Terrorist Sanctuary In The Sahara: A Case Study

Terrorist Sanctuary In The Sahara: A Case Study
Title:
Terrorist Sanctuary in the Sahara: A Case Study
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01291-1
ISBN:
9781584877714
Description

Denying terrorists sanctuary has become a pillar of U.S. defense strategy since the September 11, 2001 (9/11) attacks. Violent extremist organizations in North Africa, such as the group al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), have used remote and sparsely populated areas in the Sahara for protection from security forces to conduct a range of terrorist activities, such as training, planning, and logistics. Despite the time elapsed since the 9/11 attacks, and the resources dedicated to denying sanctuary globally, the concept of sanctuary remains largely unexplored and poorly understood. This monograph proposes a functional understanding of sanctuary and offers fresh ideas to deny it using a detailed case study of the most notorious of these North African terrorists, 

Actions since the 9/11 attacks indicate the U.S. response to sanctuary is to concentrate operations against sanctuary-seekers. In other words, the focus has been upon finding and destroying enemy forces: Operation NEPTUNE SPEAR—the raid on the Osama bin Laden compound in Pakistan—is the most famous example. The present analysis suggests an alternative approach may be worth considering, an approach that focuses on the costs of creating and maintaining the sanctuary which terrorists require for protection. 

Audience

Military and Congressional leadership, educators and advisors associated with counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism studies, develops and students of war games and staff exercises, 

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$14.00
International Price:
$19.60
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Guido, Joseph
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Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Record Creation Date:
03/27/2018
Last Status Update:
03/25/2019
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