Terrorism Notes

Terrorism Notes - Ex March 2004 Trains bombed in Madrid;...

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Terrorism – What it is NOT: Guarilla Warfare Uniformed Soldiers Fear by National leaders (except in state sponsored terrorism) Through Typical Political Channels. It IS: Extremist Groups Used to change s/t; not to control Try to change: o Economic/political system o Ecoterrorism – e.g. burn McMansions o Religious Views o Use of force to impose ideas on others Attacks on non-combatants To cause terror (among citizens) Can have religious foundations Produce change through fear Used by small groups to influence large groups b/c political channels don’t always work, they use other means.
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Textbook definition: Non-state actor attacking civilians by secret un-uniformed forces, across borders, as leverage against states’ governments
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Unformatted text preview: Ex March 2004 Trains bombed in Madrid; Caused severe political change in Spain. Prime Minister Aznar stepped down; Zapatero Pulled out. Where does it come from? Desperation? Frustrated/stifled cant achieve dreams Envy/hatred of the other Ideological/philosophical/religious positions How to Fight it: Understanding, empathy Look for root of the problem Long-term approach Public diplomacy Use force Post Fight fire with fire Psychological Warfare o Inhibit Potential terrorists from joinng o Create dissention within group o Give them a way out o Undermine group leader within the group Heymann Stop recruitman Resources Access to targets Safe harbor Skills...
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