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The Many Faces of Terrorism

Since 9/11, the United States has waged a "War on Terror" with varying degrees of success. In this course, we'll examine the history of terrorist organizations; the strengths and weaknesses of terror as a tactic; examine the differences between al-Qaeda and ISIS and the threat they pose to the U.S.; review the successes and failures of U.S. efforts to deal with the proliferation of terrorist groups; and discuss U.S. strategy and tactics in the war on terror.