There is no internationally agreed definition of terrorism. Most common definitions of terrorism include only those acts which are intended to create fear, are perpetrated for an ideological goal (as opposed to a lone attack), and deliberately target or disregard the safety of non-combatants. Some definitions also include acts of unlawful violence and war.
Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion.
What is commonly misunderstood is that terrorism is not a new phenomenon. Terrorism has been with mankind since it's birth. Technology, especially in the area of media coverage has brought coverage of terrorism attacks to our tv's, computers, mobile phones further increasing the desired effect of the "terrorist".
To know and understand terrorism is to fight it. To understand what motivates this seemingly senseless enemy is the first step to disarming it. The following literature investigates all aspects of terrorism and will aid in understanding how to spot suspicious activities, how to identify potential targets and much more.
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This is volume 1 of 2 handbooks focusing on terrorism. This volume presents a central theme that terrorist groups survive through learning systems and highlights the urgent need for research in this area. The aim of this book is to find out more about organizational learning in terrorist groups and its implications for combating terrorism.
This is a must read for anyone interested in national security and with the recent focus on terrorism, everyone should be updating their knowledge on terrorism.This book is the 2nd volume of a two part series on terrorism and presents case studies of the organizational learning taking place in five different terrorist groups.
This article summarizes the results of an experiment that asked it's participants to gauge their reactions to Military conflict and terrorist attack. Various scenarios were depicted and reactions were noted, scenarios included multiple attacks and peace treaties. Reactions varied from aggression, to forgiveness. Find out the results in this informative article.
Detailed in this manual are specific strategies implemented to fight Rhodesian insurgents, maintain order and prevent any further terrorist activity. Anti–terrorist operations (ATOPS) are the main organization battling terrorism and their techniques are discussed here.
This article takes a look at social and economic development policies of the following three countries; Northern Ireland, Mindanao and West Bank and Gaza Strip. Topics covered include, development policies, policy implementation and impact on the reemergence of terrorism.