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Unformatted text preview: DM 576 -Assignment 2- The Terrorist Threats in Historical Perspective 1-Research the definitions of terrorism as outlined by Laqueur, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the U.S. Department of State, etc. After reading the various definitions in our reading for this week, provide the definitions and discuss the similarities and differences between definitions. What makes an act terrorism? Are terrorist criminals or enemy combatants simply utilizing a tool of asymmetrical warfare? Justify your argument. A-Walter Laqueur: Terrorism- constitutes the illegitimate use of force to achieve a political objective when innocent people are targeted. (http://www.angelfire.com/ca7/Security/Terrordef.html) B- CIA Definition: The Intelligence Community is guided by the definition of terrorism contained in Title 22 of the US Code, Section 2656f(d):The term terrorism means premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine...
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- Spring '07