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Bartosz Bolechów argues that the United States has committed a number of policy mistakes that are associated with its being the target of terrorist violence.  Richerd Chasdi offers an insightful investigation of a “resiliency continuum” that examines nation-state population resiliency to several spectacular terrorist events.  Clauset, Young, and Gleditsch report and discuss research on the frequency and severity of terrorist events since 1968.  R. Antony Duff argues that terrorists are entitled to be treated as enemy combatants.  A longitudinal historical dataset on domestic terrorism in Europe is presented and discussed by Jan Oskar Engene.  Mario Ferraro presents an historical comparison and analysis on the phenomenon of “martyrdom” in different cultures.  Gray and Wilson report research on how people interpret the war on terrorism.  Alberto Rocha, an inmate in Calipatria State Prison in California, equates the domestic “war on gangs” with the “war on terrorism.”  Sandler identifies the main contributions of empirical and theoretical literature on terrorism.  Stephen Schwartz raises the critical issue of security within the contexts of renewed U.S. isolationism and misperceptions of the Muslim world.  The U.S. Department of State and National Intelligence Council reports are useful reviews of the global terrorist environment.  Peter Van Ham discusses how domestic diplomacy for the “hearts and minds” of the Muslim world is a key factor for waging the United States’ war on terrorism.  Michael Walzer explores the application of standards of operations for special operations forces.  Wheeler’s article examines moral theories that are available for analyzing the deaths of innocents in the war against terrorism.

Bolechów, Bartosz.  “The United States of America Vis-à-Vis Terrorism: The Super Power’s Weaknesses and Mistakes.”  In American Behavioral Scientist, 48:6 (February 2005).

Chasdi, Richard J.  “A Continuum of Nation-State Resiliency to Watershed Terrorist Events.”  In Armed Forces & Society, 40:3, (2014).

Clauset, Aaron, Maxwell Young, and Kristian Skrede Gleditsch.  “On the Frequency of Severe Terrorist Events.”  In Journal of Conflict Resolution, 51:1 (February 2007).

Duff, R. Antony.  “Notes on Punishment and Terrorism.”  In American Behavioral Scientist, 48:6 (February 2005).

Engene, Jan Oskar.  “Five Decades of Terrorism in Europe: The TWEED Dataset.”  In Journal of Peace Research, 44:1 (2007).

Ferrero, Mario.  “Martyrdom Contracts.”  In Journal of Conflict Resolution, 50:6 (December 2006).

Gray, Jacqueline M. and Margaret A. Wilson.  “Understanding the ‘War on Terrorism’:  Responses to 11 September 2001.”  In Journal of Peace Research, 43:1 (January 2006).

Rocha, Alberto Mario.  “Undoing the Blindfold of Old Glory: Observations on 9/11 and the War on Terrorism From Lockdown USA.”  In Cultural Studies ß à Critical Methodologies, 4:2 (2004).

Sandler, Todd.  “New frontiers of terrorism research: An introduction.”  In Journal of Peace Research, vol. 48 (May 2011).

Schwartz, Stephen.  “Security or Freedom First?”  American Behavioral Scientist, vol. 51 (May 2008).

United States Department of State.  “Country Reports on Terrorism” and “Patterns of Global Terrorism.”.

United States Department of State.  The National Security Strategy of the United States.  March 2006.  

United States Department of State.  “White House Counterterrorism Reports.”

United States National Intelligence Council.  National Intelligence Estimate: The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland.  Washington, D.C. (July 2007).

Van Ham, Peter.  “War, Lies, and Videotape: Public Diplomacy and the USA’s War on Terrorism.”  Security Dialogue, 34:4 (December 2003). 

Walzer, Michael.  “On Fighting Terrorism Justly.”  In International Relations, vol. 21 (December 2007).

Wheeler, Nicholas J.  “Dying for ‘Enduring Freedom’: Accepting Responsibility for Civilian Casualties in the War Against Terrorism.”  In International Relations, 16:2 (2002).