Accession Number:

ADA459279

Title:

Unconquerable Nation: Knowing Our Enemy, Strengthening Ourselves

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

256.0

Abstract:

Terrorist tactics have a long history, but contemporary international terrorism is a relatively recent phenomenon. The first airline hijacking for political ends occurred in 1968, and the first successful kidnapping of a diplomat by urban guerrillas in modern times took place in 1969. These events mark the beginning of terrorism as a new mode of conflict. Terrorism has changed dramatically since the events of the late 1960s. The most dramatic change has been the escalation of terrorism. This books looks at the current world situation, educating on the underlying principles, motives, and strategies of todays terrorists. The author then moves on to strategies for defeating terrorism and for strengthening American defenses against terrorists.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Defense
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE