September 5, 2008

Book Review - Inside Terrorism

This book is a seminal text on the historical development of terrorism and the mind of terrorists. In this revised edition, Hoffman updates his first edition to include detailed information about al Queda and other new terrorist groups, including their recruiting techniques, motivations, and tactics. Hoffman provides more than a simple analysis of these groups, probing the possible consequences of an insurgency in Iraq, terrorist's exploitation of contemporary and emerging communications technologies, and the possibilities of terrorists use of biological, chemical, nuclear, or radiological weapons. He also discusses extremist groups within the United States. He is particularly interested in the role that they have played in American understanding of and interpretation of threats by terrorist groups abroad and how they are perceived since the increase of attention on global terrorism.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Inside Terrorism
Bruce Hoffman
Rev. and Expanded ed.
HV 6431 .H626 2006