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The Al Qaeda factor : plots against the West, Mitchell D. Silber

Label
The Al Qaeda factor : plots against the West
Title
The Al Qaeda factor
Title remainder
plots against the West
Statement of responsibility
Mitchell D. Silber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The devastating events of September 11, 2001 changed world's perception of Al Qaeda. What had been considered a small band of revolutionary terrorists capable of attacking Western targets in Middle East and Africa demonstrated an ability to strike globally with enormous impact. Subsequent plots perpetuated impression of Al Qaeda as a highly organized and rigidly controlled organization with recruiters, operatives, and sleeper cells in the West who could be activated on command. Al Qaeda's role in global jihadist plots has varied significantly over time. Terrorism expert Mitchell D. Silber argues that to comprehend threat posed by transnational jihad movement, we must have a greater understanding of dynamics behind Al Qaeda plots. In The Al Qaeda Factor he examines sixteen Al Qaeda-associated plots and attacks, from 1993 World Trade Center bombing through 2009. For each case, he probes primary sources and determines the precise involvement of Al Qaeda. What connects radicalized groups in the West to the core Al Qaeda organization in Afghanistan and Pakistan? Does one of the plotters have to attend an Al Qaeda training camp or meet with an Al Qaeda trainer, or can they simply be inspired by Al Qaeda ideology? Silber's further analysis examines specifics of Al Qaeda's role in the inspiration, formation, membership, and organization of terrorist groups. Silber identifies potential points of vulnerability, which may raise odds of thwarting future terrorist attacks in the West. His book demonstrates that the role of Al Qaeda is very limited even in plots with direct involvement. Silber finds that in majority of cases, individuals went to Al Qaeda seeking aid or training, but even then there was limited direct command and control of terrorists activities, a sobering conclusion that shows even destruction of Al Qaeda's core would not stop Al Qaeda plots
Cataloging source
MdBmJHUP
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Silber, Mitchell D
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
EBL-Schweitzer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • Qaida (Organization)
  • al-Qaida
  • Umschulungswerkstätten für Siedler und Auswanderer
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Terrorism
  • Europe
  • United States
  • Internationaler Terrorismus
Label
The Al Qaeda factor : plots against the West, Mitchell D. Silber
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
9/11 (New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 2001) -- Shoe bombers' plot (Paris-Miami, 2001) -- Operation Overt (United Kingdom-United States, 2006) -- Millennium plot (Los Angeles, 1999) -- Operation Rhyme (London, 2004) -- Operation Crevice (United Kingdom, 2004) -- Operation Theseus (London, July 7, 2005) -- Operation Vivace (London, July 21, 2005) -- Operation Dagger (Copenhagen, 2007) -- Operation highrise (New York, 2009) -- Tradebom plot (World Trade Center, New York, 1993) -- Madrid train system (March 11, 2004) -- Hofstad group plots (Netherlands, 2004-5) -- Operation Pendennis (Australia, 2005) -- Operation Osage (Canada, 2006) -- The Al Qaeda non-plot: the Lackawanna cluster (2002)
Control code
ocn786908250
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812244021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205220
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35d3b0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)786908250
Label
The Al Qaeda factor : plots against the West, Mitchell D. Silber
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
9/11 (New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 2001) -- Shoe bombers' plot (Paris-Miami, 2001) -- Operation Overt (United Kingdom-United States, 2006) -- Millennium plot (Los Angeles, 1999) -- Operation Rhyme (London, 2004) -- Operation Crevice (United Kingdom, 2004) -- Operation Theseus (London, July 7, 2005) -- Operation Vivace (London, July 21, 2005) -- Operation Dagger (Copenhagen, 2007) -- Operation highrise (New York, 2009) -- Tradebom plot (World Trade Center, New York, 1993) -- Madrid train system (March 11, 2004) -- Hofstad group plots (Netherlands, 2004-5) -- Operation Pendennis (Australia, 2005) -- Operation Osage (Canada, 2006) -- The Al Qaeda non-plot: the Lackawanna cluster (2002)
Control code
ocn786908250
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812244021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812205220
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt35d3b0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)786908250

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