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My Definition of Terrorism - To me, terrorism is the use of violent actions to provoke fear or terror in a population for the purpose of spreading a message. I agree with Moeller in that terrorism is distinguished from other forms of violence in that “The victims and the intended audience of a terrorist act are not the same,”1 and “the psychological impact of a terrorist act is intended to be greater than the physical damage caused. The goal of terrorism is to send a message, not defeat the enemy.”2 Additionally, in regards to Moeller’s questions of whether terrorism is a tactic or ideology, terrorism is purely a tactic among many others, not an ideology at all....   [tags: Terrorism, Terrorists, 2015] 329 words
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Terrorism – Wake Up America! - Terrorism – Wake Up America. America, wake up. That's what we think we heard on the 11th of September 2001 and maybe it was, but I think it should have been "Get Out of Bed!" In fact, I think the alarm clock has been buzzing since 1979 and we have continued to hit the snooze button and roll over for a few more minutes of peaceful sleep since then. It was a cool fall day in November 1979 in a country going through a religious and political upheaval when a group of Iranian students attacked and seized the American Embassy in Tehran....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1076 words
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HAMAS: A Conventional Terrorist Group? - HAMAS, an Arabic acronym meaning “Islamic Resistance Movement”, is the name of the socio-political organization currently in power over the Gaza Strip. For decades Jews & Muslims and Israelis & Palestinians, often one in the same, have fought for control over the region. Each have killed thousands of the other, destroyed infrastructures and used underhanded tactics to gain an advantage. Nations such as Japan, the European Union, the United States and (of course) Israel classify the group as terrorists, while nations such as Turkey, Russia and Switzerland do not....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Islam Does NOT Advocate Terrorism - A few years ago, an extreme offshoot of al-Qaeda proclaimed itself a caliphate in the Middle East. Today, the entire world has witnessed ISIS commit brutal crimes against humanity, including beheadings and other horrific acts of violence as well as its unlawful seizure and destruction of public and private property in Iraq, Syria and beyond. Because of this, many people think that Islam requires fighting non-Muslims, killing, invading other lands, etc. All these thoughts about Islam are totally wrong....   [tags: ISIS, Terrorism 2015]
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Terrorism: Public Safety More Important Than Freedom - For decades, the world’s many governments have regarded safety as a high-ranked priority for their countries and their citizens, especially the American government. Though some high officials place freedom above safety, they realize that safety must be achieved before the average citizen approaches the concept of acquiring freedom. H.L. Mencken states that the average citizen will choose safety over freedom. The average citizen can be defined as a person who would rather put his safety before others even for the sake of his freedom; however, an extraordinary citizen will put his life on the line for others’ safety and freedom....   [tags: Terrorism Essays] 1172 words
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Military Drones Used for Terrorism Prevention - Throughout the world, every day, there are many terrorist activities occurring. Many of which occur in areas where there are communities of people living around there. Yet, how is the military supposed to stop these terrorists. Nowadays the military has begun using drones to stop these savages from causing any more damage. Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles which are used for both surveillance and targeting specified suspects. They can either be piloted by someone on the ground or they can be programmed to follow a certain flight track....   [tags: terrorists, terrorism, drones, military] 720 words
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Indirect Victims of Terrorism - Following the largest terrorist attack on US on September 11, 2001, the nation has changed forever. The number of victims was tremendous: thousands have died or went missing. However, these innocent people who died as a result of the act are direct victims. Many forget that are still tens of thousands who knew someone who was killed or heard about the attack. These people are indirect victims because they also suffered even though not physically but mentally. In addition, even terrorists themselves are also victims: some of their religious believes, some of the strong commitment to the orders of their leaders....   [tags: 9/11 Essays, Terrorism] 726 words
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Counter-Terrorism Strategy - Counter-terrorism strategy has been a key issue since September 11, 2001. Daniel Byman posits, “Most elements of counter-terrorism strategy address one of two different goals: disrupting the group itself, and its operations; or changing the overall environment to defuse the group’s anger or make it harder to raise money or attract recruits” (pg. 121). However, there are some fundamental flaws concerning these simplistic, straightforward approaches. Byman analyzes seven strategic options to combat terrorism; “Unilateral, multilateral action, containment, defense, diversion, delegitimation, and transforming terrorist breeding ground” (pg....   [tags: terrorism, United States]
