Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/30641
Authors: 
Arce, Daniel G.
Kovenock, Dan
Roberson, Brian
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 2753
Abstract: 
In this paper we examine a model of terrorism which focuses on the tradeoffs facing a terrorist organization that has the ability to utilize either or both suicide and conventional terrorism tactics. The terrorist organization's objective is to successfully attack at least one target. Success for the target government is defined as defending all targets from any and all attacks. In this context, we examine how terrorist entities strategically utilize suicide attacks when other modes of attack are available, and the optimal anti-terrorism measures.
Subjects: 
conflict
suicide terrorism
weakest link
Colonel Blotto
JEL: 
C70
D74
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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