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Feb 18

A Citizen’s Guide to Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Christopher Harmon – the Horner Chair of Military Theory at the Marine Corps University – addresses the public policy issues of terrorism and counterterrorism in the United States after Bin Laden’s death. Written for citizen and student alike, A Citizen’s Guide offers a succinct and up-to-date look at a "grand strategy" approach toward terrorism, using examples and issues drawn from present-day perpetrators and actors. 

A veteran academic of military theory who has also instructed U.S. and foreign military officers, Harmon organizes the Guide into four sections. First, he introduces the problem of America’s continued vulnerability to terrorist attack by reviewing the long line of recent attacks and attempts against the United States. Next, he examines the varied ways in which the U.S. is already fighting terrorism and then outlines the various aspects of U.S. strategy, including intelligence, diplomacy, public diplomacy, economic counterterrorism, and law and law-making. Finally, Harmon sketches the prospects for further action, listing recommendations with pros and cons and also including factual stories of how individual citizens have made a difference in the national effort against terrorism.

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Christopher C. Harmon

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Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy Read More