eBook The War on Terror Encyclopedia: From the Rise of Al Qaeda to 9/11 and Beyond, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610695119
  • ISBN-13: 9781610695114
  • DDC: 363.32503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 504 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015
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Overview

The War on Terror is more than a political movement to identify and prosecute terrorists ... it has become a cornerstone of economic and military importance. This campaign has shaped policy in the Middle East, prompted uprisings of Islamic fundamentalists against the West, and redefined the ideology of warfare. This single-volume encyclopedia provides readers with more than 200 engaging entries on the myriad events, key individuals, and organizations that have played a major role in the War on Terror. The A-Z entries define the policies and doctrines; describe the armies, battlefields, and weapons employed; and profile the figures whose actions and decisions set the course of history. The expert contributors decode military jargon for non-specialist readers and explain the unconventional tactics used in the War on Terror, shedding light on the reason behind the attacks, the political maneuvering of the leaders involved, and the internal conflicts and external clashes that drove terrorists to settle all over the world. The book also includes detailed essays on the impact of the September 11 attacks on U.S. foreign policy, presidential powers, and public opinion.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: Abdel-Rahman, Omar (Aka the Blind Sheikh).
2: Able Danger.
3: Abouhalima, Mahmud.
4: Abu Ghraib.
5: Achille Lauro Hijacking.
6: African Embassy Bombings.
7: Alec Station.
8: Al-Ittihad Al-Islami (Also Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya) (AIAI).
9: Al-Qaeda.
10: Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
11: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
12: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.
13: Al-Quds Mosque.
14: American Airlines Flight 11.
15: American Airlines Flight 77.
16: Amman Hotel Bombings.
17: Anglo-American Alliance.
18: Anthrax Attacks (United States).
19: Arab-Israeli Conflict, Overview.
20: Atef, Mohammad.
21: Atta, Mohamed El-Amir Awad El-Sayed.
22: Australian Embassy (Jakarta) Bombing.
23: “Axis of Evil”.
24: Azzam, Sheikh Abdullah Yussuf.
25: Baghdad Ministry of Justice and Provincial Council Building Bombings.
26: Bali Bombings.
27: Benghazi Attacks.
28: Bin Laden, Osama.
29: Blackwater (Academi).
30: Bojinka, Operation.
31: Boston Marathon Bombing.
32: Brooklyn Bridge Bomb Plot.
33: Bush Administration.
34: Bush Doctrine.
35: Carter Doctrine.
36: Centennial Olympic Park Bombing.
37: Central Intelligence Agency.
38: Cheney, Richard Bruce.
39: Chomsky, Noam.
40: Christmas Day (2009) Airline Terror Plot.
41: Christmas Eve (2000) Bombings.
42: Clarke, Richard A..
43: Clinton Administration.
44: Coercive Interrogation Techniques.
45: Cold War Peace Dividend, U.S. Troop/Force Structure Reductions.
46: Combined Forces Command—Afghanistan.
47: Conscientious Objection and Dissent in the U.S. Military.
48: Cost, Global War on Terror.
49: Counterinsurgency.
50: Counterterrorism Center.
51: Counterterrorism Strategy.
52: Cultural Imperialism, U.S..
53: Dallas Skyscraper Plot.
54: Dar es Salaam, U.S. Embassy Bombing.
55: Defense Intelligence Agency.
56: Democratization and the Global War on Terror.
57: Dozier (James) Kidnapping.
58: Eagle Claw, Operation.
59: Economic Impact of the September 11, 2001, Attacks.
60: Enduring Freedom, Operation.
61: Fahrenheit 9/11.
62: Failed States and the Global War on Terror.
63: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
64: Feith, Douglas.
65: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.
66: Fort Dix Plot.
67: Gates, Robert Michael.
68: Gemayel (Bashir) Assassination.
69: Global War on Terror.
70: Ground Zero Mosque Controversy.
71: Guantánamo Bay Detainment Camp.
72: Hamburg Cell.
73: Hanjour, Hani Saleh Husan.
74: Harakat ul-Jihad Al-Isalami (HuJI).
75: Heathrow Liquid Bomb Plot.
76: Hezbollah (Party of God).
77: Human Shields.
78: Impact of 9/11 on Presidential Power.
79: Impact of 9/11 on U.S. Foreign Policy.
