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The Resource Armed groups : the 21st century threat, Peter G. Thompson

Armed groups : the 21st century threat, Peter G. Thompson

Label
Armed groups : the 21st century threat
Title
Armed groups
Title remainder
the 21st century threat
Statement of responsibility
Peter G. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this age of asymmetric warfare, battles are fought more and more against armed groups of opponents such as terrorists, insurgents, or transnational criminal organizations. This text is the first to categorize armed groups and analyze their characteristics in a systematic way to provide a thorough overview of all types of armed groups and the role they play in today's security environment. Drawing on international case studies and histories, the work analyzes the objectives, strategies, and internal composition of armed groups and the environments that foster them. It demonstrates that armed groups often behave in an "hybrid" fashion, be it the criminal actions terrorists groups take to fund their goals or the role terrorist actions play in criminal organizations. As such dividing lines blur, governments need to figure out how, where, and when these armed groups are operating in zones of conflict or peace, as well as their motivations, structures, and ultimate objectives. This thorough and groundbreaking study will provide students with a strategic view of who armed groups are, how to analyze them, and what geopolitical and geostrategic factors influence their origins and operations."--Book description, Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Peter G
Dewey number
355.02/18
Index
index present
LC call number
JC328.5
LC item number
.T485 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Insurgency
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Terrorists
  • Security, International
  • International relations and terrorism
  • Insurgency
  • International relations and terrorism
  • Security, International
  • Special forces (Military science)
  • Terrorists
Label
Armed groups : the 21st century threat, Peter G. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877365471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781442226524
Lccn
2014017099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442226531
  • (OCoLC)877365471
Label
Armed groups : the 21st century threat, Peter G. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877365471
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 235 pages
Isbn
9781442226524
Lccn
2014017099
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781442226531
  • (OCoLC)877365471

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