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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

jackboot tactics \jackboot tactics\ n. [from the jackboots worn as part of the uniform of police in certain totalitarian countries.] Harsh strongarm tactics; repressive, bullying and militaristic tactics like those used in authoritarian or totalitarian countries; -- used opprobriously, and often in hyperbolic exaggeration of police tactics in democratic countries. [PJC]