RAND Summary of Post 9/11/01 Efforts


The Long Shadow of 9/11: America’s Response to Terrorism

Edited by Brian Michael Jenkins, John Godges

 

Contributors: Brian Michael Jenkins, John Godges, James Dobbins, Arturo Munoz, Seth G. Jones, Frederic Wehrey, Angel Rabasa, Eric V. Larson, Christopher Paul, Kim Cragin, Todd C. Helmus, Brian A. Jackson, K. Jack Riley, Gregory F. Treverton, Jeanne S. Ringel, Jeffrey Wasserman, Lloyd Dixon, Fred Kipperman, Robert T. Reville

 

This book provides a multifaceted array of answers to the question, In the ten years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, how has America responded? In a series of essays, RAND authors lend a farsighted perspective to the national dialogue on 9/11’s legacy. The essays assess the military, political, fiscal, social, cultural, psychological, and even moral implications of U.S. policymaking since 9/11. Part One of the book addresses the lessons learned from America’s accomplishments and mistakes in its responses to the 9/11 attacks and the ongoing terrorist threat. Part Two explores reactions to the extreme ideologies of the terrorists and to the fears they have generated. Part Three presents the dilemmas of asymmetrical warfare and suggests ways to resolve them. Part Four cautions against sacrificing a long-term strategy by imposing short-term solutions, particularly with respect to air passenger security and counterterrorism intelligence. Finally, Part Five looks at the effects of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. public health system, at the potential role of compensation policy for losses incurred by terrorism, and at the possible long-term effects of terrorism and counterterrorism on American values, laws, and society.

 

Full Document

http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG1107.html

 

Author Interviews

http://www.rand.org/feature/the-long-shadow.html#author-interviews

 

News Release

http://www.rand.org/news/press/2011/07/26.html

 

Events

http://www.rand.org/feature/the-long-shadow.html#events

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Table of Contents

http://www.rand.org/feature/the-long-shadow.html#book-contents

 

Introduction: The Shadow of 9/11 Across America

By Brian Michael Jenkins and John Paul Godges, editors

 

Part One: Humbled by Hubris

 

The Costs of Overreaction by James Dobbins

 

A Long-Overdue Adaptation to the Afghan Environment by Arturo Munoz

 

Lessons from the Tribal Areas by Seth G. Jones

 

The Iraq War: Strategic Overreach by America—and also al Qaeda by Frederic Wehrey

 

Part Two: Hopeful amid Extreme Ideologies and Intense Fears

 

Where Are We in the “War of Ideas”? by Angel Rabasa

 

Al Qaeda’s Propaganda: A Shifting Battlefield by Eric V. Larson

 

Have We Succumbed to Nuclear Terror? by Brian Michael Jenkins

 

Part Three: Torn Between Physical Battles and Moral Conflicts

 

Winning Every Battle but Losing the War Against Terrorists and Insurgents by Christopher Paul

 

The Strategic Dilemma of Terrorist Havens Calls for Their Isolation, Not Elimination by Kim Cragin

 

Our Own Behavior Can Be Our Weakest Link—or Our Strongest Weapon by Todd C. Helmus

 

Part Four: Driven by Unreasonable Demands

 

Don’t Let Short-Term Urgency Undermine a Long-Term Security Strategy by Brian A. Jackson

 

Flight of Fancy? Air Passenger Security Since 9/11 by K. Jack Riley

 

The Intelligence of Counterterrorism by Gregory F. Treverton

 

Part Five: Inspired to Build a Stronger America

 

The Public Health System in the Wake of 9/11: Progress Made and Challenges Remaining by Jeanne S. Ringel and Jeffrey Wasserman

 

The Link Between National Security and Compensation for Terrorism Losses by Lloyd Dixon, Fred Kipperman, and Robert T. Reville

 

The Land of the Fearful, or the Home of the Brave? by Brian Michael Jenkins

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