20. In 2009, Terrorism and Political Violence, the journal coedited by David Rapoport, produced a special issue edited by John Harrison on the topic: International Aviation and Terrorism: Evolving Threats, Evolving Security. It included no less than two articles on al-Qaeda, which, if they had been heeded, could have done much to prevent 9/11. The book is now available as Harrison (2009). Rapoport also notes the key importance of hijacking to the third wave (Rapoport, 2004, p. 57. For a wonderful recent monograph, see Koerner (2013).
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