Acosta, Benjamin. “Live to Win Another Day: Why many Militant Organizations Survive Yet Few Succeed.” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, vol. 37, no. 2, 2014, pp. 135-161.
In this research, Acosta delves into determining the reasons for the survival of militant vigilante groups. The study concludes that three critical factors contribute to the longevity of the groups, without which they may not even achieve their reason for existence. Firstly, the study concludes that support from external forces play a critical role in helping advance the roles and prop up the success of vigilante organizations.