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The London attack is the new face of terrorism — and it's very hard to stop

The London attack is the new face of terrorism — and it's very hard to stop | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
You can’t catch everyone who decides to turn their car into a killing machine.
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U.S. Reveals Death Toll From Airstrikes Outside War Zones

U.S. Reveals Death Toll From Airstrikes Outside War Zones | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
About 64 to 116 civilians and about 2,500 members of terrorist groups have died in American airstrikes, the Obama administration said, hundreds lower than independent estimates.
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What people mean when they label an attack "terrorism"

What people mean when they label an attack "terrorism" | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
The word means different things to different people.
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Drones may predate Obama, but his resolute use of them is unmatched

Drones may predate Obama, but his resolute use of them is unmatched | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Civilians have been killed and officials warn it will ‘weaken the rule of law’, yet the president’s actions indicate drone warfare won’t be going away anytime soon
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Good intro article on Obama's use of drones.

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The propaganda war

The propaganda war | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
A MASKED man stands behind a kneeling victim preparing to slit his throat, put a bullet in his head, or slice it off with a sword. Islamic State (IS) did not invent...
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Al-Qaida 'cut off and ripped apart by Isis'

Al-Qaida 'cut off and ripped apart by Isis' | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Insiders say group has been drained of Middle East recruits and that US wrongfooted by shift in balance of power between warring jihadi groups
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And a long read on this: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/10/how-isis-crippled-al-qaida

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Kill > Capture

Kill > Capture | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
The Obama administration's explicit policy is to capture suspected terrorists, not drone them. So why is there so much droning and so little capturing?
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Waterboarding and sleep deprivation: how the CIA tortured its detainees

Waterboarding and sleep deprivation: how the CIA tortured its detainees | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Waterboarding, confinement, sleep deprivation – Oliver Laughland takes a look at some of the ‘enhanced interrogation techniques’ used by the agency
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Soldiers for Ignorance

Soldiers for Ignorance | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Soldiers for Ignorance « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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The Myth of the Big Bad Lone Wolf

The Myth of the Big Bad Lone Wolf | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Trying to stop lone-wolf
terrorists -- much less mentally ill murderers -- is a waste of law enforcement's time and money.
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Isis announces caliphate in 'declaration of war'

Isis announces caliphate in 'declaration of war' | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
British academic says new statement suggests Isis is now challenging al-Qaida for global leadership of the jihad movement
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Who are Isis? A terror group too extreme even for al-Qaida

Who are Isis? A terror group too extreme even for al-Qaida | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
The Islamic State of Iraq in Syria has a reputation for being even more brutal than the main jihadi group of inspiration
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Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death does not signal the demise of Isis

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death does not signal the demise of Isis | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Group’s chief propagandist has been killed by suspected US airstrike, but the ideology he helped spread will be harder to defeat
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Why is ISIS turning to global terrorism? Because it’s losing.

Why is ISIS turning to global terrorism? Because it’s losing. | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
"The Islamic State’s rapid pace of violence may come at a time when they need to find a new home for the brand."
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How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili

How Isis crippled al-Qaida | Shiv Malik, Ali Younes, Spencer Ackerman, Mustafa Khalili | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
The long read: The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse
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18 things about ISIS you need to know

18 things about ISIS you need to know | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
The 18 key facts you need to understand the ongoing conflict with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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One Year of the Islamic State Caliphate, Mapped

One Year of the Islamic State Caliphate, Mapped | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
One year after establishing a caliphate, the terrorist group has carried out more than 3,000 attacks.
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An exceptional franchise

An exceptional franchise | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
IT HAS been a rough decade for al-Qaeda. America and its regional allies assassinated its top leaders from Yemen to Iraq, and made it harder for the group’s...
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Isis tricked victims into appearing calm with beheading rehearsals

Isis tricked victims into appearing calm with beheading rehearsals | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Islamic State videos featuring ‘Jihadi John’ Mohammed Emwazi were preceded by mock run of killing videos in which they were unharmed
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Senate report on CIA torture claims spy agency lied about 'ineffective' program

Senate report on CIA torture claims spy agency lied about 'ineffective' program | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Report released by Senate after four-year, $40m investigation concludes CIA repeatedly lied about brutal techniques in years after 9/11
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Insane, antisocial loners a new type of terrorist

Insane, antisocial loners a new type of terrorist | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
Terrorism is evolving. Planes crashing into skyscrapers are gone. Now it’s low-casualty, high-impact attacks by misfits in search of an identity.
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Why America refuses to pay ransoms

Why America refuses to pay ransoms | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
EARLIER this summer two dozen American commandos swooped into northern Syria in an effort to save James Foley, an American journalist (pictured), and others being...
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Interesting discussion on different responses to the al Qaeda tactic of kidnapping for ransom.

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Al Qaeda Core Down, but Terrorist Attacks Up, Says State Department

Al Qaeda Core Down, but Terrorist Attacks Up, Says State Department | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
The Obama administration has spent years arguing that the killings of Osama bin Laden and numerous al Qaeda lieutenants have defeated what it describes as the
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Al Qaeda Core: A Short History

Al Qaeda Core: A Short History | SSSC Politics Terrorism | Scoop.it
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
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