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The author's analysis considers justice from the eyes of the people among whom terrorist and insurgents hide.
Discusses risk assessment and the container transport industry. The global flow of containers represents the lifeblood of modern economies, rendering the global containerized supply chain a potentially attractive target.
The authors study the spatial and temporal determinants of terrorism risk in Israel, using a geocoded database of Israeli terrorist attacks from 1949 to 2004.
After briefly reviewing definitions of terrorism risk and rationales for risk-based resource allocation, this article compares estimates of terrorism risk in urban areas that received Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) funding in 2004 to other federal risk management decisions.
Investigates the variability in ecological risk perceptions by surveying members of four stakeholder groups commonly involved in environmental policy debates.
Investment in primary care development may have served as an essential substrate for many VA quality gains.
Rather than choose between distribution-based and supply-based logistics system designs, the Army, in conjunction with its joint supply-chain partners, should seek optimal, balanced systems that it can adapt quickly to changing conditions.
Because Al Qaeda and its affiliates operate much like a global tribe, this paper describes the dynamics of classic tribes: what drives them, how they organize, and how they fight.
Describes a strategy for preventing paid-for-hire recruits and youth from joining insurgent forces in Iraq.
Offers a perspective on significant trends in terrorism over the past fourdecades.
Describes the psychological consequences of terrorism and outlinesstrategies for dealing with them.
Addresses the important issue of the ideological differences between theUnited States and al-Qaida and the necessity to win the war of ideas.
Not since the Cold War have government officials, scholars, and military officers expressed this level of interest in the problem of subversion.
The Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) is not a war on terrorism or Islam, it is a campaign against Al-Qaida.
Term coalition against terror is commonly used, but is fundamentally misleading. Multiple coalitions against terror exist in different issue areas.
These findings suggest that efforts should be made to reduce disparities in access to pharmacotherapy among patients with bipolar disorder.
Assessed the association between facility-level organizational features and management of mental health services.
Appropriately describing the properties and defining the boundaries of terrorist groups is frequently challenging.
The successful employment of German air power in the Battle of Britain was greatly hindered by abysmal intelligence. The Luftwaffe never developed an accurate picture of enemy strengths and weaknesses, and this contributed to preventing it from bringing force to bear at the decisive point of battle. Although certain aspects of British intelligence were equally flawed, it ultimately proved itself to be an indispensable adjunct to the operational success of Fighter Command. This article focuses on the contribution made to Luftwaffe and RAF operations during the Battle of Britain by their respective intelligence gathering institutions. It is an investigation into the extent to which activities in the realm of intelligence can explain the eventual British victory.
The author addresses strategies and prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula, prospects for arms control and the peace process involving the two Koreas and the U.S., and the future of U.S.-China relations.