Swot Analysis : A Counterterrorism Approach From Overseas Or Us?

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Analysis of a Counterterrorism approach from overseas or US? After being involved in civil war for approximately 20-plus years, the Sri Lankan government realized the errors of its ways. The reason for combat against LTTE was to bring them back to negotiation tables. Clearly the wrong answer for Sri Lanka’s government. They were in a sense playing to tie instead of playing to win. In 2005, Sri Lanka changed its counterterrorism approach and had four basic approaches to combating the terrorist. 1) The political preventive approach – by addressing socioeconomic elements which may give rise to social or political disobedience through proactive political measures; 2) The joint international approach – working with other countries to create partnerships through which they share intelligence and also assist in the prosecution of terrorist organizations; 3) The military response –temporarily stopping civil law and replacing the police force with a military deployment and military tribunals; and 4) The criminal justice method, utilizes the current police and judiciary to apprehend, prosecute, and preempt terrorists (Jain, 2009). In 2006, the Sri Lankan government launched a military campaign to root out the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (Bajoria, 2009). They also decided to utilize portions of the other approaches. Technique described several aspects with regards to approach? Sri Lankan army professionalism grew as result of a 10-year investment strategy in professional military education. Increased funding and capable, aggressive leaders allowed the creation of exclusive counter-guerrilla units to battle LTTE. Political wrangling prevented large amounts of aid from reaching LTTE-controlled areas, contributing to the isolation ... ... middle of paper ... ...way to measure its capacity to fight terrorism successfully; and each one could adjust its framework according to what makes sense within its own local area (Shemella, 2012). Is the counterterrorism technique return sufficient counterterrorism gains to warrant use? The analysis of the case of Sri Lanka clearly suggests that 1) though LTTE had the objective of working towards the ethnic aspirations of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, their means to achieve this end were highly lethal and hence their acts resulted in “acts of war”; 2) military attacks by government troops was chosen after several efforts to find out a peaceful solution failed and hence intense military assault was used only as a weapon of last resort; 3) decisive military victory justifies, to some extent, military’s role as an effective counterterror strategy in some very pressing circumstances (Jain, 2009).

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