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Modeling a Strategy for the War on Terrorism   [open pdf - 609KB]

By declaring a war against terrorists and governments who support terrorists in his address to the joint session of Congress on 21 September 2001, President Bush erased the distinction between terrorists, terrorist organizations, and state sponsored terrorism. The President also issued a warning order to the American people that the primary focus of his administration would be combating terrorism. This paper discusses a strategy for conducting the war on terrorism in terms of a system and how that strategy must be adjusted over the long-term to compensate for fluctuating components of the war on terrorism. A system to model terrorism and a system to model the civilized states that oppose terrorism are introduced. By approaching terrorism and the civilized states that will fight the war on terrorism as systems, a strategy for combating terrorism can be created and analyzed. iii

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2002-04-04
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