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Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold


Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold

Abstract: 

In its final report last summer, the 9/11 Commission recounted the failures of the Clinton and Bush administrations to confront terrorist threats.  Timothy
Naftali'sn ew book adds historical depth to that critique by tracing the development of U.S. counterterrorism policy since the end of World War II. Like
the commission, Naftali-a diplomatic historian at the University of Virginia who worked as a consultant to the panel focuses mainly on external threats to the
United States and wonders whether the attacks of September 1i, 2001, could have been prevented. But as an academic, he can more readily blame top policy
makers and government agencies than the commissioners could.  What others have termed failures of intelligence, he calls failures of policy.
 

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Full Citation: 

Crenshaw, Martha. 2005. "Counterterrorism in Retrospect: Chronicle of a War Foretold." Foreign Affairs (April): 193-194. http://www.jstor.org/stable/20034430
 

START Author(s): 
Martha Crenshaw
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