Show simple item record

Files in this item

Thumbnail

Item metadata

dc.contributor.authorGarner, George
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-29T16:22:36Z
dc.date.available2014-10-29T16:22:36Z
dc.date.issued2010-07-22
dc.identifier.citationGarner, G. (2010). Case studies in exploiting terrorist group divisions with disinformation and divisive/black propaganda. Journal of Terrorism Research, 1(1), pp. 3-14.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2049-7040en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://ojs.st-andrews.ac.uk/index.php/jtr/article/view/164en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10023/5596
dc.description.abstractCounterterrorism operations should be exploiting the divisions and infighting of terrorist groups. The overall goal should be to make fewer mistakes than the jihadis, help increase inter-group and intra-group tension, and further their disconnection from the wider public. This paper argues that strategic psychological operations (PSYOP) that focus on exploiting rifts in leadership, differences in strategic planning, and ethnic, national and tribal differences within and among terrorist groups could be an integral part of overall counterterrorism efforts. Using three case studies, chosen because of the attention given to them in the international community and the illuminating group and leadership characteristics that can be found in many other jihadist organisations, the paper illustrates that PSYOP that expand on the existing framework could be very effective in countering the jihadist threat.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherCentre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrewsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Terrorism Researchen_US
dc.rightsThis is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
dc.subjectPSYOPSen_US
dc.subjectDisinformationen_US
dc.subject.lccHV6431en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorismen_US
dc.titleCase studies in exploiting terrorist group divisions with disinformation and divisive/black propagandaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.description.versionPublisher PDFen_US
dc.publicationstatusPublisheden_US
dc.statusPeer revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://doi.org/10.15664/jtr.164en


The following license files are associated with this item:

  • Creative Commons

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

This is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
Except where otherwise noted within the work, this item's license for re-use is described as This is an open access article published in Journal of Terrorism Research. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)