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Strategic Intelligence Management by Simeon Yates, Babak Akhgar

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Chapter 2

Securing the State

Strategic Responses for an Interdependent World

Andrew Staniforth

A catalyst for change

For several generations terrorist groups pursuing their political, religious, and ideological beliefs have planned and executed attacks on the free and democratic communities of the Western world. The UK in particular has a long history of tackling terrorists and extremists who have had cause to challenge and violently oppose British values of tolerance, human rights, and the rule of law. And yet the largest loss of life of British citizens during a single terrorist attack did not occur in Britain at all but in the United States. Among the 2,977 people murdered on September 11, 2001, 67 were British. Acts of terrorism—in its widest ...

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