TITLE

The Motive for Terrorism That Officials Dare Not Acknowledge

AUTHOR(S)
Porter, Gareth
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Foreign Policy in Focus;9/13/2011, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores how the U.S. campaign in Iraq and Afghanistan is gaining support for jihadist movement. Citing intelligence reports, security experts state that the threat coming from self-radicalized cells will expand in the region and abroad. Surveys conducted in South Asia revealed that the real intent of the U.S. war on terror was to divide the Muslim world. The drone attacks that killed several people in Pakistan only stoked popular anger against Americans.
ACCESSION #
65596555

 

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