Retaliating against terrorism

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Military retaliations in response to terrorism can be both justifiable and popular, and they can also successfully fulfil a number of important short-term objectives. However, if past experience is anything to go by, defeating or diminishing the overall threat of terrorism is not something that either small or large-scale retaliations have yet been able to achieve. It is a serious concern though that there remains such a widespread commitment to believing otherwise.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTerrorists, Victims and Society
Subtitle of host publicationPsychological Perspectives on Terrorism and Its Consequences
EditorsAndrew Silke
Place of PublicationChichester
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781119941248
ISBN (Print)9780471494621
Publication statusPublished - 2003


  • terrorism
  • counterterrorism
  • military in counterterrorism
  • repression
  • targeted assassination
  • targeted killing
  • Retaliation killings
  • retaliation

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