War of Nerves: The Domestic Terror Threat and the Belgian Army

@article{Lasoen2018WarON,
  title={War of Nerves: The Domestic Terror Threat and the Belgian Army},
  author={Kenneth L. Lasoen},
  journal={Studies in Conflict \& Terrorism},
  year={2018},
  volume={42},
  pages={953 - 971}
}
  • Kenneth L. Lasoen
  • Published 16 February 2018
  • Political Science
  • Studies in Conflict & Terrorism
ABSTRACT The terror threat emanating from Daesh-inspired violent radicalization has made the vulnerability of soft targets and the means to defend them a pressing security challenge. Belgium responded to the threat by deploying the army to help protect the public space against terrorist attacks. This article explores the Belgian case of a counterterrorism mission by the military on home soil, but also looks at the wider security challenges posed by an asymmetric threat to the most vulnerable… 
Timely exposure of a secret project: Which activities to monitor?
TLDR
This work model the situation as a zero‐sum game, establishes that a late‐start schedule defines a dominant attacker strategy, and describes a dynamic program that yields a Nash equilibrium for the zero-sum game.
Belgian Special Forces in the Sahel: A Minimal Footprint with Maximal Output?
In a shifting geopolitical context, the Belgian Defence has intensified its presence in the Sahel region and developed a new strategic military collaboration with Niger through Operation New Nero.
When gender turns right: racializing Islam and femonationalism in online political discourses in Belgium
ABSTRACT In Flanders-Belgium, a Belgo-Iranian politician has gained nation-wide attention for her critique of Islam. Safai's political discourses are built around her opposition to the violation of
The Nature of Intelligence Requirements, Internal Roles and Relations in the Twenty-First Century
TLDR
This chapter will demonstrate that current conditions of numerous, shifting and interconnected requirements demand agile practice and a cooperative culture of strategic intelligence.
Fuerzas Armadas y contraterrorismo. Apuntes para renovar un “debate crónico” en la Argentina
  • Iván Poczynok
  • Political Science
    Revista Relaciones Internacionales, Estrategia y Seguridad
  • 2020
En este trabajo es abordado el debate acerca de la asignación de funciones contraterroristas a las Fuerzas Armadas argentinas, desde una serie de interrogantes que han sido poco explorados en

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 120 REFERENCES
Cognitive Defense: Influencing the Target Choices of Less Sophisticated Threat Actors
With the emergence of non-state threats and new operating environments since the end of the Cold War, the relevance of deterrence as a security tool has repeatedly been called into doubt. Modern
Intelligence to counter terror: The importance of all-source fusion
The modern digital environment has made terrorism and other transnational crimes vastly easier to coordinate on a worldwide scale than was possible before World War II. It has also exacerbated a most
Thinking Asymmetrically in Times of Terror
  • C. Gray
  • Political Science
    The US Army War College Quarterly: Parameters
  • 2002
In American common usage today, asymmetric threats are those that our political, strategic, and military cultures regard as unusual. Such threats differ significantly in character both from those
The Dynamics of Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Understanding the Domestic Security Dilemma
  • A. Field
  • Political Science, Computer Science
  • 2017
TLDR
It is explained that when the government takes actions intended to make people safer from terrorist threats, it often has the unintended consequence of heightening concerns about government oppression, and counterterrorism represents a “domestic security dilemma”.
Army Forces for Homeland Security
Abstract : Protecting the American homeland is now a critical priority for the nation, and steps are under way to improve the capabilities of civilian organizations throughout the country. The role
Indications and warning in Belgium: Brussels is not Delphi
ABSTRACT The terrorist attacks in France and Belgium of 2015–2016 that occurred while these countries were in a heightened state of alert raise questions about indications and warning methodology as
The Risk Society at War: Terror, Technology and Strategy in the Twenty-First Century
In the globalised world of the twenty-first century, security policy in Western societies is driven by a wish to prevent future threats from becoming reality. Applying theories of 'risk society' to
Rethinking terrorism
Rethinking terrorism makes the simple, yet provocative argument that terrorism is a product of the modern state. In this compelling treatise, Colin Wight argues that states monopolise violence and
Deterring Terrorism: It Can Be Done
Many scholars and policymakers argue that deterrence strategies have no significant role to play in counterterrorism. The case against deterrence rests on three pillars: terrorists are irrational;
Police and military: two worlds apart?: current challenges in the process of constabularisation of the armed forces and militarisation of the civilian police
Nowadays, the ‘architecture’ of security involves a large number of semi-public regulators and authorities, private security, investigations, military companies and intelligence. In this complex
...
1
2
3
4
5
...