Activities and Analysis
  • John B. Wolf
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


Basic management concepts can be used to determine the efficacy of a terrorist group. An analyst, however, must also be familiar with propaganda-analysis models and principles of semantics. Propaganda is a systematic attempt by an individual or a group to control the attitudes of others. Semantics is the relationship between words and what those words represent. Derived from the Latin, de propaganda fides (for propagating the faith), propaganda is used to shape ideology. Any formidable terrorist group has a specialist responsible for propaganda production within its organization.


Terrorist Group North Atlantic Treaty Organization Congressional Committee Plane Crash Military Intelligence 
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