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1

What is national security?

the ability of a state to protect its interests, secrets, and citizens from internal and external threats

2

What is war?

war is an organized and deliberate political act by an established political authority that causes 1,000 or more deaths in a 12-month period and involves at least two actors capable of harming each other

3

What is unconventional warfare?

willingness to flout restrictions on legitimate targets of violence

refusal to accept the traditional outcomes of battles

4

What is terrorism?

nonstate actors

using violence against noncombatants

to achieve a political objective