(CT) (JP 1-02) - Offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, and respond to terrorism. See FMs 19-1, 34-1, and 100-20.
The take down of a terrorist stronghold or freeing of hostages held.
includes the full range of activities covering prevention, preparedness, detection, response and recovery. Threats to Australian people, property and interests, including critical infrastructure, will be considered.
Actions aimed at preventing terrorist attacks: an EU–US counter-terrorism structure has been established. (See External dimension: United States, Judicial cooperation in criminal matters: Terrorism)
Counterterrorism refers to the practices, tactics, techniques, and strategies that governments, militaries, and other groups adopt in order to fight terrorism. Counterterrorism is not specific to any one field or organization; rather, it involves entities from all levels of society. For instance, businesses have security plans and sometimes share commercial data with the government.