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Terrorism's Effects on the World - Terrorism's Effects on the World Ethnic conflicts arise everyday among people in society. Although problems between the populace have changed in the present generation, ethnic issues have been apparent since the beginning of time. Some of the modern cultural conflicts can range from terrorism to religious wars. Terrorism has been a predicament throughout the entire world ever since the day man was created. It seems to be the answer to many leaders’ issues with “foreign” people. Not only is terrorism harmful itself in many ways, it causes new problems that worsen every situation....   [tags: Terrorism Violence Ethnicity Culture Essays] 1725 words
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America’s War on Terrorism - America’s War on Terrorism The world has been changed forever since the tragic attack on September 11, 2001. An observer described the atrocity by saying, "It just went 'bam,' like a bomb went off. It was like holy hell (CNN 1). " The new world will be different from what any American has known before. A new war has arisen, not against a foreign country or a major region of the world, but rather against a select group of people who have the capabilities to destroy the lives of so many. The war against terrorism which the United States is now forced to wage will not be an easily won battle....   [tags: Terrorism Politics Foreign Policy]
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Terrorism, Peace and Diversity - Terrorism, Peace and Diversity Acts of terrorism underscore the urgent need to promote peace. Yet, this is also an opportunity to promote diversity. Indeed, peace and diversity are related. --It is a good time to look at ripple effects and connections. --More than 1/3 of the people killed in the World Trade Center on September 11 were not Americans. They were citizens of 70-80 other countries. Hundreds were Muslims. --More than 40% of residents of New York City are foreign-born. --The dead and missing and 6,000+ treated at hospitals in New York City, and several hundred more at the Pentagon and in the Pennsylvania crash, have families and friends--if each one has only 10 family and...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 632 words
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Domestic Terrorism in America - "We therefore advocate a revolution against the industrial system."  -Ted Kaczynski   The sun rises to a deep spring-blue sky on Sunday the Fifth of May 2017; 51,000 people are converging on downtown Spokane for the 39th running of the Bloomsday road race. Thirty miles to the south, near the town of Fairfield, a small cluster of people watch from a distance as two men in protective coveralls and respirators pour fifty gallons of a clear fluid into the payload compartment of a Bell 300C helicopter....   [tags: Islam Jihad and Terrorism Essays]
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Types of Domestic Terrorist Organizations in the United States - Domestic terrorism in the United States can be dated back to 1865 with the organization of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the South following the Civil War, when white supremacist used violence to intimidate and harm African Americans and supporters of the freed slaves. The organization was labeled a terrorist organization and outlawed in 1871, however small groups still exist today. (Zalman, 2011) The 1920’s saw a short spike in domestic terrorist attacks from Anarchist and the KKK. However, few incidents of domestic terrorism existed until the 1960’s when groups such as the Black Panthers and the Weathermen (aka The Weather Underground) formed, and the attacks have continued to grow over the ye...   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Is America the World's Largest Sponsor of Terrorism? - Thinking about peace requires understanding peace itself as thought, as knowledge, and as a critique of its others, its opposites: violence, terror, and war. Peace is encyclopedic in terms of the knowledge that it generates as well as the knowledge upon which it draws. This essay is a brief attempt to explore what the circumstances are for peace as thinking and what goes into that thinking. What I'm saying here rests on three important assumptions: first, we cannot simply point outward to terror and "hit" the right target; second, to have peace one must extend peace; and third, the necessary counter to notions of a "just war" is a "just peace." There are combinations of circumstances a...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1493 words
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Identifying the Enemy in a War Against Terrorism - Identifying the Enemy in a War Against Terrorism Abstract: In the good old days, it seemed like such an easy task to identify and give a face to who were your friends and foes at time of war, even at the risk of racial and cultural stereotyping. We are finding that it is very difficult to be at war with a concept like "international terrorism" because we also must give it a face. During World War II an article was published in the December 22, 1941 issue of Life magazine titled "A Handbook for Americans." A section of the handbook detailed ways that Americans could "tell a Jap from a Chinese." I found these stereotypes to be quite ridiculous – but the article underscores that there...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1177 words
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Taliban Terrorist Operative Mullah Muhammad Omar - Mullah Muhammad Omar is one of American’s most wanted terrorist. The United States put up $10 million dollars as a reward if it led to Omar’s capture. The US then raised it to $25 million dollars for his capture. Omar’s terrorist cell is based in Afghanistan. Omar is considered a mysterious terrorist amongst his people and a mythological hero in the terrorist world. In 2004, Omar stated that the Taliban were “hunting Americans like pigs.” Omar has been wanted by the FBI since 2001 for sheltering Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda members years prior to the September 11 attack....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The War on Terrorism and the US Propaganda Machine - The War on Terrorism and the US Propaganda Machine Totalitarian regimes control their people by bludgeoning and incarcerating them. Critics of Western societies claim that democratic governments maintain approval for their actions through the "manufacture of consent", a cryptic and insidious form of propaganda. "How?", you ask skeptically. By framing the debate, the theory says. By setting up a debate between two opposing acceptable views--one slightly left of government policy, and the other slightly right--the media can marginalize the radicals and legitimize the party line....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1030 words
