HUMINT and Al Qaeda Analytical Essay by Top Papers

HUMINT and Al Qaeda
This paper looks at the importance of human intelligence in facing the threat of Al Qaeda.
# 136793 | 750 words | 1 source | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that while spies have been used in wars of history and now spy satellites roam the skies, it is still Human Intelligence (HUMINT) that is needed. With Al Qaeda such a close-knit Afghan and Arab intermingled group, finding human intelligence personnel to infiltrate is difficult because of language and problems of family and village relationships.

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"Al Qaeda poses the greatest threat against America and Americans because it is a highly radical Islamic terrorist organization whose hatred of the west and its so-called "infidels" provides the sort of rage that inspires even teenagers to become suicide bombers. It is not a hatred of the West's affluence (after all, the Saudis are oil-rich). It is not even a hatred of non-Muslim religions. Al Qaeda represents the most ultra-conservative yet vicious Muslims who are blinded by a fervor that is a combination of misguided religion and political fanaticism. Unlike in a declared war, where there are two sides of combatants, Al Qaeda is not a ..."

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