This article is based in part on material previously published in the author's 'Inside Terrorism, 2nd edition'. "Terrorism is the deliberate creation and exploitation of fear in the attainment of political change. It is thus undeniably a form of psychological warfare. It is safe to say, that as terrorist communications continue to change and evolve, so will the nature of terrorism itself. In this respect, psychological warfare, long the mainstay of terrorist intentions and capabilities, will not only continue, but will likely be abetted and accelerated by new communications technologies-just as has been the case over the past decade."
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Foreign Policy Agenda (May 2007), v.12 no.5