Accession Number:

ADA517865

Title:

Attacking al Qaeda's Operational Centers of Gravity

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV WASHINGTON DC INST FOR NATIONAL STRATEGIC STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Today, Islamicist organizations are becoming more widespread and diffuse. They often lack a direct connection to al Qaedas strategic leadership but are inspired by its ideology. Al Qaedas operational role is subdued, but its ideological, propaganda, and support roles are critical to its affiliates. Many groups now adhere to the original goals and ideology of al Qaeda, which extends the scope of its influence well beyond that of the original organization, although al Qaeda itself is still considered the most dangerous of all transnational extremist groups and is Americas principal enemy.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE