Despite the killing of Osama bin Laden , the Al-Qaeda network he inspired is still alive and well and in some places, thriving. The rise and persistence of the radical threat must be viewed through a fusion of psychology, sociology, and organization development and human behavior theory. Breaking Al-Qaeda Psychological and Operational Techniques, Second Edition serves to educate those on the front line, as well as strategic planners and thinkers on the subject.
Focusing on the background and history of Al-Qaeda, developments in recent years, and how and where Al Qaeda is spreading, it examines the current state of the terrorist network and what the organization and individual cells are doing to recruit, plan, and carry out attacks against the West. The book also investigates intelligence and counterterror methods to garner information on Al Qaeda and steps that are being taken to counter the continuing threat.
The author explores recent developments related to the Arab spring, and addresses how the Al-Qaeda network continues to expand especially in Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, Mali, and Syria. Illustrating the shifting message and ideology of Al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden, the text describes how regional and international governments can utilize intelligence and apply counterterror measures to break relationships between groups.
The Road to Breaking al-Qaeda. The Origination and Continuation of the Threat. The Mentality of the Threat. The Business of Influence. Breaking Individuals. Breaking Groups. Breaking Relationships Between Groups. The Final Break.