Networked terror

Patrick Radden Keefe has a piece in yesterday's New York Times "Can Network Theory Thwart Terrorists?" that gives an idea of what the NSA may be up to, as well as a general sense of what network analysis is all about.

While I take exception to some of Keefe's characterizations (he seems to equate "networks" with a particular organizational form, rather than distinguishing between hierarchical or concentrated networks, and those which are more distributed and dispersed), I recommend the piece to anyone wondering "what the hell is network theory?"

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