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To Live Without Fear in the Age of Terrorism - To Live Without Fear in the Age of Terrorism       We can rebuild the New York City skyline, but the question for a nation that has for two centuries felt safe at home is how we rebuild our sense of security. We are painfully realizing that the fears and anxieties terrorism is designed to arouse may be not of a moment but the harbinger of a whole new era. We can fight the Taliban, but how to fight a ghost army that went to war with us before we were at war with it, an army that has injected its menace even into the everyday routine of opening a letter....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Challenges for US Counter-terrorism Efforts - Challenges for US Counter-terrorism Efforts   As a direct consequence of September 11, a number of substantial challenges lie ahead in the area of counter-terrorism..   The most prominent of these is the changing nature of the terrorism phenomenon.  In past years, when terrorism was largely the product of direct state sponsorship, policymakers were able to diminish prospects for the United States becoming a target using a combination of diplomatic and military instruments to deter potential state sponsors.  Today, however, many terrorist organizations and individuals act independently from former and present state sponsors, shifting to other sources of support, including the development...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1239 words
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Abandoning the Constitution in the Fight Against Terrorism - Abandoning the Constitution in the Fight Against Terrorism   During his terms as governor of Texas, George W. Bush made it clear that he was ignorant of the Constitution by denying due process to the people he executed and refusing effective counsel to indigent inmates.  As president, Bush, terrorized by terrorists, is abandoning more and more of the fundamental rights and liberties that he-and his subordinates-assure us they are fighting to preserve. On Thursday, November 15, William Safire-The New York Times' constitutional conservative-distilled Bush's new raid on the Constitution: "Misadvised by a frustrated and panic-stricken attorney general, a president of the United States has...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1656 words
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No Restraint Needed in Our Response to Terrorism - No Restraint Needed in Our Response to Terrorism Many liberals have called for restraint in responding to the September 11 attack on the United States. These groups proclaim that we must not ask "who" committed these horrible crimes but instead ask "why" the killers were so angry at the United States. In other words, what has America done to lead these people to the conclusion that murderous terrorism is the only appropriate action. The liberals contend that the terrorists feel that such monumental wrongdoing have been inflicted upon them, their families and their way of life by the United States that such calamitous actions are the only remedy....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1048 words
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Our War Against Terrorism is Justified - Our War Against Terrorism is Justified   This essay will address the question whether the war against terrorism declared by President George W. Bush is a just war.   According to the September 22nd edition of Star-Ledger, Professor Richard Falk, of Princeton University said  “the mainstream media have turned into a 'war-mobilizing mechanism' leading to intense indoctrination of the public in support of a military response." "We are living in a society that is so convinced of its own innocence that it is ready to embark on its own 'holy war,'" Falk said....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1356 words
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Is the Cause of Terrorism Islam, or Foreign Policy? - Was the Cause of September 11 Islam or Foreign Policy. George W. Bush has taken a stand on the true nature of Islam, calling it, for instance, a "religion of peace." As strange as this is to hear from the president of the United States, Bush's declarations have given rise to a good deal of useful public discussion about Islam. Unfortunately, this discussion has too often accepted the confused terms of the president's rhetoric: Is there, or is there not, something wrong in the nature of Islam....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 710 words
