Breaking Al-Qaeda: Psychological and Operational Techniques, Second Edition

Elena Mastors

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May 12, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 241 Pages - 13 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482230116 - CAT# K22645

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Features

    • Reports on developments related to the Arab Spring
    • Describes the message and ideology of al-Qaeda since the death of Osama bin Laden
    • Examines how, why, and where the al-Qaeda network is expanding
    • Outlines al-Qaeda recruitment and attack planning tactics and explains how to counter them
    • Details psychological and operational techniques for countering network groups and fracturing relationships between groups

    Summary

    Breaking Al-Qaeda: Psychological and Operational Techniques, Second Edition explores the background and history of al-Qaeda, covers recent developments, and explains how, why, and where the al-Qaeda network is expanding. The author examines the current state of the terrorist network and describes what groups in the network are doing to recruit, plan, and carry out attacks worldwide.

    The book reports on intelligence and counterterror methods being used to garner information on al-Qaeda. It describes how the destabilization of Arab countries has led to opportunities for terrorists to capitalize on that instability and gain a foothold in countries such as Egypt, Yemen, Somalia, and Syria.

    • Addresses information collection and analysis
    • Provides an overview of the business of informational influence
    • Explains how psychology can be used to understand and exploit individuals in terrorist networks
    • Explores the relationships between the core of al-Qaeda and other groups

    Illustrating the message and ideology of al-Qaeda since the death of Usama bin Laden, the text explains the steps being taken to counter this threat. It also details psychological and operational techniques that can be used to counter network groups and fracture relationships between groups.