AQAM

AcronymDefinition
AQAMassociation Québécoise des Archivistes Médicales (Quebec, Canada)
AQAMAdaptive Quadrature Amplitude Modulation
AQAMAir Quality Assessment Model
AQAMAl Qaida & Associated Movements
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The teams have identified additional research avenues to pursue based on the conclusions from the AQAM matrix.
AQAM wields both hard- and soft-power assets in ways that affect the strategic calculations of powerful nation-states.
Theories that reject the relevancy of nonstate actors in the international system suggest that the United States should wait until AQAM has control of a state and then add it to the threat matrix.
Second, the model of hegemonic disruption examines the ways in which AQAM's strategy and impact has an influence on the international system.
We cannot represent AQAM as a nation-state military led by a commander serving the national interests of his government.
AQAM plan is simple--they want to use a modern form of historically proven insurgency models for political movements to defeat legitimate governments.
The AQAM master strategy to take over the world and turn it into an Islamic state was recently revealed by Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein.
AQAM wants the world to believe that Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi was a mujahedin, strategic genius who left Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime to prepare for an anticipated insurgency in Iraq.
* Proper designation of AQAM targets will turn on intelligence, proportionality, and a cost/benefit analysis.
Although the United States is authorized to use force in self-defense against AQAM for as long as they remain a threat, each specific use of force, such as a targeted killing, must comply with the law on the conduct of war.
It is also necessary to determine the type of conflict that exists between the United States and AQAM; namely, is it an international or a noninternational armed conflict?
An exception to this is found in Article 13(3), which states that civilians forfeit protection "for such time as they take a direct part in hostilities." The combatants in a noninternational armed conflict are the armed forces of the state and, inter alia, "organized armed groups." In the International Committee of the Red Cross commentary on Additional Protocol II, it states that "[t]hose who belong to the armed forces or armed groups may be attacked at any time." (23) In the context of the armed conflict between the United States and AQAM, this means that active members of AQAM are combatants and may be lawfully targeted at will.