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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.

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Broader Terms:

10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Abu Sayyaf Group
Antiterrorism Assistance Program
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Central Intelligence Agency
combating terrorism
Economic Support Fund
Electronic Advance Passenger Information System
Foreign Emergency Support Team
Fourth Amendment
Global War on Terrorism
Homeland Security Presidential Directive - 8
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
Interagency Threat Assessment and Coordination Group
military options
National Counterintelligence Strategy
National Counterproliferation Center
National Counterterrorism Center
Navy SEALs
Office of Border Patrol
Office of CBP Air and Marine
Office of State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness
Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism
Operations Other Than War
sea-air-land teams
Threat Awareness and Reporting Program
U.S. Navy Sea-Air-Land teams
UNSCR 1546
UNSCR 1637
UNSCR 1723
US Special Operations Command, Combatant Command, Functional

Narrower Terms:

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
domestic counterterrorism
Drug Trafficking Organizations
fixed-site security
Joint Combined Exchange Training
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program
overseas counterterrorism
USA Patriot Act of 2001

Related Terms:

Able Danger
Agribusiness Development Team
Automated Biometric Identifcation System
Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration
Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (Iraq)
Coalition Military Assistance Training Team
Continuity Irish Republican Army
Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources
engineer support
homeland defense
Israeli Security Forces
JP 3-07.2
Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq
National Infrastructure Protection Plan
National Military Strategy
Office of Private Sector Liaison
Patrol Explosives Detector Dog
security countermeasures
security intelligence
Sons of Iraq
special operations
threat analysis
weapons of mass destruction

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