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Harmon, Christopher C. "Five Strategies of Terrorism." Small Wars and Insurgencies 12 (Autumn 2001): 39-66.

Harmon, Christopher C. Terrorism Today. London and Portland, OR: Frank Cass, 2000.

Although this work was written prior to 11 September 2001, Jonkers, AFIO WIN 30-02 (29 Jul. 2002), recommends it "for those who look at patterns, trends and other aspects of terrorism." Joes, I&NS 16.2, finds that this work "provides a useful bibliography and a glossery of terrorist groups. The copious notes are of great value,... containing much useful information and often very astute analytical comments.... [However,] the author is not always as careful as one might like in establishing and maintaining the real and important distinction between terrorists and guerrillas."

Friedman, Parameters 31 (Summer 2001), comments that this work "provides a current study to remind the reader that while there are few instances of terrorism alone accomplishing strategic goals, it often succeeds at the tactical level. Dr. Harmon's translations of the primary published thoughts of various terrorists is a major supplement to this book.." For Bath, NIPQ 17.2, "Terrorism Today is well researched and well organized and of great value to those interested in ... the problem of countering terrorist activities."

Harris, Lee. "Al Qaeda's Fantasy Ideology: War without Clausewitz." Policy Review 115 (Aug.-Sep. 2002): 19-37.

Hastedt, Glenn. "Estimating Intentions in an Age of Terrorism: Garthoff Revisited." Defense Intelligence Journal 14, no. 1 (2005): 47-62.

The author does a fine (if at times strained) job of stretching Raymond Garthoff's "10 common fallacies made in estimating and imputing intentions" during the Cold War to cover the war on terrorism. [See Raymond L. Garthoff, "On Estimating and Imputing Intentions," International Security 2 (Winter 1978): 22-32.]

Hoffman, Bruce. Inside Terrorism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. Rev. & expanded ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2006.

Rose, FA 78.2 (Mar.-Apr. 1999), calls this work "a concise yet authoritative survey of trends in terrorism past and present." According to a publisher's note, the revised edition includes "updated coverage" on 9/11 and its aftermath and the Madrid and London bombings.

Hoffman, Frank G. Homeland Security: A Competitive Strategies Approach. Washington, DC: Center for Defense Information, 2002.

Wiggins, NWCR (Spring 2003), comments that the author "stays out of the tactical and operational level of the 'war' [on terrorism] and focuses on the strategic level and the planning cycle." Hoffman "offers a process to enhance U.S. capabilities through a simple 'course of action' analysis based on comparisons of known and perceived threats with strategies used by policy makers in recent history.... [He] provides valuable insights into the various strategies of homeland security that could be undertaken by the United States, making it clear that no single plan will suffice."

Hoge, James F., Jr., and Gideon Rose, eds.

1. How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.

Bergen, FA 81.2, comments that the essays included here "examine everything from the economic impact of the [9/11] attacks to the troubled recent history of Afghanistan." The volume includes an article by Richard K. Betts about the U.S. intelligence community.

2. Understanding the War on Terror. Washington, DC: Foreign Affairs, 2005.

Howard, Russell, Reid Sawyer, and Natasha Bajema, eds. Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the New Security Environment, Readings and Interpretations. 3d ed. New York: McGraw Hill, 2008.

From publisher: This volume brings together "original and previously published seminal articles and essays by political scientists, government officials, and members of the nation's armed forces. The editors and several of the authors write from practical field experience in the nation's war on terrorism. Others have had significant responsibility for planning government policy and responses."

Hutchings, Robert. "X + 9/11: Everything I Needed to Know about Fighting Terrorism I Learned from George F. Kennan." Foreign Policy 143 (Jul.-Aug. 2004): 70-72.

Ilardi, Gaetano Joe.

1. "Al-Qaeda's Counterintelligence Doctrine: The Pursuit of Operational Certainty and Control.." International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence 22, no. 2 (Summer 2009): 246-274.

Advocating a counterintelligence doctrine that calls for a detailed 'knowledge of the enemy,' al-Qaeda has established the collection of information on the methodologies and practices of its foes as a major intelligence priority."

2. "Al-Qaeda's Operational Intelligence -- A Key Prerequisite to Action." Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 31, no. 12 (Dec. 2008): 1072-1102.

Jane's Information Group. Jane's World Insurgency and Terrorism. Surrey, UK, and Alexandria, VA: Jane's Information Group, 2003.

This database on worldwide terrorist groups is updated three times a year. Available on-line, as a CD, and in softcover.

Jenkins, Brian Michael, et al. Ed., James O. Ellis, III. Terrorism: What's Coming -- The Mutating Threat. Oklahoma City, OK: Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT), 2007.

From Jenkins' "Introduction": "This introduction is about how terrorism has changed over the years and how it hasn't. It suggests that some developments seen as jihadist innovations are, in fact, neither new nor unique. It discerns some disturbing long-term trends, but it also points out some of the limitations inherent in terrorism."

Jordán, Javier, Manuel R. Torres, and Nicola Horsburgh. "The Intelligence Services' Struggle aganist al-Qaeda Propaganda." International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence 18, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 31-49.

Katz, Samuel M.

1. Global Counterstrike: International Counterterrorism. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.

2. U.S. Counterstrike: American Counterterrorism. Minneapolis, MN: Lerner Publishing Group, 2004.

These books are targeted at ages 9-12.

Katz, Samuel M. Relentless Pursuit: The DSS and the Manhunt for the Al-Qaeda Terrorists. New York: Forge, 2002.

Peake, Studies 48.3 (2004), finds that the focus here is on the role of the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) "in the fight against terrorism and the hunt for Ramzi Yousef.... The seldom mentioned DSS agents have a difficult job, and Katz tells their story well."

Katzman, Kenneth. Terrorism: Near Eastern Groups and State Sponsors, 2001. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, 10 Sep. 2001. Available at: http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL31119.pdf.

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