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Terrorism in America: The Oklahoma City Bombing - Terrorism in America: The Oklahoma City Bombing On April 19th 1995 the worst terrorist attack on US soil took place in the heartland of America. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma was targeted and almost completely blown to pieces by one enormous homemade bomb. The unthinkable had happened at the beginning of an average day at the office. This day would be remembered for the rest of America's history, unlike any other day, as a blatant attack on the United States government....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Islamic Terrorism and the Attack of September 11 -       “I am scared because I don't exactly know and understand the complex world problems that would cause people to direct their hatred toward America"  (Mary Coleman, New York Times News Service 9/14)       Even during the initial shock of September 11 that swelled my patriotism, even amidst the solemn mood of heroism that stirred my respect for the victims, their families, the New York City workers, and in spite of a sudden admiration for the media and for our leaders in government for their strength, resolve and composure, something in me knew that after the dust and debris had settled that this would be the essential question we would be left to wrestle with....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Media Propaganda Hides American Terrorism - Media Propaganda Hides American Terrorism   An article in this month's "Stuff" magazine for men, titled "Die American Scum" tells us that the world sucks. It sucks because while Americans have given other countries "Mickey Mouse, burgers and gum, won wars for them, kept the peace and disposed of dictators," all we have gotten in return is terrorism. The article, by John Parrish, goes on to discourage Americans from traveling to 10 "terrorist" countries including Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Colombia and Mexico....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1182 words
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Defending our Nation Against Terrorism - Defending our Nation Against Terrorism As a member of the US Navy and a servant to the armed forces of the US, the past four or five months have been almost heartbreaking as I have watched the world take shots at the domination of US foreign policy. To think about the US Military as a potential or even acting terrorist makes me sick as I believe that I am serving to protect ideals such as freedom and democracy. However, there are many that look to the red, white and blue of the Americas as an aggressor against world peace and not as a linch-pin in the search for the global sustainment of order....   [tags: America Terrorism Argumentative Essays] 1188 words
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Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism and How to Prevent Acts of Terrorism - Introduction Acts of terrorism has greatly affected multiple countries, including the United States. The horrific events that took place on 9/11 left the American people shocked, devastated, and furious. Many innocent American’s lost their lives on this infamous day. While airports and airlines are not free from security breaches, a set of new security measures and requirements have been implemented by the International Air Transport Association and the International Civil Aviation Organization (Beirman, 2011)....   [tags: Terrorism and Tourism, 2015]
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America's Futile Fight Against Terrorism and ISIS - From the perspective of the West, the war on terror can seem to be as never-ending as battling Hydra. For every terrorist leader struck down, three more arise from the dust to take his place, and themselves take positions of power in numerous countries. It’s difficult for Western powers to understand that it is the cutting down of that one leader that gives rise to the others. In the wake of 9/11, the American approach to the war on Terror has poured oil on what was once a small fire of fundamentalist fervour....   [tags: global issues, terrorism]
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Anti-Terrorism Immigration Reforms - As a somewhat belated reaction to the February 26, 1993, bombing of the World Trade Center, Congress passed very enforcement-minded immigration legislation three years later called the "Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) of 1996." President Clinton signed the "anti-terrorism" immigration bill on April 24, 1996. But the second session of the 104th Congress was not through yet. The immigration reformers were on a roll. Later that same year Congress passed even greater changes to the Immigration Act called the "Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) of 1996." The IIRIRA, known as the 1996 Act was signed by President Clinton on September 30, 1996...   [tags: Policy Legislation Terrorism] 1474 words
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Terrorism: Safety vs Privicy - Ever since 9-11, we as a country have been divided on many issues. One of the most discussed considers the question of whether retaining our privacy is more important than ensuring our safety. The two texts I will be using to explore this question are: Mobile Phone Tracking Scrutinized by Nikki Swartz Published in the Information Journal, which bills it’s self as “the leading source of information on topics central to the management of records and information worldwide”(347), in March/April 2006 and Reach Out and Track Someone by the author Terry Allen which appeared in the May 2006 edition of In These Times, a publication “dedicated to informing and analyzing popular movements for social e...   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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September 11: War Against Terrorism is Necessary - September 11: War Against Terrorism is Necessary      On the fateful morning of September 11, 2001, few of us knew that the history of America, let alone our individual lives, was dramatically and permanently changing. As the day progressed, Americans, one by one, were dumbfounded at the events that had occurred.  This is by no means the first terrorist attack in the history of the world.  Nor will it be the last.  Many cultures over time have been greatly wounded and even overcome by these fiendish terrorist attacks.  Thankfully, the United States' history has not been heavily tarnished by these assaults - until now....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Free Terrorism Essays: We Need the United Nations - We Need the United Nations in Our War Against Terror The United Nations has often been criticized, but events after the terrorist attack of September 11 show how essential it is to international peace and security. The United Nations Security Council, in particular, has proved its value in the present crisis. To combat terrorism, and specifically Osama bin Laden's network and the governments of Iran, Iraq, North Korea and other countries, a broad and diverse coalition is necessary. President Bush quickly realized that the active cooperation of other countries, including Muslim countries, was essential to the intelligence and policy work needed to find terrorists and destroy their ne...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 826 words
