The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism

The Long Shadow of 9/11

Available July 26 at www.rand.org:

In the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America has been humbled, hopeful, torn, driven, and inspired...

In a new book, The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism, a selection of RAND's leading experts offers a distinctively farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11's legacy. Their insights assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11.

Book Contents

Introduction: The Shadow of 9/11 Across America

by Brian Michael Jenkins and John Paul Godges, editors

Part One: Humbled by Hubris

  1. The Costs of Overreaction by James Dobbins
  2. A Long-Overdue Adaptation to the Afghan Environment by Arturo Munoz
  3. Lessons from the Tribal Areas by Seth G. Jones
  4. The Iraq War: Strategic Overreach by America—and also al Qaeda by Frederic Wehrey

Part Two: Hopeful amid Extreme Ideologies and Intense Fears

  1. Where Are We in the "War of Ideas"? by Angel Rabasa
  2. Al Qaeda's Propaganda: A Shifting Battlefield by Eric V. Larson
  3. Have We Succumbed to Nuclear Terror? by Brian Michael Jenkins

Part Three: Torn Between Physical Battles and Moral Conflicts

  1. Winning Every Battle but Losing the War Against Terrorists and Insurgents by Christopher Paul
  2. The Strategic Dilemma of Terrorist Havens Calls for Their Isolation, Not Elimination by Kim Cragin
  3. Our Own Behavior Can Be Our Weakest Link—or Our Strongest Weapon by Todd C. Helmus

Part Four: Driven by Unreasonable Demands

  1. Don't Let Short-Term Urgency Undermine a Long-Term Security Strategy by Brian A. Jackson
  2. Flight of Fancy? Air Passenger Security Since 9/11 by K. Jack Riley
  3. The Intelligence of Counterterrorism by Gregory F. Treverton

Part Five: Inspired to Build a Stronger America

  1. The Public Health System in the Wake of 9/11: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining by Jeanne S. Ringel and Jeffrey Wasserman
  2. The Link Between National Security and Compensation for Terrorism Losses by Lloyd Dixon, Fred Kipperman, and Robert T. Reville
  3. The Land of the Fearful, or the Home of the Brave? by Brian Michael Jenkins

9/11 Experts

Peter Chalk

Peter Chalk

Agricultural terrorism, International terrorist groups, Piracy and terrorism, Terrorism in Southeast Asia

Lindsay Clutterbuck

Terrorism and counterterrorism in the UK and Europe, Police and policing during insurgency

R. Kim Cragin

Terrorist groups and technology, Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Terrorism's motivations and causes, Individual radicalization and recruitment

Lois Davis

Lois Davis

Impact of 9/11 on local police agencies

Lynn E. Davis

Lynn E. Davis

How to respond during a terrorist attack, Use of the National Guard and military Reserves to respond during terrorism-caused disasters

Lloyd Dixon

Lloyd Dixon

Estimating the cost of 9/11 attacks and analyzing who paid for those losses, Compensating victims of terrorism

Brian A. Jackson

Brian A. Jackson

Homeland security, Safety management in large-scale emergency response operations, Equipment and technology needs of emergency responders, Design of preparedness exercises, Organizational learning by terrorist groups, Terrorist groups' use of technology

Brian Michael Jenkins

Brian Michael Jenkins

History of terrorism, Protecting transportation systems from terrorism, Terrorism planning and response in New York City, Homegrown terrorism groups, Nuclear terrorism

Seth G. Jones

Seth G. Jones

Terrorism, Combating terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan, How terrorist groups end

Eric V. Larson

Eric V. Larson

al Qaeda's propaganda and ideology, Public support for military actions

Tom LaTourrette

Tom LaTourrette

How individuals should react during terrorist attack, Security measures taken at shopping centers

Andrew Morral

Andrew Morral

Homeland Security Program evaluation, Performance metrics, Modeling and simulation

Arturo Munoz

Arturo Munoz

Counterterrorism and counterinsurgency, Psychological operations and propaganda, Current regional focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan

John V. Parachini

John V. Parachini

The role of intelligence in preventing terrorist attacks, Terrorists and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons

Christopher Paul

Christopher Paul

Strategic communication and information operations, Counterinsurgency and counterterrorism

Angel Rabasa

Angel Rabasa

Terrorism and insurgency, Global jihadist movements, Radicalization, counterradicalization, and deradicalization, Radical Islamism in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America

Charles P. Ries

Charles P. Ries

Iraq, U.S.-foreign relations

K. Jack Riley

K. Jack Riley

Protecting transportation systems from terrorism, Border security

Jeanne S. Ringel

Jeanne S. Ringel

Preparing the U.S. health system to respond to an act of terrorism

Gregory F. Treverton

Gregory F. Treverton

FBI's role in preventing terrorism, Role of intelligence in stopping terrorism

Richard Warnes

Terrorism and counterterrorism in Europe

Jeffrey Wasserman

Jeffrey Wasserman

Preparing the U.S. health system to respond to an act of terrorism, U.S. health security strategy

Henry H. Willis

Henry H. Willis

Protecting U.S. infrastructure from terrorist attacks, Emergency preparedness, Homeland and national security policy

Author Interviews

Patt Morrison Show Hosts RAND Experts to Discuss America Since the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11

In a week-long series, "Life in 9/12 America," Patt Morrison is interviewing RAND experts on the topics of their chapters in The Long Shadow of 9/11: America's Response to Terrorism on 89.3 KPCC, Southern California Public Radio.

The Land of the Fearful, or the Home of the Brave?

Brian Michael Jenkins Brian Michael Jenkins, senior adviser to the president, RAND Corporation, offers insights on America's response to terrorism in the 10 years since the September 11th attacks in 2001.

Flight of Fancy? Air Passenger Security Since 9/11

Jack Riley Jack Riley, vice president, RAND National Security Research Division, discusses airport and airplane security, key components of a trusted traveler program, and changes to look for in the decade ahead.

The Costs of Overreaction

James Dobbins James Dobbins, Director, RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center, discusses America's initial overreaction to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the process by which this overrreaction was corrected.

Al Qaeda's Propaganda: A Shifting Battlefield

Eric V. Larson Eric V. Larson, Senior Policy Researcher, RAND Corporation, talks about how it took a long time for the United States to appreciate the fact that al Qaeda used the 9/11 attacks to recruit new members.

The Public Health System in the Wake of 9/11: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining

Jeanne S. Ringel Jeanne S. Ringel, Director, RAND Public Health Systems and Preparedness Initiative, discusses the ambiguity that still remains about the relative roles and responsibilities of government agencies and the private sector when a disaster occurs.

The Link Between National Security and Compensation for Terrorism Losses

Lloyd Dixon Lloyd Dixon, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation, cites lessons learned from the 9/11 victims compensation fund to discuss why the United States needs to establish a compensation system in case of future terrorist attacks.

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