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Analytical Frameworks

Grievance can be against state majority another

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Unformatted text preview: s a CRIMINAL not TERRORIST act, because everyone can accept crimes, but not everyone agrees on political terrorism. Terrorist groups ! result of discontented groups Terrorist organization: 500 hardcore members or less, does not wear uniforms, does not control territories Insurgent organization: 1000+ hardcore members, wears uniforms, terrorism is just one tactic, control territories Discontented groups in a community gives rise to terrorist group with a grievance. Grievance can be against state (majority), another ethnic group, a certain issue. Weapon of terrorists: our own fear!! “To the extent we overreact, we proffer the terrorists the greatest tribute.” State’s most effective weapon in confrontation with terrorism: It’s own people Why? Terrorists seek to instill fear in the targeted population They select an appropriate target, location, and tactic that is designed to enhance t...
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