Tactical Means, Strategic Ends: Al Qaeda's Use of Denial and Deception

  title={Tactical Means, Strategic Ends: Al Qaeda's Use of Denial and Deception},
  author={Devin D. Jessee},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  pages={367 - 388}
  • Devin D. Jessee
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Business
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
This analysis surveys Al Qaeda's employment of denial and deception (D&D) and shows that it uses D&D on tactical and operational levels in order to achieve strategic results. It defines denial and deception and explains how they relate to Al Qaeda, overviews Al Qaeda's changing network structure and seeks to summarize how Al Qaeda employs D&D throughout its operations. This paper is structured to show that denial and deception are institutionalized factors that manifest themselves through all… 
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