Lecture 18 Confronting Terrorism

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Lecture 18 Confronting Terrorism I. Definition 1. Code of Federal Regulation (28 CFR, section 0.85) “…the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.” 2. Other definitions “premeditated, politically motivated violence against innocents” (Current U.S. national security strategy) the “calculated use of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” (US Department of Defense) “a political effort to oppose the status quo by inducing fear in the civilian population through the widespread and publicized use of violence” (text) “the deliberate attack on innocent civilians for political purposes” For more definitions, see textbook p. 462 3. Components of terrorism: 1) political motive: to undermine support for and confidence in an existing government 2) unlawful means: violence and intimidation (by creating a climate of fear and uncertainty) 3) target: government actors; civilian population 4) the desire for publicity: 5) ? II. Classifying terrorism
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