In the world of terrorism, knowledge is a critical asset. Recent studies have revealed that, among international terrorists, there is a global sharing of ideas, tactics, strategies, and lessons learned. This volume explores how, where, and what these terrorists are learning, and highlights why the most lethal terrorist groups are committed to the principles of organizational learning.
James JF Forest is director of terrorism studies at the U.S. Military Academy.
Chapter 1 List of Acronyms Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Ackonwledgments Chapter 4 Introduction Part 5 Part I Understanding Knowledge Transfer in the Terrorist World Chapter 6 How Terrorists Learn Chapter 7 Organizational Learning and Terrorist Groups Chapter 8 Training Camps and Other Centers of Learning Chapter 9 Virtual Training Camps: Terrorists' Use of the Internet Chapter 10 The Media as a Showcase for Terrorism Chapter 11 The Techincal Challenges of Nuclear and Radiological Terrorism Part 12 Part II Case Studies Chapter 12 Renew to Last: Innovation and Strategy of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Chapter 13 Al Qaeda's Lose and Learn Doctrine: The Trajectory from Oplan Bojinka to 9/11 Chapter 14 Learning to Survive: The Case of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) Chapter 16 The Making of the Jemaah Islamiyah Terrorist Chapter 17 Conclusion Chapter 18 Bibliography Chapter 19 Index Chapter 20 About the Contributors