Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century: American Laws, Strategies, and Agencies

Joseph R. Rudolph Jr.editor
William J. Lahnemaneditor
Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century: American Laws, Strategies, and Agencies



Pages 488
Topics Al Qaeda;White Supremacist Movement;Weapons of Mass Destruction;Torture;Surveillance;September 11;Right-Wing Terrorism;Oklahoma City Bombing;National Security Agency;Left-Wing Terrorism;January 6 Insurrection;ISIS;Ideologies of Terrorists;Homeland Security;Homegrown Terrorism;Enhanced Interrogation;Domestic Terrorism;Counterterrorism;Civil Liberties;Central Intelligence Agency;Asymmetrical Warfare

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Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century: American Laws, Strategies, and Agencies

Author(s): Joseph R. Rudolph Jr. and William J. Lahneman
Contributors: Rudolph, Joseph; Lahneman, William;

This combination A–Z encyclopedia and primary document collection provides an authoritative and enlightening overview of U.S. anti- and counterterrorism politics, policies, attitudes, and actions related to both foreign and domestic threats, with a special emphasis on post-9/11 events.

This book provides a compelling overview of U.S. laws, policies, programs, and actions in the realms of anti- and counterterrorism, as well as comprehensive coverage of the various domestic and foreign terrorist organizations threatening America, including their leaders, ideologies, and practices. These entries are supplemented with a carefully selected collection of primary sources that track the evolution of U.S. anti- and counterterrorism policies and political debate. These documents will not only illuminate major events and turning points in America's fight against terror—both foreign and homegrown—but also help readers understand debates about the effectiveness, morality, and constitutionality of controversial policies that have either been implemented or proposed, from waterboarding to targeted assassination to indefinite incarceration at Guantánamo Bay.

In addition, this resource shows how political controversies over anti- and counterterrorism strategies are spilling over into other areas of American life, from debates about privacy rights, government surveillance, and anti-Muslim actions and beliefs to arguments about whether U.S. firearms policies are a boon to terrorists.

  • Wide-ranging encyclopedia section featuring contributions from counterterrorism scholars</li>

  • Primary Document collection that provides additional illumination on major events, laws, policies, and trends</li>

  • Authoritative and evenhanded coverage of counterterrorism threats, issues, events, laws, policies, and organizations</li>

  • Reader's Guide to entries by subject category</li>


Editor(s): Rudolph, Joseph; Lahneman, William;
SortTitle: combating terrorism in the 21st century: american laws, strategies, and agencies
Keyword(s): Al Qaeda; White Supremacist Movement; Weapons of Mass Destruction; Torture; Surveillance; September 11; Right-Wing Terrorism; Oklahoma City Bombing; National Security Agency; Left-Wing Terrorism; January 6 Insurrection; ISIS; Ideologies of Terrorists; Homeland Security; Homegrown Terrorism; Enhanced Interrogation; Domestic Terrorism; Counterterrorism; Civil Liberties; Central Intelligence Agency; Asymmetrical Warfare
Author Info:
Joseph R. Rudolph Jr.editor
William J. Lahnemaneditor
eISBN-13: 9781440855955
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440855948
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 488
Publication Date: 20220930