Thomas, Kiser, and Casebeer fill an important void in terrorism literature. To date, much has been written about the root causes of terrorism. Less has been written about violent non-state actors who are today's main terrorist threat. And, until this book, nothing authoritative has been written about how, where, when, and why to intervene so that violent non-state actors can't perpetuate terrorist acts such as those of 9/11. Reading this book will give policy makers the necessary tools to preclude, mitigate, and possibly even prevent, future terrorist acts. A must-read for those charged with the security of the United States and its allies. (Col. Russ Howard, director of the Combating Terrorism Center, U.S. Military Academy)
About the Author
Troy S. Thomas is an Air Force Officer with professional experience in intelligence operations and defense policy. He is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Member of the Council for Emerging National Security Affairs. Stephen D. Kiser is Director of Operations at the 614th Space Intelligence Squadron at Vandenberg Air Force Base and is a Term Memeber of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council for International Programs. William D. Casebeer is a former associate professor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and is currently at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.