Until recently, the odds of an individual becoming victim of a terrorist attack in a democracy like the United States were minuscule. However, the ability of a small number of terrorist-like those who just attacked the World Trade Center and the pentagon – to strike a sudden devastating blow highlights how increasingly vulnerable we are. The proliferation and availability of sophisticated weapons have made the issue of terrorism more urgent than ever. Terrorist groups no longer rely solely on firepower to make their message heard; as bioterrorism becomes a possibility, the range of victims affected can be far greater than previously imagined. Instead of attacking one specific target, cyberterrorists are interested in destroying the electronic infrastructure of their enemies, rendering them powerless by damaging computer and information systems. Global Terrorism is a balanced examination of the complex political and social issues surrounding this phenomenon.
Author: Harry Henderson
ISBN: 81 7992 148 4