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Title: Offensive Counterterrorism Targeted killing in eliminating terrorist target: the case of the USA and Israel
Authors: Matos, Hermínio
Keywords: Offensive counterterrorism
targeted killing
the United States
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: OBSERVARE. Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
Citation: Matos, Hermínio (2012). "Offensive counterterrorism. Targeted killing in eliminating terrorist target: the case of the USA and Israel". JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations, Vol. 3, n.º 2 (fall 2012), pp. 114-138. retrieved [online] date accessed,
Abstract: Due to the "global terrorism project", some States have adopted offensive counterterrorism measures which, though within national strategies on security and defense, contemplate the use of military power and the use of lethal force against non-state actors - individuals, groups or terrorist organizations - beyond their national borders. Reformulating the security paradigm has led, in these cases, to policies against terrorism. This is the case of targeted killing - the killing of selected targets - by the USA and Israel. Targeted killing actions - using essentially but not only drones - in Pakistan and Yemen by the American administration, a well as the Israeli response to Palestinian terrorism, are under heated debate in terms of their efficiency and legality. Thus, this paper aims to not only provide an analytical framework on this theme but also analyze the scope and impact of these counter terrorist strategies by the two countries
Peer Reviewed: yes
ISSN: 1647-7251
Publisher Version:,-n-%C2%BA2-autumn-2012/articles/207-targeted-killing-in-eliminating-terrorist-target-the-case-of-the-usa-and-israel
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OBSERVARE - JANUS.NET e-journal of International Relations. Vol. 3, n. 2 (Autumn 2012)

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