Making Sense of Suicide Missions

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LIST OF TABLES
1.1.Impact of Kamikaze attacks in the Philippines, October 1944-January 194510
1.2.Impact of Kamikaze attacks in the Okinawa campaign, March-August 194510
2.1.Breakdown of Tamil and Black Tigers killed, 27 November 1982–30 September 200268
2.2.Breakdown of Tamil and Black Tigers killed, 27 November 1982–30 November 199668
3.1.Technology of suicide missions98
3.2.Correlations between internecine violence and attacks (weekly data)101
3.3.Some recent studies of terrorists106
A3.1.Organizations in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict resorting to suicide missions120
A3.2.Suicide missions by result and technology124
A3.3.Main correlations between variables127
A3.4.Relative weight of nationalists and Islamists in two samples: leaders129
A3.5.Relative weight of nationalist and Islamist parties in the two samples: parties129
5.1.Self-immolation by country, 1963–2002185
5.2.Waves involving more than three acts of self-immolation, 1963–2002189
8.1.Suicide missions by main Islamic and secular organizations, 1981-September 2003262
8.2.Varying and uniform features of suicide missions265
8.3.Year of first suicide mission by different organizations288
8.4.Main suicide mission waves by religious affiliation or religious background of the opponents290

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Contents xi
  • List of Tables xii
  • List of Figures xiii
  • List of Contributors xiv
  • 1: Kamikaze, 1943–5 1
  • Appendix Poems and Songs 33
  • Last Testimonies 35
  • Names of Special Attack Units 40
  • Non-Japanese Suicide Missions of the Second World War 42
  • 2: Tamil Tigers, 1987–2002 43
  • 3: Palestinians, 1981–2003 77
  • Appendix: Data Quality and Sources 117
  • 4: Al-Qaeda, September 11, 2001 131
  • 5: Dying without Killing 173
  • 6: Killing without Dying 209
  • 7: Motivations and Beliefs in Suicide Missions 233
  • 8: Can We Make Sense of Suicide Missions? 259
  • Notes 301
  • References 337
  • Index 357
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