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Terrorism

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James M Lutz

2006

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Terrorism As Economic Warfare, Brenda Lutz, James Lutz Dec 2005

Terrorism As Economic Warfare, Brenda Lutz, James Lutz

James M Lutz

The choice of targets for terrorist attacks is often considered to be random or illogical. In other cases targets are seen as being chosen for their symbolic importance to the audience the terrorists are seeking to reach or to indicate that no area of the country is safe. Terrorist groups, however, also choose their targets because of the economic impact that the attacks will have. There are patterns in economic attacks since different groups choose different kinds of targets. There may be increases in economic targeting, especially in the tourism sector where attacks create economic hardship and to reduce revenues ...