This Naval War College Point Paper was prepared in response to the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001. The Naval War College commissioned more than thirty papers addressing strategy and policy, operational concepts, and national security decision making related to the terror war. These papers were intended as contributions to U.S. national security policy deliberations, and to assist the U.S. Navy as it planned its response to future terrorist threats. The purpose of this Point Paper was "to develop an understanding of Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda's strategy for achieving their objectives." Included is an annex which provides "an analysis of the worldview and motivations that have shaped the objectives and strategy of Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda."
Naval War College Newport Paper No. 9
Naval Postgraduate School, Dudley Knox Library: http://www.nps.edu/Library/index.aspx
Newport Papers [electronic resource]: National Security Strategy After 9/11/01, p.26-35