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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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(p.112) Chapter Four Afghanistan
Cutting the Fuse
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This chapter, which explores the origins and goals of the two principal groups responsible for suicide terrorism in Afghanistan—the Taliban and Al Qaeda—reveals that the initiation and trajectory of suicide terrorism in Afghanistan is the direct result of foreign occupation. It explains that many Afghans support suicide attacks as a strategy to end Western military operations and a crisis of confidence in the Afghan central government. The chapter also analyzes Pakistan's close ties to the Taliban and Al Qaeda, which continue to frustrate U.S. counterterrorism efforts in the region.

Keywords:   suicide terrorism, Afghanistan, Taliban, Al Qaeda, foreign occupation, military operations, crisis of confidence, Afghan central government, Pakistan, U.S. counterterrorism

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