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Journal of Strategic Security
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     ISSN (Print) 1944-0464 - ISSN (Online) 1944-0472
     Published by Henley-Putnam University Homepage  [1 journal]
  • The Business of Counterterrorism. Public-Private Partnerships in Homeland

    • Authors: Robert L. Ditch, Ed.D; CEM
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:46 PDT
  • The Direction of War: Contemporary Strategy In Historical Perspective

    • Authors: Mark Roberts
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:45 PDT
  • The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6, Life and Death in the
           British Secret Service

    • Authors: Ed J. Hagerty; Ph.D.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:44 PDT
  • Towards A Better U.S. Nuclear Strategy

    • Authors: John J. Klein
      Abstract: The U.S. nuclear posture and the future role of nuclear deterrence is a topic that continues to be hotly debated. This situation will continue because of changes in the international security environment and the pressure to find reductions within the U.S. defense budget. Regardless of claims to the contrary, nuclear deterrence remains critical in ensuring future peace and stability.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:43 PDT
  • Motivations and Implications of Community Service Provision by La Familia
           Michoacána / Knights Templar and other Mexican Drug Cartels

    • Authors: Shawn T. Flanigan
      Abstract: Research demonstrates that service provision by violent organizations can be an effective strategy for coercing the local community to accept and conceal a group’s violent activities, and for creating loyalty to these groups. This has been most frequently explored among political organizations such as terrorist groups, with organizations like Hezbollah and Hamas very visibly engaged in providing social welfare in addition to their violent activities. Recent reports indicate that criminal organizations in Mexico also are involved in instances of public service provision in local communities. This article explores the extent to which drug cartels operating in Mexico are involved in public service provision to members of communities where they operate, and considers possible motivations and implications for public service provision by these criminal organizations, with specific attention to the organization La Familia Michoacána/ Knights Templar. The article also gives attention to the consequences to citizenship and government of service provision by violent nonstate actors, and the ways such service provision may disrupt the social contract between the citizen and the state.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:41 PDT
  • Threat Assessment: Do Lone Terrorists Differ from Other Lone

    • Authors: Diane M. Zierhoffer
      Abstract: This study evaluates the viability of a threat assessment model developed to calculate the risk of targeted violence as a predictor of violence by potential lone terrorists. There is no profile, to date, which would assist in the identification of a lone terrorist prior to an attack. The threat assessment model developed by Borum, Fein, Vossekuil, and Berglund and described in “Threat Assessment: Defining an approach for evaluating risk of targeted violence” (1999) poses ten questions about the patterns of thinking and behaviors that may precipitate an attack of targeted violence. Three terrorists are studied to assess the model’s value as a predictor of terrorism. It is assessed for its use within law enforcement, during an investigation of someone brought to attention as a possible terrorist and for family members or friends who suspect potential terrorist behavior. Would these questions encourage someone to report a friend to prevent a possible attack? This threat assessment model provides a foundation for future research focused on developing a structured risk assessment for lone terrorists. In its present form, the questions can assist both citizens and law enforcement personnel in identifying the patterns of thought and behavior potentially indicative of a lone terrorist.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:40 PDT
  • Explaining Violent Extremism for Subgroups by Gender and Immigrant
           Background, Using SAT as a Framework

    • Authors: Nele Schils et al.
      Abstract: The principal object of this paper is to study the effects of extremist propensity, exposure to extremist moral settings and their interaction effect on political violence in sub groups by gender and immigrant background. The situational action theory, as outlined by Wikström is used as a framework. Although previous studies have found empirical evidence for this interaction effect in the light of general offending, no study so far has applied SAT to the study of violent extremism. In doing so, we will also address the stability of the interaction effect by gender and immigrant background. The present study is based on a large web survey on self-reported political violence as a measure for violent extremism. Strong support is found for the hypothesis that the effect of exposure to violent extremist moral settings is depending on the strength or weakness of individual violent extremist propensity. This indicates that exposure to violent extremist moral settings has the strongest effect on political violence for individuals with a high propensity to violent extremism. These results imply that SAT can be used to as a framework to explain individual violent extremism. This pattern is found for boys and girls of both native (Belgian) and immigrant background.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:39 PDT
  • Preventing Violent Extremism in Kenya through Value Complexity: Assessment
           of Being Kenyan Being Muslim

