TERRORISM

2002

General

Ball, Desmond J. "Desperately Seeking Bin Laden: The International Dimension of the War against Terrorism." In Worlds in Collision: Terror and the Future of Global Order, eds. Ken Booth and Tim Dunne. Houndmills, UK: Palgrave, 2002.

Defense Intelligence Journal. "The Role of Intelligence in Fighting Terrorism." 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): Entire issue.

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Green, Joshua. "The Myth of Cyberterrorism." Washington Monthly, Nov. 2002. [http:// www.washingtonmonthly.com]

"Even before September 11, Bush was fervently depicting an America imminently in danger of an attack by cyberterrorists.... As is often the case with a new threat, an entire industry has arisen to grapple with its ramifications.... There's just one problem: There is no such thing as cyberterrorism."

Hubbard, Robert L. "Another Response to Terrorism: Reconstituting Intelligence Analysis for 21st Century Requirements." Defense Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 71-80.

The Intelligence Community needs to "return to requirements-based resourcing and develop realistic force level planning and acquisition based on the requirements that are being laid upon it."

Kalugin, Oleg A. "Window of Opportunity: Russia's Role in the Coalition against Terror." Harvard International Review 24, no. 3 (Fall 2002).

Kauppi, Mark V. "Counterterrorism Analysis 101." Defense Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 39-53.

Expectations with regard to performance and accountability "should be based on a realistic appraisal of the challenges faced by counterterrorism analysts who on a daily basis deal with amorphous and fragmentary information."

Levitsky, Melvyn. "Fighting Terrorism: A New Kind of Enemy and a New Kind of War." Defense Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 11-15.

"[W]e must view our embassies as forward deployed assets and protect their ability to function effectively as a key objective in our overall campaign."

O'Brien, Kevin A.  "Information Operations and Counterterrorism."  Jane's Intelligence Review 14 (Sep. 2002): 50-53.

Otis, Pauletta. "The Nature of Religious Terrorism." Defense Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 27-36.

"There are three major targets to be addressed by the Intelligence Community: the individual terrorist, the religious community from which participants can be drawn, and the identification of specific situations where the necessary and sufficient conditions for a terrorist attack are met."

Pillar, Paul R. "Fighting International Terrorism: Beyond September 11th." Defense Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 17-26.

"[U]nlike ... most other wars the United States has waged," the war on terrorism "will not have a clear end.... If history is a guide, even the currrent enthusiasm for counterterrorism ... will slacken over time.... Americans will ... need much patience and persistence, into an indefinite future."

Powers, Thomas. "The Trouble with the CIA." New York Review of Books, 17 Jan. 2002. [http://www.nybooks.com/articles/15109]

Ostensibly a review of three books on terrorism [Pillar, Terrorism and US Foreign Policy (2001); Bodansky, Bin Laden: The Man Who Declared War on America (1999); and Reeve, The New Jackals (1999)], the title gives the real thrust of the article. Powers concludes that there should be a wide-ranging investigation of the "intelligence failure" associated with 9/11 and that DCI Tenet should be replaced.

Priest, Dana. "Abu Nidal, Once-Feared Terrorist, Reported Dead." Washington Post, 20 Aug. 2002, A1. [http://www.washingtonpost.com]

Palestinian officials reported on 19 Aug. 2002 that Abu Nidal had died in Baghdad of multiple gunshot wounds. Abu Nidal, whose real name was Sabri Banna, headed his own terrorist organization, the Fatah Revolutionary Council, but had been inactive for years.

Shelfer, Katherine M., and June M. Verner, "Improving Counterterrorism Analysis: Using Scenarios to Support the Development and Use of Integrated Information Systems." Defense Intelligence Journal 11, no. 1 (Winter 2002): 55-70.

The authors discuss "the need for the development of integrated civilian and military information systems, especially lessons-learned databases." They emphasize "the potential value of using scenarios to support better design and more effective use of such integrated databases."

Waller, Douglas. "At the Crossroads of Terror." Time, 8 Jul. 2002, 28-29.

The Counterterrorism Center (CTC) "has become the CIA's busiest outfit."

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