This monograph examines from a psychological perspective the use of metaphors in framing counterterrorism. Four major counterterrorism metaphors are considered, namely those of war, law enforcement, containment of a social epidemic, and a process of prejudice reduction.
Kruglanski, Arie, and Martha Crenshaw, Jerrold Post, Jeff Victoroff. 2008. "What Should This Fight Be Called? Metaphors of Counterterrorism and Their Implications." Psychological Science in the Public Interest (December): 97-133. http://www.psychologicalscience.org/journals/pspi/pspi_8_3_article.pdf