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Combatting Terrorism: The Dilemmas of a Decent Nation   [open pdf - 1MB]

"Political terrorism and how to cope with it, have been major concerns of the American policymakers for more than a decade. Washington has watched with growing anxiety as the use of violence for political ends has become ingrained in many societies and has spread widely on the international scene. Indeed, the prominence of state-sponsored terrorism as a weapon of warfare against the United States and other free societies has raised even more starkly some difficult question for this republic's leaders. What actions should the United States government take, or prepare to take to protect our society against those who would attack it by violence for political purpose? What should be the role of military or paramilitary force or other defensive actions that might employ violence or manipulation?"

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1984
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Public Domain
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U.S. Army War College: http://www.carlisle.army.mil/
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Parameters (1984), v.15 n.1, p.65-76
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