Barack Obama won't use the word "terrorist" or "terrorism"
Obama moved away from saying “global war on terror,” but still uses terms like “terrorism”
In a 2013 speech, Obama advocated against defining future efforts to fight violent extremism as a “boundless ‘global war on terror’ ”:
In Afghanistan, we will complete our transition to Afghan responsibility for that country’s security. Our troops will come home. Our combat mission will come to an end. And we will work with the Afghan government to train security forces, and sustain a counterterrorism force, which ensures that al Qaeda can never again establish a safe haven to launch attacks against us or our allies.
Beyond Afghanistan, we must define our effort not as a boundless “global war on terror,” but rather as a series of persistent, targeted efforts to dismantle specific networks of violent extremists that threaten America. In many cases, this will involve partnerships with other countries.