    • Authors: Sara Savage et al.
      Abstract: Being Kenyan Being Muslim (BKBM) is an intervention that counters violent extremism and other forms of intergroup conflict through promoting value complexity. BKBM was trialled in Eastleigh, Nairobi, Kenya with a group of twenty-four participants of Kenyan and Somali ethnicities; eight participants were identified as vulnerable to extremism, six of these were former al Shabaab members. This article provides an empirical assessment of the effectiveness of the BKBM course. The new BKBM course follows the structure of the Being Muslim Being British course that exposes participants to the multiplicity of value priorities that influential Muslims embody, and structures group activities that allow participants to explore all value positions on issues central to extremist discourse and relevant to events in Kenya, free from criticism or social pressure. The intervention, a sixteen-contact-hour course using films and group activities that enable participants to problem solve on extremism-related topics according to a broad array of their own values, was pre and post tested with twenty-four participants (twenty-two of whom completed the full assessments), (mean age 29.6, SD = 6.27). As hypothesized, Integrative Complexity (IC) increased significantly by the end of the course in written verbal data, and there was clear evidence of ability to perceive some validity in different viewpoints (achieving differentiation) in all oral participant presentations at the end of the course. Acknowledgements This project was funded by USAID and organized by the Kenya Transition Initiative. Sincere thanks go to USAID, the KTI staff and all the participants, and to Cambridge University Technical Services for their administrative support.
      PubDate: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:49:37 PDT
  • Table of Contents

    • PubDate: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:55:22 PDT
  • The Internationalization of Internal Conflicts-Threatening the State.
           Edited by Amy L. Freedman. London and New York: Routledge, 2014.
           ISBN13:978-0-415-50789-9. Notes. Sources cited. Index. 280 pages.

    • Authors: Jeffrey A. James; Ph.D.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:35 PDT
  • Routledge Companion to Intelligence Studies. Edited by Robert Dover,
           Michael S. Goodman and Claudia Hillebrand. New York, NY: Routledge, 2014.
           ISBN 978-0-415-50752-3. Figures. Tables. References, Index. Sources cited.
           Pp. xvii, 363.

    • Authors: Mark J. Roberts
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:34 PDT
  • Understanding Transatlantic Relations: Whither the West? By Serena
           Simoni. New York and London: Routledge, 2013. ISBN 978-0-415-50159-0.
           Figures. Tables. Notes. Sources cited. Index. Pp.vii- 206.

    • Authors: Benjamin Dille; Ph.D.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:32 PDT
  • Redefining the Indirect Approach, Defining Special Operations Forces (SOF)
           Power, and the Global Networking of SOF

    • Authors: Scott Morrison
      Abstract: The current Defense Strategy assigns Special Operations Forces (SOF) to play a central role in countering terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and irregular warfare. However, there has been little published that defines the role of Special Operations alongside air, land, and sea domains. The U.S. Special Operations Community struggles to define its own theoretical concepts such as direct approach and indirect approach. The U.S. SOF circles typically define direct approach with direct action and the indirect approach with foreign internal defense or security force assistance. Military theorist Liddell Hart viewed the indirect approach as a method to orient upon, target, and upset an adversary’s equilibrium in order to plan for and direct decisive blows. Today, the SOF indirect approach is arguable more applicable due to the prevalence of non-state threats and internal conflicts. Following Hart’s definition, precision raids are among the integral components of a broader application of the indirect approach. The approach also networks U.S. government power as a force when used in concert with allies and local partners. Global networking along with balanced precision raids will exponentially increase the utility of SOF power and position it to appropriately complement all domains to tackle 21st century challenges.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:30 PDT
  • From the Ground Up: The Importance of Preserving SOF Capacity Building

    • Authors: Whitney Grespin
      Abstract: The last decade of international engagements marks a shift in the way that the American military fights wars and mitigates conflict overseas. Although America has long had an affinity for creative destruction and cycles of force buildup and tear down, it is increasingly apparent that such an approach is not a viable option for the U.S. military’s path ahead. After a decade of costly conflict with large conventional forces and an abundance of direct action operations, the American way of war is evolving towards less muscle, more mind.

      To this end, the specialized training, mentoring, and capacity building skills that Special Operations Forces (SOF) receive must remain a priority in an era of fiscal austerity and streamlined resources. It is easier to strengthen security forces than to strengthen governance and the drivers that combat instability. As SOF returns to a focus on partner capacity building programs rather than direct action missions, the lessons learned of the last twelve years of international security assistance programs must be embraced and codified rather than allowed to atrophy, as is often the case when the United States military reorients its attention to new policy priorities. Reliance on external nations and allied partners, coupled with the strategic direction to employ innovative, low-cost, and small-footprint indirect approaches to prevent conflict, have made SOF a resource of choice for both Combatant Commanders and military strategists.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:28 PDT
  • Enabling Local Solutions to Global Problems: The Role of Cultural
           Intelligence in Building Global SOF Networks

