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America's Secret Jihad: The Hidden History of Religious by Stuart Wexler

By Stuart Wexler

The traditional narrative relating spiritual terrorism contained in the usa says that the 1st salvo happened in 1993, with the 1st assault at the international exchange middle in manhattan urban. This narrative has inspired greater than a decade of wars, and re-prioritized America's family defense and legislations enforcement time table. however the traditional narrative is wrong.
a distinct crew of jihadists exists inside of US borders. This crew has a protracted yet hidden heritage, is open air the purview of public officers and has an schedule as apocalyptic as something Al Qaeda has to provide. Radical sects of Christianity have encouraged essentially the most ugly acts of violence in American heritage: the 1963 Birmingham Church bombing that killed 4 younger ladies; the “Mississippi Burning" murders of 3 civil rights employees in 1964; the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, the Atlanta baby Murders within the overdue Nineteen Seventies; and the Oklahoma urban Bombing in 1995.America's mystery Jihad makes use of those crimes to inform a narrative that has now not been instructed before.
increasing upon the author's ground-breaking paintings at the Martin Luther King, Jr. homicide, and during using vast documentation, never-before-released interviews, and a re-interpretation of significant occasions, America's mystery Jihad paints

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The transition to relying on specialized units promoted broader group learning in specific areas, such as the use of Ketusha rockets (Cragin, 2005). ” Terrorist groups depend on having access to the right intelligence—knowing where, when, and how to stage an operation for best effect. The quality of the intelligence available to a terrorist group can mean the difference between success and failure. When a group is able to gather good intelligence, it can more ____________ 2 Although concentration allows the development of higher levels of expertise, it also involves vulnerabilities.

For example, PIRA had a long history of developing and manufacturing new weapons systems such as RPGs and mortar systems. Therefore, it is not surprising that when the group sought to acquire antiaircraft missiles, it wanted to manufacture them internally as well (Harnden, 2000, pp. 353–373). How PIRA went about learning in the past suggested how it might do so in the present and future. Looking forward, examining a terrorist group’s actions from the viewpoint of how the group learns also provides an alternative framework for understanding the meaning and implications of its activities.

Because of perceived changes in its operational environment, Hizballah shifted its operations from predominantly terrorist attacks on international targets in Beirut toward more direct confrontation with Israeli forces in southern Lebanon (Ranstorp, 1997). Hizballah’s organizational learning capabilities enabled it to build the guerrilla-warfare capabilities needed for success in this second phase of its conflict. Matching Tactics to Operational Needs All of the case study groups acquired not only the ability to use new weapons, but also the ability to manufacture them.

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