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NCJ Number: 136320 Find in a Library
Title: Current Research on Terrorism and Low-Intensity Conflict
Journal: Studies in Conflict and Terrorism  Volume:15  Issue:1  Dated:(January-March 1992)  Pages:25-37
Author(s): B Hoffman
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 13
Type: Best Practice/State-of-the-Art Review
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article surveys the published literature on terrorism and low-intensity conflict (LIC).
Abstract: One purpose of this survey is to assess the role that research on terrorism and LIC can play both in countering current and likely future adversaries and in addressing existing and potentially new challenges. The second purpose is to provide a baseline assessment of how firm a foundation current research into these subjects has provided. The author argues that the need for policy-relevant research in terrorism and LIC is greater than ever before. Since United States security concerns and overseas interests in the coming decades are likely to be increasingly affected by a multiplicity of conflicts short of war throughout the globe, research is required to help identify the resources that will be required and the array of innovative, flexible policy responses that will be needed. Assistance is also required to help the United States define what those interests are and how they can best be served. 52 notes (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Counter-terrorism tactics; Low intensity conflicts
Index Term(s): International terrorism; Research programs; Research uses in policymaking
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