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Part II Multidisciplinary Perspectives On The Rule Of Law In Action, 15 The Military and the Role of Law in Countering Terrorism

Thomas R Mockaitis, Charles Tucker, Augustus Invictus

From: Counter-Terrorism: International Law and Practice

Edited By: Ana María Salinas de Frías, Katja Samuel, Nigel D White

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 February 2024

Terrorism — Military assistance
Since 9/11, the military conventional forces—acting largely on their own—have been asked to defeat contemporary terrorist organizations and deter future terrorist threats. This conventional mindset hinders development of a truly effective strategy to counter what is—at heart—an unconventional threat. Lacking an appropriate counter-terrorism (CT) doctrine, the United States (US) has fallen back on the one asymmetric doctrine it does possess: counter-insurgency (COIN). While COIN principles do apply to countering terrorism, CT and COIN are not identical. Asymmetric...
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