TITLE

Challenges to International Counterterrorism Intelligence Sharing

AUTHOR(S)
Staser McGill, Anna-Katherine; Gray, David H.
PUB. DATE
August 2012
SOURCE
Global Security Studies;Summer2012, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p76
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The threat of transnational terrorism has significantly altered international intelligence sharing. Though terrorism is by no means a new threat, the scope and global reach of terrorist networks like al Qaeda leading up to and following the 9/11 attacks has placed intelligence at the forefront of the war on terrorism. Unlike traditional wars where the enemy was identifiable, easy to locate, and largely predictable, terrorist networks are flexible, highly mobile, and are not constrained by international laws. As a result, a greater focus has been placed on intelligence which allows nations to predict the otherwise unpredictable. However, there are significant challenges in expanding counterterrorism (CT) networks to the extent demanded by global terrorism. This paper will examine the hurdles the United States faces in deepening intelligence sharing with traditional allies, broadening intelligence sharing with new allies, and the damage that Wikileaks has done to both.
ACCESSION #
91686437

 

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