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207-222 - 17:51:00 Terrorism ,ideology,ethnicconflictand...

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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  state’s 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 
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