Deterring Suicide Killers

By Nathan Lewin

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), May 2002

The author argues that drastic rethinking of the theory of deterrence is needed when terrorists successfully recruit young men and women to commit suicide while killing dozens or thousands of innocent civilians. He suggests targeted assassination of suicide bombers' family members as an innovative alternative with greater potential for deterrence and provides counter-arguments against anticipated criticism of this approach.

Topic: Political Behavior, War, Politics, Terrorism

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.32/no.591

Page Number(s): 11-12

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Bibliographic Information:
Lewin, Nathan. Deterring Suicide Killers. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). May 2002: 11-12. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6687


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