Redefining Terrorism: An Offshoot of Military Strategy

Muhammad Ali Baig, Syed Sabir Muhammad
2020 IPRI Journal  
Various terrorist outfits or Actors Other Than States (AOTSs) are not only functionally similar in their motivation/objectives but are also driven by strategy which includes the means, ends or tactical and operational manoeuvring. This makes terrorism an extension of military strategy. The article views terrorism through a prism of military tactics and strategy in the historical backdrop of various forms of warfare. Drawing upon comparative analysis of the striking similarities in leading
more » ... es in leading strategies and tactics between military forces of nation states, it argues that AOTSs make a conscious and significant use of military strategy in the pursuit of terrorist objectives.
doi:10.31945/iprij.200103 fatcat:4esbgqr63ff4ngeva6snly6dlu