Nova Publishers
My Account Nova Publishers Shopping Cart
HomeBooksSeriesJournalsReference CollectionseBooksInformationSalesImprintsFor Authors
  Top » Catalog » Books » Education » Book Chapters » The Global War on Terrorism: Assessing the American Response » My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
What's New? more
Doxycycline: Medical Uses and Effects
Shopping Cart more
0 items
Shipping & Returns
Privacy Notice
Conditions of Use
Contact Us
01.Presidential War Powers And The War On Terrorism: Are We Destined To Repeat Our Mistakes?
02.The War On Terrorism In The Balkans: A Report Card On Us Policy After 9/11
03.The Evolution Of American Grand Strategy And The War On Terrorism: Clinton And Bush Perspectives
Notifications more
NotificationsNotify me of updates to Terrorism In Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines And Indonesia
Tell A Friend
Tell someone you know about this product.
Terrorism In Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines And Indonesia $25.00
Authors:  Palmer, Ronald D. (George Washington University)
After startling late 2001 discoveries of al Qaeda-connected terrorist activities in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Indonesia, the American deployment of 660 troops to the Southern Philippines was described by some commentators as the opening of a US-led Southeast Asian Second Front in the War on Terrorism. In fact, however, as the October 12, 2002 carefully-orchestrated terrorist bombing of a Bali nightclub indicated in which almost 200 persons, mainly westerners, were killed al Qaeda had long since prepared its own Southeast Asian Second Front. Such preparations seem to go back to the early and mid-1990s, a period of inadequate or misdirected attention by the United States to the region. Local governments were otherwise preoccupied with severe economic and political problems. Muslim dissidence in the southern Philippines was nothing new; it had persisted since the early 1970s. Such fledgling groups as the seemingly overly ambitious Malaysian Kumpulan Mujahidden Malaysia (Malaysian Mujahidden Group, KMM) or the Jemaah Islamiya (Islamic Community, JI), with aspirations of developing a region-wide Islamic state, seemed inconsequential at best. The concept of ties between these groups and a foreign terrorist group like al Qaeda seemed far-fetched. And yet, as it were, beneath the radar of local and US intelligence surveillance, al Qaeda was able to penetrate and manipulate local Islamist grievances. This chapter attempts to analyze how this happened before and after the 11 September 2001 bombing of the US Trade Center in New York. 

Available Options:
Special Focus Titles
01.Violent Communication and Bullying in Early Childhood Education
02.Cultural Considerations in Intervention with Women and Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence
03.Chronic Disease and Disability: The Pediatric Lung
04.Fruit and Vegetable Consumption and Health: New Research
05.Fire and the Sword: Understanding the Impact and Challenge of Organized Islamism. Volume 2

Nova Science Publishers
© Copyright 2004 - 2022

Terrorism In Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines And Indonesia