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Monsters to DestroyUnderstanding the War on Terror$
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Navin A. Bapat

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190061456

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190061456.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Monsters to Destroy
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Navin A. Bapat

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190061456.003.0001

This chapter presents the project’s key puzzle: why has the U.S. spent so much of its blood and treasure fighting terrorism since 9/11 when the risk that Americans will die from terrorism is so small, particularly in comparison to acceptable risks such as traffic or air fatalities? The discussion then presents an overview of the book’s key argument: the war represented an effort by the U.S. to cement its financial dominance by securing control over the global trade in oil and energy. The chapter concludes by discussing the scientific EITM methodology used in the study, which involves the use of formal logic coupled with statistical testing and case study analyses.

Keywords:   terrorism, risk, war on terror, EITM, game theory

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