Another RAND report looks at al Qaeda’s attacks from 1993 to 2004 and finds that al Qaeda is attempting to cripple the U.S. economy. A similar report from the Milkin Institute, conducted in 2006, looked at incidents dating from 1972 and concluded that “a terrorist attack in a country in a given year reduces its GDP growth by .57 percentage points.”
By Jennifer L. Hesterman; reviewed by Hugh J. Martin
In The Terrorist-Criminal Nexus, Dr. Jennifer L. Hesterman presents the reader with a well-written catalog of the various terrorist factions presently active in the world. A colonel who has retired from the U.S. Air Force, the author has studied these groups in depth.