The American Cases


Edited by John Mueller


Mershon Center

Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio 43201 USA


Cato Institute

1000 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20001


November 19, 2020

This book includes a detailed discussion, each organized in a similar manner, of cases that have come to light of Islamist extremist terrorism since 9/11, whether based in the United States or abroad, in which the United States itself has been, or apparently has been, targeted. It mostly springs from papers generated in honors seminars I conducted at Ohio State University. Interns at the Cato Institute have also contributed case studies. I have added an introduction to the book as well as a headnote for each case. Since we plan to update, revise, and correct, and then to re-post from time to time, each case study and each headnote is dated and carries its own individual pagination.John Mueller

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