Unpacking Terrorism: The word terrorism is used extensively by government officials and by news media, but there is no uniformly accepted academic or internationally recognized legal definition of the term. Why is this term chosen on occasion, rather than the very precise legal definitions of a given crime, such as murder? Who decides what counts as terrorism and what does not? Who stands to benefit from the use of the term? Who loses?
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