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Why the United States is Targeted by Terrorism

Why are American citizens and interests targeted by terrorism?  Generally two sorts of explanations are offered. One focuses on underlying conditions that generate not just anti-American attitudes but anti-American violence. The other, which my argument supports, focuses on the strategies of specific groups.

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Crenshaw, Martha. 2010. "Why the United States is Targeted by Terrorism." Presented at the 2006 International Studies Association Annual Convention., San Diego. http://igcc3.ucsd.edu/research/security/DACOR/presentations/Crenshaw.pdf

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