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Military Force and Counterterrorism

Undergraduate | MUR-POL232 | 2024

Investigate how the military responds to terrorist threats and has become a counterterrorism tool. Examine the counterinsurgency role of the Australian military since 9/11, along with peacekeeping and nation building operations

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Military Force and Counterterrorism

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the role of military force in International Society.
    2. Analyse the changing nature of war and application of military force.
    3. Evaluate the role of military force in various theatres, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Somalia.
    4. Evaluate the role of the military in nation-building and development.
    5. Critically analyse the role of information & intelligence in countering terrorist threats.
    6. Explore the ethical dilemmas, which surround the application of deadly force when it comes to countering terrorism or in an insurgency based conflict.
    7. Communicate clearly and coherently both orally and in writing.

Entry requirements


To enrol in this subject, you must have passed a minimum of 12 credit points at 100-level.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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