Terrorism as a Strategy of Psychological Warfare

  title={Terrorism as a Strategy of Psychological Warfare},
  author={Boaz Ganor},
  journal={Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma},
  pages={33 - 43}
  • Boaz Ganor
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma
  • Summary The ability of a few individuals to manipulate public opinion, thus influencing the highest policies of the land, makes terrorism a strategic threat to democratic societies. Terrorism undermines the sense of security and disrupts everyday life, harming the target country's ability to function. This strategy seeks to drive public opinion to pressure decision-makers to surrender to the terrorists' demands. The population becomes a tool in advancing the political agenda in the name of… CONTINUE READING
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