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Terrorism J. King, MVCC
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Overview Definition of terrorism Examples of terrorism State terrorism Terrorism Historical Context Terrorism in the Middle East The Future of Terrorism
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Terrorism: Definition ???? (There isn’t one!) Some key ideas in a definition, though: Violence as means to achieve ends Perpetrated on non-combatants Intended for wide audience Related themes (that all emphasize something): Low-Intensity Warfare Irregular Warfare Guerrilla Warfare Asymmetric Warfare Basically: It’s something bad that you label your enemy. Léon Rom
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State Terrorism and Terrorism in History Reign of Terror, 1793- 1794 Nazi Germany Stalinism / Maoism Khmer Rouge / Pol Pot Al-Anfal and Pan-Arabism Terrorism in America
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Who Is a Terrorist? Old Face of a Terrorist Young Uneducated Unemployed or Underemployed Comes from a country with suppressed civil liberties Newer Face of a Terrorist Undefinable (asymmetric information!) Timothy McVeigh
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Just War Theory Aquinas, Muhammad, others too Principles: War perpetrated on direct combatants only No grudges after war No looting or pillaging Fought in as humane of a way as possible
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