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TERRORISM – THE MAIN THREAT AGAINST EUROPEAN DEFENSE AND SECURITY
TERRORISM – THE MAIN THREAT AGAINST EUROPEAN DEFENSE AND SECURITY

Author(s): Ciprian CHIŢAC
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Carol I National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: ISIS; EU; al-Qaeda; Europe; Security; Defense
Summary/Abstract: The terrorist phenomenon, in its different manifestations, has always been a part of world history. The degree of alertness though, has varied greatly.Following the events of September 11, 2001, but also after the attacks in Istanbul, London, Madrid, Brussels and Paris, for the first time a non state actor has been declared a direct adversary in a military confrontation. A military campaign was launched against the al-Qaeda and its supporters from Afghanistan. A broad range of measure was introduced, regionally and globally, aiming to support state defense, and also to monitor the activity of terrorist leaders. The efficiency of such effort has seen its fruition with the death of Osama Bin Laden. Still, this victory has offered nothing more but a false sense of security, creating in the democratic world the illusion of an end to the war.The progressive development of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham ( ISIS ), also known under the name of Daesh, has put once more the terrorist threat at the top of the global security agenda.

  • Page Range: 171-177
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English