ABSTRACT

Comparing Threats from Saddam and bin Laden   [open pdf - 125KB]

How does the threat to U.S. national security posed by Saddam Hussein compare to that posed by Osama bin Laden? This question bears importantly on U.S. policy in the ongoing war against terrorism. A prerequisite to answering such a question is to define "threat", which from the U.S. perspective can be deemed "a person, state, or organization having motivation, capability, and intent to attack the United States, U.S. personnel or U.S. assets anywhere in the world." While the United States as a global superpower faces a wide array of threats, this analysis focuses only on Saddam and bin Laden--the latter of whom we will assume, for the sake of argument, to be still alive.

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2002-09-17
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Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Contemporary Conflict: http://www.ccc.nps.navy.mil
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Strategic Insights (September 2002), v.1 no.7
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