Counterterrorism in the United Kingdom [Self-Study Course]   [open html - 66KB]

This self-study course was developed by the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security. "Tracing the UK response to violent subnational terrorism back to its efforts against the PIRA [Provisional Irish Republican Army.] in the 1970s through the 1990s, these modules demonstrate how the UK counterterrorism community recognized long ago the serious threat to national security that subnational violence poses, and how its response to the recent violent terrorist activities of al-Qaeda is situated within an environment informed by the earlier 'Irish Troubles.' Additionally, the modules provide an overview of the contemporary counterterrorism organizational structure within the UK, and the challenges it faces in a world of increasing vulnerability and uncertainty." This self study course is comprised of three lecture modules that address counterterrorism in the United Kingdom: Module 1: History, Radicalization and the Current ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] and Al-Qaeda Threats; Module 2: Policy Response; and Module 3: The UK's Counterterrorism Structure and the Pursuit of Terrorists.

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