Terrorism and sabotage are not news ways of undermining security of the state, especially its internal security. Their dangerous impact results from their destructive effectiveness. Terrorism and sabotage threats are not limited to war time operations or crises preceding them. At any moment, representatives of political and administrative power, mobilization system as well as key political, economic and military objects may be the targets of sabotage or terrorist attacks. The aim of those actions is to disorganize state's economy, its defensive potential, political life and administration, weaken country's role on the international arena and undermine its alliances. An effective fight with the mentioned threats results from legal order in a given country and requires preparation of various specialized institutions. On account of the function that they play, the police (and armed forces) are predisposed to take that fight. The requirement for police to engage in combating terrorism and sabotage results from the great number of potential objects that can be attacked as well as from the police's responsibility. The analysis and assessment of the before-mentioned threats indicates that preparations for terrorism and sabotage combat are similar. That refers mainly to principles and ways of counteracting terrorism and sabotage. Integration of preparations in those areas allows to prepare for sabotage combat during terrorism combat preparations and vice versa.
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