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dc.contributorUhrig, Megan
dc.creatorMueller, John
dc.description.abstractAfter September 11, 2001, the Federal Bureau of Investigation greatly increased its efforts at, and changed its approach to, counter-terrorism. This talk explores the abrupt rise and continuing persistence of official fears of terrorism. Important in this is the effect of the "threat matrix" that coordinates and drives the quest to follow up 5000 almost entirely fruitless "threats" each day, a process some in the FBI call "ghost-chasing." In the process, an estimate is made about how many terrorist acts would have had to have been committed in the United States but for the intelligence and policing efforts of the Bureau to justify its counter-terrorism expenditures. Included is an examination of a set of case studies of all the apparent Islamist extremist plots since 9/11 to inflict damage in the United States. Also explored: the potential efficacy of policing efforts using simple, if forceful, warnings to putative terrorists rather implanting informants among them.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOhio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studies.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsEvent Web Page, MP4 Video, Photosen_US
dc.format.extentVideo duration: 01:30:10
dc.publisherOhio State University. Mershon Center for International Security Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesMershon Center for International Security Studies. Director's Speaker Seriesen_US
dc.subjectFederal Bureau of Investigationen_US
dc.subjectthreat matrixen_US
dc.subjectghost chasingen_US
dc.titleChasing Ghosts: The FBI and Counter-Terrorismen_US

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