Naval War College Review

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Terrorism Is?


When one speaks of terrorism it is nor always dear just what one has in mind. The term has no precise and completely accepted definition. Some countries label those who engage in violent acts against them as ''terrorists.·• Freedom fighters rarely label them• selves in such a way, but they often claim they are subjected to governmental terror. "In short, the definition of terrorism seems to depend on point of view-it is what the 'bad guys' do.''1