The Threat of Terrorism for Australia.

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Terrorism can be defined in many ways. In the context of this essay, terrorism is defined as the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to evoke extreme fear in the community or to intimidate governments in the pursuit of political goals. POST-MODERN TERRORISM         With the decline of communism, terrorist groups, which promoted leftist ideologies, have increasingly been isolated and lacking popular support. Left wing and anarchist violence has been declining, while religious …

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…essential role in providing specialist assault forces capable of dealing with high risk terrorist incidents which threaten Australian interests and which are beyond the capability of civilian authorities to resolve. In addition to conducting counter terrorist operations, the ADF also provides advice, assistance and training to police, other government agencies and foreign allies on counter terrorism prevention and security measures. The lethal force capability of the ADF provides an effective deterrent to political motivated violence.