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Diff. b/w insurgency and terrorism?

Discussion in 'Military History & Tactics' started by Ark-Angel, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Ark-Angel

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    What is the difference b/w insurgency and terrorism. Similarly, what is the difference b/w counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism? What are the differences and similarities?
     
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    IMO, you can be an insurgent without being a terrorist, granted you don't attack and kill innocent people. You can not, however, be a terrorist without being an insurgent. As a close example, the LTTE initially only began as insurgents because their grouse with the state only lead to army/politician casualties, but they became terrorists later onwards once they began slaughtering innocents. Just my take anyways.