Exploiting Terrorist Vulnerabilities: A Law Enforcement Approach to Fighting Terrorist Organizations [open pdf - 285KB]
"This monograph explores some of the vulnerabilities that are present within terrorist organizations that the United States can exploit in order to deter, dismantle, dissuade, and defeat terrorist organizations. Moreover, the vulnerabilities are reviewed from a law enforcement perspective and not solely from a kinetic military stance. In addition, the monograph explores ways in which terrorist organizations have been defeated in the past, so the United States can utilize these understandings in order to develop a better approach to fighting terrorist organizations. The monograph closes with three recommendations that the United States should consider to improve its effectiveness in fighting terrorist organizations. A greater emphasis on the cognitive war (war of ideas), synchronization (interagency cooperation), and greater adaptability would assist the United States in fighting both terrorist organizations and the atmospheres that breed terrorist organizations and insurgencies."
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