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For Further Reading
- Bounding the Global War on Terrorism, by Jeffery Record for the U.S. Army's Strategic Studies Institute, makes the point that the U.S. "Global War On Terror" — as opposed to a campaign against al-Qaeda — "lacks strategic clarity, embraces unrealistic objectives, and may not be sustainable over the long haul." Get the paper here.
- The New Yorker, pp 40-53, 2 Aug 2004, has a very good article on how al-Qaeda is really using the Internet.
- Internet Haganah monitors and interprets Jihadist use of the Internet.
- Foreign Terrorist Organizations is a report by the (U.S.) Congressional Research Service, part of the Library of Congress. Also see other CRS documents.
- Global Crisis Watch has podcasts, open-source intel, etc.
- Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System
- U.S. Naval Postgraduate School papers and reports on terrorism and extremist groups.
- A U.S. government overview of some of the groups it labels as "terrorist".
- CIA World Factbook
- CountryWatch is a useful alternative to the CIA World Factbook.
- Conflict Solutions International is an independent fact-finder, monitor, and mediator group.
- Clandestine Radio
- Clandestine and Opposition Shortwave Radio Stations
- The U.S. Department of State's Patterns of Global Terrorism
- Naval Postgraduate School Center on Terrorism and Irregular Warfare
- National Liberation and Self-Determination Web Sites Directory
- Holy War, Inc. by Peter I. Bergen concentrates on al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. An excellent book on the topic. ISBN 0-74323-495-2.
- Through Our Enemies' Eyes and Imperial Hubris by Michael Scheuer, the former head of the CIA's Osama bin Ladin unit. Densely written, but very good. His repeated point is that bin Ladin is not mysterious, but he has very clearly spelled out exactly what he thinks multiple times. As for the repeated claims by U.S. politicians that the jihadists "hate us for our freedoms", Scheuer says "It is the Gult royals — not Osama bin Ladin — who hate us for what we are, not what we do."
- The New Jackals: Ramzi Yousef, Osama bin Laden, and the Future of Terrorism is an excellent book on the very recent history and future of terrorism. Highly recommended for a look at where things are going, which includes onto the Internet. By Simon Reeve, 1999, Northeastern University Press, ISBN 1-55553-407-4.
- The Transformation of War has been recommended to me as a valuable resource for those interested in terrorism and the use of professional military forces. By Martin van Creveld, military historian at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1991, Free Press, ISBN 0029331552.
- Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists, by Benjamin Netanyahu, is a short book on contemporary terrorism and anti-terror policies — obviously many will disagree because of the author, but it does present his views on the topic. By Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli Prime Minister, 1997, Noonday Press, ISBN 0374524971.
- Study of Revenge, Saddam's Unfinished War against America argues that Saddam Hussein planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The WTC bombing trial is carefully studied and scrutinized, giving a very close view of one terrorist operation. The claim that Iraq is guilty for the 1993 bombing is quite convincing. The book also deals with the US-Iraq relations since 1991. By Laurie Mylroie, 2000, American Enterprise Institute, ISBN 0844741272.
- Authoritative — the French National Assembly, the Federation of American Scientists, Dorothy Denning, and others who seem to be the Real Deal:
- News/media type organizations
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