20 Terrorism

20 Terrorism - Terrorism: Part 1 What is Terrorism?...

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Terrorism: Part 1
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What is Terrorism? Premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience. 1. Premeditation: terrorism is never an accident 2. Political Motivation: not ordinary crime 3. Non-combatant Targets: we see this rule bent a lot. 4. Perpetrators are either sub national or clandestine actors/ groups. Terrorism is not new .
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The Costs of Terror Direct Costs Human Life: usually a civilian toll Military Costs: Battles not fought but lost. Infrastructure costs Immediate Economic costs Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia June 1996 Target: American military housing
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Indirect Costs The cost of Countermeasures TSA (Transportation Security Admin.) Office of Homeland Security Security changes in businesses abroad and at home. It can result in Policy Changes troop withdrawal Terrorism is Bad for Business Destabilizes the Peace Process
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This note was uploaded on 03/31/2008 for the course POLI 150 taught by Professor Mosley during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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