Going to the Source: Why Al Qaeda's Financial Network Is Likely to Withstand the Current War on Terrorist Financing

@article{Basile2004GoingTT,
  title={Going to the Source: Why Al Qaeda's Financial Network Is Likely to Withstand the Current War on Terrorist Financing},
  author={Mark Basile},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  year={2004},
  volume={27},
  pages={169 - 185}
}
  • Mark Basile
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
On 24 September 2001, President Bush announced the first stage of the War on Terrorism with an attack against the terrorist financial infrastructure. Since then, the impact of this attack on Al Qaeda's ability to operate has been minimal, for three reasons. First, Al Qaeda has built a strong network of financiers and operatives who are both frugally minded and business savvy. As a result, terrorist finances are often hidden in legitimate and illegitimate businesses and disguised as commodities… 
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