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The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps - The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps   As the horrific tragedy of September 11 settles into permanent corridors of our conscious life, our reactions as a society are manifold. There is shock, grief, anger and other emotions that we have not fully understood or found words to describe. As we search for explanations, our sages in government, the media and the academy try to help us articulate what we have experienced. We have been told that our innocence is gone, that the third world war has begun and that we are confronting a new and more lethal form of terrorism than the world has ever seen....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1119 words
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Connection of Terrorism and the Middle East - ... 2013). Every Muslim must follow the laws of the Shari’a just like Americans follow the laws under the Constitution. The ways of the Shari’a might look extreme under foreign eyes that might cause tension toward Muslims. In addition, the official language in Islam is Arabic. Many words related to Islam are sallam and jihad. Sallam means peace and jihad means struggle. Most Muslims cannot condone to violence against American citizens. Muslims are misjudged by their actions, even if their words mean peace....   [tags: society, terrorist, muslim, impact, culture] 690 words
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The Nuclear Terrorism Threat and the Aum Shinrikyo Cult - The Nuclear Terrorism Threat and the Aum Shinrikyo Cult Until the mid seventies, the term nuclear terror was used predominately to describe the threat of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. Since then, however, it has taken on a whole new meaning which many security experts feel poses a more serious threat to national security. In the past few decades, formal terrorist organizations have exploded planes out of the sky, bombed US military and diplomatic facilities abroad, and with the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombing incidents, they have even launched attacks on American soil....   [tags: Terrorism Research Papers]
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Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF - Domestic Eco-Terrorism, PETA, ALF & ELF With President Bush’s “War on Global Terrorism” making front page news reports and filling the news waves on the evening news, the American Public might not realize that there is in fact a war of sorts going on behind the scenes in their own country. This is the war on home-grown terrorist organizations. Moreover, it is the war to fight against the ALF (Animal Liberation Front) and its environmental little brother spin-off the ELF or Environmental Liberation Front....   [tags: Terrorism USA Esays Papers]
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Terrorism - Foreign Students do Not Threaten National Security - Foreign Students do Not Threaten National Security In response to the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks, America has demanded action, and we have gotten it. In addition to the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan and the ongoing federal investigation of the events surrounding the World Trade Center attacks, we have seen a flurry of legislative and executive action designed to increase our domestic security. Yet not all of this activity has been without controversy. From Bush's executive order authorizing the use of military tribunals to try non-U.S....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 779 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: Give Peace a Chance - Give Peace a Chance Since the horrible tragedy that occurred on September 11th, Americans are brainstorming for ideas on how to fight terrorism. Minds are collaborating on what can be done to reconcile the West in the minds of Islamic nations. Many strategies for attaining peace have been introduced, and steps are being made toward the appeasement of differences. The ideas for peacemaking that have already been set in motion will be discussed in Section 1, and new suggestions for reconciliation will be introduced in Section 2....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1780 words
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Biological Terrorism: Our City Streets as the New Battlefield - Biological Terrorism: Our City Streets as the New Battlefield The last 60-70 years of the twentieth century might be called the modern era of biological warfare. During this period, nation states developed biological weapons to be used on a far-away “European battlefield”. Even after ratification of the Biological Weapons Convention of 1972, the most impressive BW program in the history of mankind continued for 20 years, effectively cloaked in secrecy. Yet between 1970 and 1990, little thought was given to the possibility of a biological warfare or biological terrorist attack on US cities....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 2230 words
