Archive | April, 2011

Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis – 6th Volume

SATSA is pleased to present the 6th volume of the Journal on Terrorism & Security Analysis. Special thanks to the published authors and the journal’s editorial team for all of their hard work in producing this volume of the journal, as well as the Institue for National Security and Counterterrorism for its support. The cover, table of contents with links to the individual articles, a full PDF of the volume, and the journal’s masthead are included after the break.

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“Jus Post Bellum: Reflections on the Right Way to End a War” by Richard O’Meara

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt There can be no Justice in war if there are not, ultimately, responsible men and women. If you break it you own it. Peace is not sought in order to provoke war, but war is […]

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“Cyber-terrorism” by Jack Jarmon

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt The Internet is a critical infrastructure necessary to the functioning of commerce government and personal communication and national security. The system is not secure. – Intelligence and National Security Alliance report, November 2009 In a […]

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“Cross-Spectrum Similarities Between Violent Non-State Actors” by Sean Atkins

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt Understanding armed non-state organizations is one of the most pressing concerns in today’s security environment. Whether on the local, state, or international level, violent non-state actors as a whole represent one of the most troubling […]

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“Fire Down Below: How the Underwear Bomber Revealed the U.S. Counterterrorism Community As Hemmed in by the Seams of Legislative Ambiguity” by Braden Civins

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt On December 25, 2009 a 23-year old Nigerian national boarded Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands bound for Detroit, Michigan. As the plane neared its final destination, passengers heard sharp popping noises, smelled […]

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“Shedding New Light on North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions” by Nellwyn Olson

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt As the United States confronts new and ever evolving security threats with innovative and adaptive thinking, there is one security threat that has persisted for almost a quarter of a century and has been met […]

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“Salient but Unappreciated: Issues in National and International Security and Defense Policy for the Next Decade” by Christain Geib

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt As much as scholars of all academic disciplines would like to think of their discipline as purely based on observation and analysis, undoubtedly they are subject to temporary fashion cycles which influence the debate beyond […]

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“Somali Piracy and the Western Response” by Brendon Noto

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt September 9, 2010, Captain Alexander Martin and 23 Marines, of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, climbed onboard the Motor Vessel Magellan Star, which had been hijacked by Somali pirates the previous day. The boarding was […]

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“An Assessment of UK Anti-Terrorism Strategy and the Human Rights Implications Associated with its Implementation” by Emmanouela Mylonaki and Tim Burton

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt Following 9/11, anti-terrorism legislation in the United Kingdom became more stringent, thus widening the scope of offences that qualify as terrorist acts and encroaching on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the accused. Despite […]

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“Creating More Turmoil: Why UAV strikes Will Be Counterproductive in Yemen” by William Mayborn

Note: This paper appeared in the 6th Volume of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis in Spring 2011. Excerpt This paper seeks to answer the question of whether the U.S. should expand the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to execute targeted killings in Yemen. This is an important question for two reasons: 1) […]

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