Definition/Scope: (JP 3-05) Counterterrorism are operations that include the offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, preempt, and respond to terrorism . Counterterrorism actions include strikes and raids against terrorist organizations and facilities outside the United States and its territories. Although counterterrorism is a specified mission for selected special operations forces, conventional Army forces may also contribute. Commanders who employ conventional forces against terrorists are conducting offensive operations, not counterterrorism operations.
Broader Terms:10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Related Terms:Able Danger