Definition of the Terms “Terrorism”, “War” and “Guerilla” in Contemporary Security Terminology

Miroslav MAREŠ

Contemporary character of wars and armed conicts make the denition and differentiation of the terms “terrorism” “war” and “guerilla” difcult although similar problems have always been here (e. g. ultraleftist terrorists often dened their activity as “urban guerilla”). Brutality of the “new wars” and the interest of media in horrible violent acts implicate that terrorism is an element of many modern armed conicts. Terrorism can be a suplement strategy of armed forces and other actors of the war, but sometimes terrorism is the only form of warfare. On the other hand, the term “war against terrorism” is questionable because terrorism can be found in many different forms (not only as islamic terrorism).

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