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Unformatted text preview: 01/11/2010 17:51:00 Pages 207-222 Military Force and Terrorism Terrorism Some terrorist movement organized by religion, ideology, ethnic conflict and nationalism Terrorism: politically violence that targets civilians deliberately and indiscriminately o Definitions vary Purpose of terrorism is to demoralize a population to use its sadness as leverage on national governments or other parties to a conflict o Ex: bombing London so its government would consider Northern Ireland issues State-sponsored terrorism: use of terrorist groups usually under control of the states intelligence agency to achieve political aims o Bombing of Pan Am flight 103 by Libya o UN supported sanctions including a ban on international flights to or from Libya Weapons of Mass Destruction Weapons of mass destruction: comprise three general types- nuclear, chemical and biological o Purpose is to deter an attack o Middle class gets to be as intimidating as super powers o Terrorists use to kill a great number of people Nuclear Weapons Fission weapons- atomic bombs or A-bombs Fusion weapons thermonuclear bombs; hydrogen bombs or H-bombs...
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course POLI SCI 103 taught by Professor Pevehouse during the Spring '08 term at University of Wisconsin.

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207-222 - 17:51:00 Pages 207-222 Military Force and...

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