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William Rosenau is a senior research scientist at CNA Strategic Studies, a federally funded research and development center in Alexandria, VA. His publications include Acknowledging Limits: Police Advisors and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan (Marine Corps University Press, 2011); US Internal Security Assistance to South Vietnam: Insurgency, Subversion, and Public Order (Routledge, 2005); and The Radicalization of Diasporas and Terrorism (ed., with Doron Zimmermann, Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich, 2009). His PhD is from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, London.

Recovering the History of ‘Homegrown’ American Terrorism: The Black Liberation Army

The belief that al-Qaeda represents a fundamentally new (and by extension, uniquely threatening) form of terrorism remains strong among scholars, journalists, and policymakers- a tendency that has helped to obscure the history of terrorism.  After all, with al-Qaeda and the ‘new’ terrorism now in full swing, what was the point of understanding the ‘old’? This [...]

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