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Would-be warriors: incidents of jihadist terrorist radicalization in the United States since September 11, 2001

Would-be warriors: incidents of jihadist terrorist radicalization in the United States since September 11, 2001

Jenkins, Brian Michael

This paper examines the extent of jihadist radicalization in the United States, discusses who is being recruited, and assesses the domestic terrorist threat posed by the recruits. It then looks at how the recruits were identified by U.S. authorities and asks what this means for domestic counterterrorist strategy

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Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND 2010

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Statement of responsibility: Brian Michael Jenkins
ISBN: 0833049976, 9780833049810, 9780833049971
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 19-20).
Physical Description: 1 online resource (xi, 20 pages).
Series: Occasional paper ; OP-292-RC
Subject: POLITICAL SCIENCE International Relations General.; Terrorism Religious aspects Islam.; Domestic terrorism.; Domestic terrorism United States.; Terrorists Recruiting.; Jihad.; United States.; Terrorists Recruiting United States.; POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Freedom & Security Terrorism.
Series Title: Occasional paper (Rand Corporation) ; OP-292-RC.
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Contents

  1. An average of six cases a year
  2. Who are these homegrown terrorists?
  3. What did they intend to do?
  4. No terrorist-prone personality
  5. The 1970s saw greater terrorist violence
  6. Are we doing this right?
  7. Recruitment will continue
  8. A chronology of the cases.