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In many cases, these activities are terrorism under official sanction, although such authorization is rarely acknowledged openly as an official action. 67 Other types of these activities are “death squads” or “war veterans” as unofficial actions taken by officials or functionaries of a regime (such as members of police or intelligence organizations) to repress or intimidate their own population. While these officials will not claim such activities and disguise their participation, information often makes clear that they are acting for the state.
41 Ben Venzke and Aimee Ibrahim, The al-Qaeda Threat: An Analytical Guide to al-Qaeda’s Tactics and Targets (Alexandria: Tempest Publishing, LLC, 2003), 12, quoting Abu ‘Ubeid al-Qurashi, “Fourth Generation Wars,” 28 January 2002. S. Government, agencies responsible for different functions in the global war on terrorism use different definitions. ”42 For the purposes of this document, this will be the standard definition. However, this is not the last or only word on the subject. 43 Here is a sampling of definitions to illustrate the difficulties of categorizing and analyzing terrorism.
Changes to Global Conditions Information technology has provided significant increases to the operational capabilities of terrorists, and also tightened the symbiotic relationship between terrorism and the media. The spread of information technology together with the rise of globalization has enhanced the terrorist capability to communicate, collect intelligence, operate and spread its message. Terror tactics have expanded in scope, and increased in effectiveness in proportion to the development of global media and information technology.