Counterterrorism Pros And Cons

Decent Essays

Each of the articles address warfare against counterterrorism and counterinsurgency in many different ways, and they each address a different part of the problem. The most general piece is that of Cronin’s, who argues that the counterterrorism and counterinsurgency strategies used for Al-Qaeda, particularly drones, will not work for ISIS because they are similar but not the same. I will discuss this piece first, as it can apply to the other pieces.
Although Al-Qaeda and ISIS are known to be terrorist organizations, the author strongly disagree that one of them is not a terrorist organization “at all” Cronin states that although ISIS uses terrorism as a tactic, it is not a terrorist group, but rather a “pseudo-state” because it owns territory

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