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Response to Terrorism: Military Vengeance or Positive Actions? - Response to Terrorism: Military Vengeance or Positive Actions. The issues raised by September 11 are less about constitutional war powers than about war wisdom. Under national and international law the President has legal authority to react in self-defense against this invasion of our territory. Even the most vigorous critics of executive power concede that under the Constitution the President is empowered, in Madison's words, to "repel sudden attacks." One might quibble over whether "repelling" an attack, which in the eighteenth century would have been a land or naval invasion by a foreign state, extends in this era to a military response outside the United States to an attack by unknow...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 863 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: We Must Oppose Peaceniks - We Must Oppose Peaceniks There is a certain segment of the population on any contemporary college campus that is never satisfied unless it is dissatisfied. So addicted is this small minority to the rush one receives from righteous indignation that, after centuries of moral progress in what is by now a relatively just society, their lives are reduced to a desperate search for sufficiently eye-catching evils to combat. Sweatshops one year, the low wages of University workers the next - while collegiate activism addicts often find themselves fighting real and continuing injustices, their brief battles are mere momentary fads, reduced to being the political equivalent of bellbottoms or...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 773 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: America Driven by Hatred? - America: Driven by Hatred. America stands on the brink of a war that we won't win. We are in a position to decide exactly how many lives we'd like to expend in order to capture some phantom and subject him to our justice system for crimes against humanity. Unlike Vietnam, this is not a war where we can't see our enemy. Instead, this is war where we can't find our enemy. Osama bin Laden is our enemy and we must eradicate him, along with his al Qaeda. In order to do so, however, we must find him....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 592 words
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Resolution on War on Terrorism - On September 11, 2001, attacks upon the World Trade Centers began a war. These attacks were a terrorist attack and began a war on terrorism for the United States which is not a regular kind of war. James F. Hoge, Jr., and Gideon Rose state, “But it was a strange kind of war, one without front lines or massed troops, fought in the shadows against an elusive enemy without a clear sense of where it would lead or how it would end” (xi). It will not be fought in one area or directly to one group of people, and it would be hard to find a certain resolution to end it....   [tags: september 11, terrorist attack, world trade center]
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Terrorism - On the morning of September 11, 2001 people around the world turned on their televisions and became witnesses the most devastating terrorist act ever carried out on U.S. soil. Much time has passed since then and the United States has changed in the succeeding years. Billions more than before, are now going into defense funds. American citizens have lost many conveniences as well as bits and pieces of privacy. Many American's have even added many words to their vocabulary. Words like Al-Queda and Anthrax are thrown around in everyday conversation....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism ] 1043 words
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Radio Frequency Weapons and the Next Phase of Terrorism - Radio Frequency Weapons and the Next Phase of Terrorism        Abstract:  This paper examines different types of radio frequency ("RF") weapons that are currently being developed.  It discusses the different types of weapons that currently exist, explains why they would be useful to terrorists, and explores different ways to defend against them.                Recent media articles have put forth the idea of the "RF weapon," something that has been described as if it were a magical gun that can bring the United States to its knees.  While these weapons do exist, the threat they pose is far less widespread and dangerous than articles such as "RF Weapons Attacking Our Freedom?" propose...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism in Canada: Air India Flight 182 Disaster - Terrorism in Canada: Air India Flight 182 Disaster The Air India disaster occurred on July 22nd, 1985. It is believed to be the most serious terrorist act that has ever taken place in Canada, claiming the lives of over three hundred people, most of them Canadian. To the present day, the bombings remain a mystery, with only one person charged in connection with the crime. Almost 15 years after flight 182 plummeted into the Atlantic off the coast of Ireland it continues to be investigated by authorities throughout the world, including the RCMP and CSIS in Canada....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism and the Anti-Terrorism Measures - “Airport racial profiling, Osama Bin Laden, Middle East Asian, Muslims, 9/11, metal detectors, racial profiling and hijacking” Do these words and phrases sound familiar. It is likely most of us have been at least tried once in our lifetime going through the security checking process at the airport. Do people find this inconvenient or it is beneficial to everyone’s safety. However, this security checking process is not too convenient for particular targeted group, which are the Muslims. In this paper, the main focus is to discuss about terrorism and the related anti-terrorism measures, such as racial profiling; and how do these policy affect the targeted group....   [tags: airport, process, racial, profiling, policy] 1447 words
