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Terrorist Soft Targets: Home

October 2020

Search Terms

Begin by using these keywords in your search engine.  Use quotes for more exact results.

"Dirty bombs" AND Civilians AND Terrorism

 Drones AND Terrorism

"Innocent civilians" AND Terrorism

"Soft Targets" AND Terrorism

"Suicide bombings" AND Terrorism

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Guide Description


Oxford dictionary defines a soft target as: A person or thing that is relatively unprotected or vulnerable, especially to military or terrorist attack. ‘Soft’ targets may include places where civilians congregate such as commercial shopping centers and market places, leisure events, parades, sports stadiums, and places of worship or study.

This research guide is not a comprehensive listing of sources, but is intended to be a starting point from which students can begin their research according to their specific needs.

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