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Jihadization Each of these phases is unique and has specific signatures… The NYPD shows its grasp of the realities of 4GW by not seeing the enemy as a structure or organization: Al-Qaeda has provided the inspiration for homegrown radicalization and terrorism; direct command and control by al-Qaeda has been the exception rather than the rule among the case studies reviewed in this study… Rather, it radicalization is a phenomenon that occurs because the individual is looking for an identity and a cause… Salafist Islam provides the identity and cause these young men are seeking -- and as a number of the case studies show, it has an appeal beyond ethnic boundaries.
The NYPD study correctly notes that: For those who believe the "terrorist" threat is waning, Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat should provide a needed wake-up call. The good news here is that unlike the military, the cops get it.
Perhaps that should not surprise us. I did not modify the talk for a police audience; I told them I did not know enough about policing to be able to do that. They had to translate it from military to police terms themselves.
For cops, the real world is the street, not the internal world of promotion and budget politics that absorbs most American military officers. Outward focus, it seems, makes a difference. Lind As the Presidential debate wallow their sorry way through a sea of inanities, leaving in their wake million glazed eyes, a novel thought occurs: I have just such a question at hand, one that happens to be central to the future of our republic: How, dear sir or madam, do you propose, if elected President, to avoid a long war?
Make no mistake, the Washington Establishment intends our future will be defined by a long war, with all that entails. We see that today, as America takes another step toward the long war. Without thought or reflection, without debate by our elected officials, without our consent.
Fabius cites as evidence the opening lines of the Quadrennial Defense Review: The United States is a nation engaged in what will be a long war.
Since the attacks of September 11,our Nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. As usual in Washington, the names are changed to protect the guilty. Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland wrote on October 21, Pentagon leaders have, in fact, shifted to talking of "an era of persistent conflict" rather than "the long war," a phrase that implied a military-dominated struggle with distinct battlefields and a clearly defined end.
Today that sounds downright optimistic. The Army must remake itself with that in mind, he added. Sun Tzu said it succinctly: Which, just possibly, ought not be the highest qualification for public office, all appearances notwithstanding.
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