Terrorism Emmergency


Garcia: Chapter 3
Review the following CNS Report, “WMD Terrorism and Usama bin Laden” by Kimberly McCloud and Matthew Osborne:http://cns.miis.edu/reports/binladen.htm;
Review the following piece by Samuel Huntington: http://www.alamut.com/subj/economics/misc/clash.html ;
Review the following “fatwa,” or, religious edict, purportedly from Osama bin Laden: http://www.fas.org/irp/world/para/docs/980223-fatwa.htm

Recommended Readings

Howard, R.D. and R.L. Sawyer. Terrorism and Counterterrorism, Guilford, CT: McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0072873078: Chapter 6 (pp. 271-288)
Nyatepe-Coo, A.A. and Zeisler-Vralsted, D. Understanding Terrorism: Threats in an Uncertain World, Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. ISBN: 0131120980: Chapter 13.

Threaded Discussion

Visit at least 4 of the non-proliferation web sites listed below. Address the following questions: (1) Is there agreement as to the scope and severity of the nuclear threat posed by terrorists?; (2) What solutions—if any—seem reasonable in light of the recommendations gleaned from the organizations you visited?; and (3) Identify the assumptions, either explicit or implicit, undergirding the analysis of the organizations you studied.

Nonproliferation Review: http://cns.miis.edu/
Arms Control Today: www.armscontrol.org
Bulletin of Atomic Scientists: http://www.thebulletin.org/
Federation of American Scientists: www.fas.org
NRDC: www.nrdc.org (choose “nuclear weapons and waste” then “related links”)
Stimson Center: http://www.stimson.org/
Do you agree or disagree with Huntington’s belief that an ongoing “clash of civilizations” is occurring and will inevitably lead to an endless war between a Christianized West and an Islamic East? If you do agree, does it widely expand our definition of terrorist threats? If not, how does Huntington err in his assessment of global terrorism?


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