Al Qaeda 's Organization And Strategy Essay

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As Terrorism continues to reign and strike fear into the hearts and minds of nations, one must remain vigilant and become aware of array of tactics that may come to be used against them. The purpose of this essay is to provide an analysis of Al Qaeda’s organization and strategy .This essay will do so by providing context as to who and what is Al Qaeda, by exploring the diverse history it has built alongside its allies and exposing its financial networks . Secondly, this essay will examine Al Qaeda’s ideology and key objectives. Lastly, this essay will analyse this network by comparing and contrasting existing operations and strategy in three of its regional nodes and illustrate how this model of operation and strategy is further justified by its ideology and objectives. Terrorism can be defined as threatening use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political objectives, Matusitz (2013). According to Gunaratna(2002), Al Qaeda is a transnational armed Islamist militant network that has self-identified as a non-state actor organisation and has been designated as a “Terrorism Organization “ by United Nations Security Council, NATO, the European Union, the United Kingdom, the United States, and various other countries, this network is noted as holding a majority Sunni membership. This network was established in 1987, however this date
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