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Fighting Back: Winning the War Against Terrorism
Fighting Back: Winning the War Against Terrorism
Edited by Neil C. Livingstone and Terrell E. Arnold
Lexington Books, 1986, 268 pp

Among the flood of books on this subject in recent years, this stands out because of its relevance to the current debate about how to deal with state-sponsored terrorism. The collection of essays ranges from the practical aspects of executive protection to legal, moral and media-related issues. The tone is one of urgency, some might say alarmism. Altogether the various authors argue for an aggressive approach, including preemption of possible terrorist acts, and they accept the necessity of some calculated risks to innocent parties.