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Cutting the FuseThe Explosion of Global Suicide Terrorism and How to Stop It$
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Robert A. Pape and James K. Feldman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226645605

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.001.0001

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Why Occupation Ignites Suicide Terrorism

Why Occupation Ignites Suicide Terrorism

(p.19) Chapter One Why Occupation Ignites Suicide Terrorism
Cutting the Fuse
University of Chicago Press

This chapter investigates how military occupation drives ordinary people to become suicide terrorists. It analyzes the global patterns of suicide attacks around the world from 1980 to 2003, which involved about 350 suicide attacks, and from 2004 to 2009, when the number of suicide attacks around the world escalated sharply and became more focused against the United States. The findings indicate that the conquest of Muslim countries since 2001 has vastly increased anti-American suicide terrorism around the world and suggests that the war on terrorism from 2001 to 2009 has failed to make Americans safer.

Keywords:   military occupation, suicide terrorists, United States, anti-American terrorism, suicide terrorism, war on terrorism

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