Beyond Draining the Swamp: Urban Development and Counterterrorism in Morocco

Authored by:
Stephen Dalzell
Published on 10/1/2006
Digital Only

In this paper civil affairs officer Lieutenant Colonel Steve Dalzell discusses ways that the Kingdom of Morocco is addressing some of the fundamental social and physical needs of its growing population in order to preempt social unrest-and the potential for support to extremist groups. Morocco's campaign against Islamic extremism merits study because of its importance for the global war on terrorism and the apparent linkages between urban conditions and domestic terrorist groups.