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terrorism

Definition/Scope: The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. JP 1-02 The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence against individuals or property in an attempt to coerce or intimidate governments or societies to achieve political, religious or ideological objectives. AAP-6 OLD VERSION (DoD) The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear, intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological; premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience; (2) a violent act outside the normal bounds of civil law or conventional military conduct; (DOS) the prem



Used For:

plotting terrorism
terrorist activities

Broader Terms:

A.I.C. Comprehensive Research Institute
Abu Sayyaf Group
Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia
crime
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 7
Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades
Joint Terrorism Task Force
National Counterproliferation Center
United Self Defense Forces of Colombia

Narrower Terms:

Abu Ghraib (Iraq)
Abu Nidal organization
Al-Qaida
Asbat al-Ansar
bioterrorism
Continuity Irish Republican Army
cyberterrorism
domestic terrorism
domestic terrorist
ecoterrorism
global terrorism
Global War on Terrorism
Harakat ul-Jihad-i-Islami
homegrown terrorist
Jihad
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
Osama bin Laden
Revolutionary People’s Struggle
State terrorism
suicide bombing
terrorist attacks
threat
transnational terrorist network
USA Patriot Act of 2001

Related Terms:

antiterrorism
asymmetric threat
Batasuna
counterterrorism
crisis situations
domestic radicalization
drug cartel
Federation cartel
Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
Gulf cartel
hijacking
Homeland Security Advisory System
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 9
hybrid warfare
Information Sharing Environment
international law
international offenses
Irish Republican Army
irregular threat
Islamic Jihad Union
Juarez cartel
kidnapping
media exploitation
National Military Strategy
Operation Iron Hammer
Persian Gulf states
political crimes
sabotage
subversion
terrorist group
Threat Awareness and Reporting Program
Toxic industrial material
treason
weapons of mass destruction


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