A Hundred Osamas: Islamist Threats and the Future of Counterinsurgency
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The future of the Global War on Terror is now, and may continue indefinitely to be, a key concern for the U.S. military and policy makers. Islamist terror has not arisen from a vacuum, but has evolved over decades and requires more calibrated coordination and a different type of strategic planning than other types of conflicts. The author of this monograph, Dr. Sherifa Zuhur, examines the intensity and diversification of extremist efforts and outlines their new jihad and its relationship to the regeneration of extremist leadership. She reviews lessons learned with regard to Islamist extremist tactics, recruitment, and their relationship to a broader Islamic awakening that must be factored into the U.S. desire for democratization of the Middle East and the broader Islamic world. The Strategic Studies Institute is pleased to offer this monograph as a contribution to the national security debate on this important topic.
- Government and Political Science
- Unconventional Warfare