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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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Al Qaeda

Al Qaeda

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(p.167) Chapter Six Al Qaeda
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Cutting the Fuse
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226645643.003.0007

This chapter examines the suicide terrorism campaign of Al Qaeda. It outlines the group's origins, its visionary goals of restoring the Caliphate, its strategic calculus aimed at removing Western military and political influence from Muslim lands, and its tactical objectives borne of operational constraints and opportunities. The chapter evaluates the group's internal cohesiveness, its external alliances with other organizations, and the Arab public support for its goals and objectives. It also explains that while Al Qaeda never produced a high volume of attacks, its attacks have attracted substantial attention worldwide because of the high number of casualties.

Keywords:   Al Qaeda, suicide terrorism, Caliphate, Western military influence, political influence, internal cohesiveness, external alliances

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