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16.3: Terrorism

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    1. Explain why terrorism is difficult to define.
    2. List the major types of terrorism.
    3. Evaluate the law enforcement and structural-reform approaches for dealing with terrorism.


    The 9/11 attacks spawned an immense national security network and prompted the expenditure of more than $3 trillion on the war against terrorism.

    Michael Foran – 9/11 WTC 32 – CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.