Aggression

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Aggression

Unjustified planned, threatened, or carried out use of force by one nation against another.

The key word in the definition of aggression is "unjustified"—that is, in violation of International Law, treaties, or agreements. It was the basic charge leveled against Nazi Germany at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946.

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Redirected aggression is often related to barrier frustration, it happens when the target of a dog's aggression is unattainable, while someone or something else is within reach.
233, Number 4), the article, "Evaluation of inciting causes, alternative targets and risk factors associated with redirected aggression in cats,' describes a typical case of redirected aggression like this: Your indoor cat is watching through the window.