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Some measures taken in the name of counterterrorism - be they criminal prosecutions, economic sanctions, military strikes, or something else - may, in certain ways and in certain circumstances, be not only ineffective but counterproductive. [Terrorism and US Foreign Policy, Paul Pillar, p. 10]

From my experience in Iraq, I also noticed that intelligence, specifically HUMINT, drives the fight. Combat power is useless if we don't know how or where to employ our forces. Intelligence on the military and civilian side of the house are extremely important to the war on terrorism. 

Economic Sanctions
  • Cuba
  • Iran
  • Libya
  • North Korea
  • Sudan
  • Yemen

Criminal Law
  • Censorship (Media, Spoken Word)
  • Detention
  • Execution
  • Incarceration
  • Outlawing Parties
  • Prosecution
  • France: Censorship
  • Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt outlawed
  • Ocalan Captured
  • US Detentions of Japanese in World War II
  • US Detentions of Muslims

  • FARC met with Richard Grasso in 1999
  • Hungary in 1979
  • Iran Contra affair
  • Libya on nuclear disarmament
  • Sudan with Carlos the Jackal

Financial Controls
  • Freezing of Bank Accounts
  • Tracing Money Transfers

Intelligence and Covert Action
  • Assassination
  • Infiltration
  • Propaganda
  • Psychological Warfare
  • Carlos the Jackal captured
  • Muslim Brotherhood in Syria

Military Force
  • Blockades
  • Missile Strikes
  • al Shifa Pharmaceutical Factory
  • Muslim Brotherhood in Syria
  • Post-African Embassy Bombing Missile Strikes in Afghanistan

Nation Building
  • Douglas Johnston
  • Opium-crop substitution

Tactical Methods
  • Hardening Targets (embassies, government buildings)
  • Staffing of security professionals
  • Training of personnel