80: Impact of 9/11 on U.S. Public Opinion.
81: Improvised Explosive Devices.
82: Indian Embassy (Kabul) Bombing.
83: International Emergency Economic Powers Act.
84: International Red Cross Headquarters (Baghdad) Bombing.
85: International Security Assistance Force.
86: Iraqi Freedom, Operation.
87: Iraqi Insurgency.
88: Iraq War.
89: Islamic Army of Aden (IAA).
90: Islamic Radicalism.
91: Jamaa al-Tawhid wa’a Jihad (JTJ).
92: Joint Chiefs of Staff.
93: Joint Direct Attack Munitions and Small Diameter Bomb.
94: Joint Terrorism Task Force.
95: Justification for the September 11 Suicide Mission.
96: Kill List.
97: Kuala Lumpur Meeting.
98: La Belle Discotheque Bombing.
99: Lashkar-E-Jhangvi (LeJ).
100: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
101: Lindh, John Walker.
102: London Bombings.
103: Madrid Airport Bombing.
104: Madrid Commuter Train Bombings.
105: Madrid Convention Center Bombing.
106: Marine Corps Barracks (Beirut) Bombing.
107: Martyrdom.
108: McChrystal, Stanley A..
109: Military Tribunals.
110: Millennium Plots.
111: Mohammed, Fazul Abdullah.
112: Mohammed, Khalid Sheikh.
113: Moussaoui, Zacarias.
114: Multi-National Force—Iraq.
115: Nairobi, Kenya, Bombing of U.S. Embassy.
116: Nairobi, Kenya, Shopping Mall Attack.
117: Narcoterrorism.
118: Nashiri, Abd al-Rahim al-.
119: National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (9/11 Commission).
120: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
121: National Security Agency.
122: Negroponte, John Dimitri.
123: Network-Centric Warfare.
124: New York City Landmarks Bombing Conspiracy.
125: New York City Synagogue Bomb Plots.
126: New York Stock Exchange Bomb Plot.
127: Nidal, Abu.
128: Nineteen Martyrs.
129: North American Aerospace Defense Command.
130: Nosair, El Sayyid.
131: Obama Administration.
132: Padilla, José.
133: Pan Am/Lockerbie Bombing.
134: Pearl, Daniel.
135: Penn Station Bomb Plot.
136: Pentagon Attack.
137: Perle, Richard.
138: Persian Gulf War.
139: Petraeus, David Howell.
140: Phoenix Memo.
141: Pilot Training for September 11 Attacks.
142: Powell, Colin Luther.
143: Predator.
144: Qutb, Sayyid.
145: Reid, Richard.
146: Rendition.
147: Ressam, Ahmed.
148: Rowley, Coleen.
149: Rudolph, Eric.
150: Rumsfeld, Donald Henry.
151: Rwanda.
152: Satellites, Use of by Coalition Forces.
153: Saudi Arabian Embassy (Khartoum) Attack.
154: Scheuer, Michael.
155: SEAL Teams, U.S. Navy.
156: Sears Tower Bomb Plot.
157: September 11 Attacks, International Reactions to.
158: September 11 Terrorist Trial Controversy.
159: Shia Islam.
160: Somalia, International Intervention.
161: Suicide Bombings.
162: Sunni Islam.
163: Swift Project.
164: Taliban.
165: Taliban, Destruction of Bamiyan and Pre-Islamic Artifacts.
166: Television, Middle Eastern.
167: Tenet, George.
168: Terrorism.
169: Times Square Bomb Plot.
170: TIPOFF.
171: Torture of Prisoners.
172: United Airlines Flight 93.
173: United Airlines Flight 175.
174: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles.
175: Usa Patriot Act.
176: U.S. Central Command.
177: U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
178: U.S. Embassy (Athens) Rocket Attack.
179: U.S. Embassy (Beirut) Bombing.
180: U.S. Embassy (Sana’a) Attack.
181: U.S. Embassy (Tehran) Hostage Crisis.
182: U.S. European Command.
183: Uss Cole Bombing.
184: U.S. Special Operations Command.
185: War Correspondents.
186: Warlords, Afghanistan.
187: War Powers Act.
188: Weapons of Mass Destruction.
189: Woodward, Robert Upshur.
190: World Trade Center Bombing.