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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style 6/14/11 Terrorism Poli 101 March 1, 2011 6/14/11 Confronting the Issue Terrorism is an emotionally loaded issue. The events of September 11, 2001, along with events in Madrid in 2004, London in 2005, Moscow, etc, have brought terrorism into the forefront for the “West”. Central problem: Defense and Deterrence are more difficult 6/14/11 General Goal of Terrorism Raise the cost of certain policies so that states would choose alternative policies. Al-Qaeda attempts to increase cost of US support for Israel and presence in the Middle East. 6/14/11 Defining “Terrorism” US State Dept: Title 22 of the U.S. Code Section 2656: "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience.“ Walter Laqueur: “A method, not a goal.” Robert Jervis: “Violence for political or social purposes that is not publically authorized by leaders of recognized political units.” 6/14/11...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course POLI 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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