Rising aspirations followed by dwindling expectations – especially regarding civil liberties – are critical. There are recommendations to diminish the strategic threat.
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Contributor : Scott Atran <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, December 17, 2003 - 11:11:39 PM
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Scott Atran. The Strategic Threat from Suicide Terror. 03-33, 2003. ⟨ijn_00000435⟩



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