Final Interpretation for RI # 9 - Definition of Counter

Date: 04/13/2001
Subject: Definition of Counter
CC Part #1 Reference: 
CC Part #2 Reference: 
CC Part #3 Reference: CC Part 3, Section 1
CEM Reference: 


The definition of counter is inaccurate. Strictly speaking, an objective cannot counter a threat; an objective is a statement of what is needed to counter a threat.


Objectives are merely statements of goals. They do not counter threats solely by their existence; it is when objectives are realised that the threat is mitigated.

Specific Changes

CC Part 3, Paragraph 75 is replaced with:

Counter (verb) - This term is typically used in the context that the impact of a particular threat is mitigated but not necessarily eradicated.