chapter  3
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The four waves of modern terrorism: David C. Rapoport


September 11, 2001, is the most destructive day in the long, bloody history of terrorism. The casualties, economic damage, and outrage were unprecedented. It could turn out to be the most important day too, because it led President Bush to declare a “war (that) would not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated.”1