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Al Qaeda - Current and Future Trends
An overview of the Al Qaeda and its organizational and developmental history.
# 115287 | 4,166 words | 14 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jul 14, 2009 in Religion and Theology (Islam) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11)

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This study takes a look at the Islamic group Al Qaeda and provides an overview of its organizational and developmental history. Additionally, the group's base and location of operations and its financing and support sources are reviewed, as well as an analysis of Al Qaeda's motivations, ideology and purpose. A list of Al Qaeda's adversaries and enemies and a description of locations and tactics used in its attacks is also provided. In addition, a review of countermeasures that have been shown to be effective against Al Qaeda is also presented, followed by an analysis of the projected future for the group. Furthermore, the paper discusses potential security management solutions and countermeasures that could be deployed against these projected future threats. This discussion is then followed by a summary of the research and important findings in the conclusion. This paper includes pictures and tables.

Al Qaeda: Current and Future Trends
Review and Discussion
Name of the Organization and "Type" of Terrorist Group.
Organizational and Developmental History.
Base or Sanctuary; and Location of Operations.
Financing/Support Sources.
Motivations, Ideology and Purpose.
Location of Attacks and Tactics Employed.
Countermeasures or Anti-terrorist Options/Strategies That Have Been Successful
Projected Future.
Security Management Solutions and Countermeasures.

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