Personal Factors Vector or Agent Factors Physical Environmental Factors Social Environmental Factors Policy Factors

  •  Enhanced self-esteem and/or perceived glory

  •  Satisfaction

  •  Relief of internal tension

  •  Containment or denial of remorse

  •  Ready escape routes and hideouts

  •  Foreign safe havens

  •  Limits on technology of tracking

  •  Enhanced in-group respect

  •  Social promotion

  •  Enhanced access to fertile females

  •  Social networks supporting concealment

  •  Ineffectual focus on retaliation

  •  Pandering to domestic political agendas at the expense of evaluating and addressing root causes and impartial empirical analysis of effectiveness of current strategies

a E.g., Bush, 2001, “this crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while.”

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