From Real To Virtual Terrorism


Mike Innes critiques Andrew Exum's article on safe havens:

...physical space can be organized in many different ways, and different kinds of organizations have differing requirements. Guerrilla field armies need controllable territory to go about their business, but transnational networks made of up of linked individuals don't. They need physical space, to be sure; that's not the same thing as territory, in its political sense. So when Ex argues that the new White House policy "betrays an obsession with physical space at the expense of virtual space," it’s a fair point, but it misses a more important one: destroy a guerrilla sanctuary, and you may soon have to contend with the networked kind – small, scattered, more of them, harder to find.

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