    • Authors: Emily Spencer
      Abstract: In order to provide regional solutions to potentially world-wide problems, global special operations forces (SOF) networks maximize the benefits of SOF, in particular, their aptitude and ability to perform in a culturally intelligent manner. Indeed, to be able to facilitate regional solutions to potentially global problems, SOF need to exhibit high levels of cultural intelligence, which requires an understanding of culture combined with an ability to apply strategic thinking. By being able to address issues critically and creatively – the hallmarks of strategic thinking – while understanding and behaving appropriately in a variety of cultural contexts, SOF, acting within global networks, provide collective, cost effective, pre-emptive solutions for an increasingly volatile and interconnected world. This article explores methods for increasing levels of cultural intelligence and highlights the benefits of doing so while also warning of the pitfalls of not behaving in a culturally intelligent manner.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:26 PDT
  • Forces of Habit: Global SOF's Role in Countering Illicit Drug

    • Authors: Paul Rexton Kan
      Abstract: Illicit drug trafficking is a prominent national security issue in a globalizing world. Drug trafficking intersects with major security issues such as rogue and narco-states, weak and failing states, insurgencies and terrorism, transnational organized crime and protracted intrastate conflicts. These are the same issues that sets the operational environment for the deployment of SOF. Rather than treating drug trafficking as a singular and separate security issue, global SOF counternarcotics operations must adapt previous approaches to new realities.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:24 PDT
  • Global SOF and Interagency Collaboration

    • Authors: Christopher Lamb
      Abstract: The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has emphasized the importance of international SOF collaboration, or what USSOCOM refers to as a “global SOF network.” It is difficult to achieve requisite levels of collaboration even among departments and agencies within a single country, much less on an international basis. Yet USSOCOM has been rightly praised for its trailblazing collaboration efforts in counterterrorism operations, so perhaps it can extend successful collaboration to its “global SOF network.” This article argues collaboration lessons from the past decade of counterterrorism operations can be used to facilitate better international SOF collaboration. Even if the lessons are well recognized they will be hard to act upon, especially when USSOCOM is using its indirect approach to SOF missions managed out of U.S. embassies overseas. But the first step in solving any problem is recognizing the nature of the problem and what is required to solve it. The rest is all disciplined, aggressive and intelligent implementation, which Special Operations Forces do well.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:22 PDT
  • The Global SOF Network: Posturing Special Operations Forces to Ensure
           Global Security in the 21st Century

    • Authors: Keenan D. Yoho et al.
      Abstract: Globalization’s “interconnecting” effects have blended with an ethos of instability to create an extraordinarily complex global security environment. Though the number of armed conflicts worldwide has declined since the early 1990s, the character of those conflicts has evolved in some troubling ways. Conventional inter-state wars are less common, but they have been displaced by a proliferation of smaller scale, asymmetric, diffuse and episodic struggles: What Trinquier calls “subversive warfare or revolutionary warfare.” The participants in these conflicts are not limited to national military forces, but include a range of non-state actors, including militias, ethnic groups, illicit transnational networks, informal paramilitary organizations, and violent extremists. Many of today’s most vexing global threats, including those that affect the United States’ national security interests, emanate from terrorist networks, transnational criminal organizations, rogue states, and the intersection of activities and shared objectives among malicious actors operating from frontiers or “ungoverned spaces.” Special Operations Forces (SOF) have had an essential, but evolving, role in countering those threats. The articles assembled in this issue of Journal of Strategic Security examine SOF’s role in the global, joint force of the future. Through a military-academic partnership between U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) and the University of South Florida, five papers have been selected for the purpose of further developing dialogue on issues related to SOF’s pivot toward partnership-driven, indirect action. Some common themes emerge in these works: a view that future security rests in partnerships, and an acknowledgement that the threats, constraints, and realities of the current strategic environment demand applications of “smart power” to assure collective security.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:20 PDT
  • Table of Contents

    • PubDate: Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:45:18 PDT
  • Critical Terrorism Studies Since 11 September 2001: What Has Been
           Learned' Edited by David Miller, Jessie Blackbourn, Rani Dhanda and
           Helen Dexter. New York, NT: Routledge, 2014.

    • Authors: Mark Roberts
      Abstract: Critical Terrorism Studies Since 11 September 2001: What Has Been Learned' Edited by David Miller, Jessie Blackbourn, Rani Dhanda and Helen Dexter. New York, NT: Routledge, 2014. ISBN 978-0-415-83852-8. Graphs. Tables. Sources cited. Index. Pp. viii, 144. $137.75.
      PubDate: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:36:55 PST
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