Al-Qaeda: Venture Capitalists of Terror

A Q&A with Lawrence Husick on how insurgents spread their message via the Web

By ROBERT N. CHARETTE

To judge from events in Iraq during the last several years, insurgent groups are learning and adapting their methods of attack much more quickly than U.S. coalition forces can respond. Lawrence Husick, a Senior Fellow in the U.S. Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Center on Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism, and Homeland Security, has been looking at terrorist tactics and counterterrorism responses, with a focus on how modern terrorists leverage technology. In August, IEEE Spectrum contributing editor Robert N. Charette spoke to Husick about what he’s finding out.

Read the full interview on the IEEE Spectrum Website…