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Terrorism Defined - HLS225Fall2008 ReadingAssignment:...

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HLS 225 – Fall 2008 Reading Assignment: Chapters 1 and 2 of the Crank and Gregor text. Defining Terrorism The US State Department: “…premeditated, politically motivated violence  perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or  clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience. “  Title 22  USC 2656f(d). Defense Department: “…the unlawful use or threatened use of force or  violence against individuals or property to coerce or intimidate governments  or societies, often to achieve political, religious, or ideological objectives.” FBI:  “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to  intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment  thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” Vice President’s Task Force (1986):  “…the unlawful use or threat of  violence against persons or property to further political or social objectives. 
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  • Fall '08
  • BurkeChristensen
  • al qaida, terrorist  tactics, expressly  chartered permission, social objectives., b. Traditional defenses, Avoid double standards.

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