Why does such a distinction matter? Because in terrorism the terrorists themselves are the problem. Terror, on the other hand, is symptomatic of larger issues. These larger issues can only be addressed, strategically, by socio-economic-political response. Tactical military measures thus exist to protect such a strategic response. Terrorism, in contrast, must be dealt with by the security forces. Strategic and tactical emphasis lies in the mechanisms of control and repression, with minimal political content.