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Author Pape, Robert Anthony, 1960-

Title Cutting the fuse : the explosion of global suicide terrorism and how to stop it / Robert A. Pape, James K. Feldman
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 349 pages) : illustrations
Contents Why focus on suicide terrorism -- Analytic overview -- Why occupation ignites suicide terrorism -- What really motivates transnational suicide terrorists -- The largest suicide terrorist campaigns -- Iraq -- Afghanistan -- Pakistan -- Al Qaeda -- Lebanon -- Israel and Palestine -- Chechnya -- Sri Lanka -- The end of fear, the beginning of understanding
Summary Almost every week, suicide bombers attack. We know the danger--suicide attacks kill more people than all other forms of terrorism--and in response we have sacrificed the lives of soldiers and civilians, trillions of dollars, and America's reputation abroad in a futile quest for absolute security. But do we really understand what drives people to deliberately kill themselves on a mission to harm the innocent?Cutting the Fuse offers a wealth of new knowledge about the origins of suicide terrorism and strategies to stop it
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Suicide bombings.
Terrorism -- Prevention.
Terrorists -- Suicidal behavior -- Middle East.
War on Terrorism, 2001-2009.
United States -- History, Military -- 21st century.
United States -- Military policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Feldman, James K. (James Kendrick)
Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism.
LC no. 2010019947
ISBN 0226645649 (electronic bk.)
9780226645643 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)