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Modern Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism - ... This was worried about the most because chemicals were easy to buy in most stores and if terrorists have easier access to these chemicals they can start killing off people more easily. Terrorism happens all around the world. For example terrorism has happened mostly in the Middle East. Just Like in the following places Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. But, the most important terrorism attacks were on the Pearl Harbor and nine – eleven. These were the most influential attacks that have happened in the United States....   [tags: hacking, computer security, viruses, violence] 1686 words
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Terrorist Groups and Impact - Terrorist group and impact Introduction HAMAS (Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya) is the Arabic word for Zeal and also known as Islamic Resistance Movement. It is a notorious terrorist organization in the Middle East and George Bush stated that “Hamas is one of the deadliest terror organizations in the world today” (Jensen, p.1, 2009). Origins and sources Hamas was formed in 1987 as the Muslim brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) in Palestinian by late Ahmad Yassin, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi and Mohammad Taha....   [tags: Terrorism ] 1876 words
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Terrorism Essay: Metaphors for Terror - Metaphors for Terror The administration's framings and reframings and its search for metaphors should be noted. The initial framing was as a "crime" with "victims" and "perpetrators" to be "brought to justice" and "punished." The crime frame entails law, courts, lawyers, trials, sentencing, appeals, and so on. It was hours before "crime" changed to "war" with "casualties," "enemies," "military action," "war powers," and so on. Donald Rumsfeld and other administration officials have pointed out that this situation does not fit our understanding of a "war." There are "enemies" and "casualties" all right, but no enemy army, no regiments, no tanks, no ships, no air force, no battlefield...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 692 words
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Joint Terrorism Task Force - Joint Terrorism Task Force What it is A Joint Terrorism Task Force, or JTTF, is an anti-terrorist program formed by various law enforcement agencies that include: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, U.S Coast Guard Investigative Service, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation and Security Administration, U.S Secret Service, Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, state and local law service, and specialized agencies such as the railroad police....   [tags: anti-terrorist programs, law enforcement agencies] 624 words
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Terrorism: The Toughest Issue Facing the US - Among the security issues facing the United Stated in this age of change and turmoil, terrorism is the most challenging. This is not only due to the nature of terrorism itself, but also to the deliberately narrow focus of the US government and the ways it chose to address this threat. Three major aspects support this thesis. First, Terrorism is an old protean threat with which mankind has always had trouble coping. This often results in people emotionally overreacting. Also, ways taken by the American administration, driven by the wounds of 9/11, focus too much on Al Qaida, even when it is clear that many more terrorist groups are threatening the United States....   [tags: terrorist leaders, attack, muslim]
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The Ever Increasing International Terrorism Threat - The deaths of approximately 3,000 people in the suicidal collision of hijacked commercial airliners into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001 was the most destructive terrorist attack recorded in the world history which resulted in untold misery and suffering. This very atrocious act was committed at a time when experts had been defining a new form of international terrorism which states that not even a superpower like America is immune from these attacks as the main objective behind this the mass destruction....   [tags: Terrorist Attack, terrorists] 631 words
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John Locke and Terrorism - In 1689, A Letter Concerning Toleration, written by John Locke during his self-imposed exile to his friend Philip von Limborch, was published without the author's knowledge. The Letter concerned religious intolerance. It essentially made the case for religious toleration on the basis of philosophical principles. Locke was concerned with the State's toleration of those not subscribing to the orthodox religion of the day and, by putting a high value on the preservation of negative liberty, he proposed the toleration of a wide range of religious beliefs....   [tags: Philosophy of Terrorism Essays]
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Use of Typhoid as a Biological Terrorism Weapon - Introduction Salmonella typhoid bacteria have over 100 strains in the world today. Most cause illness in humans, but only a few of those strains cause the illness Typhoid Fever (Pike, 2014). Typhoid is a bacterium that has been very devastating to the human race for centuries. Typhoid thrives in undeveloped countries and countries with high populations and poor sanitation procedures. But, it is still a relevant disease here in the United States because of its ease of spread once someone is infected (Pollack, 2003)....   [tags: Biological Terrorism Essays]
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The Methodology of Terrorism - Terrorist organizations have been committing atrocities against innocent civilians throughout the world for hundreds of years. Terrorism has evolved in many different forms and from various motivations such as religious protest movements, political revolts, and social uprisings. Regardless of the motives for terror, the problem is the financing of terrorism and terrorist organizations themselves. Recent global terrorist attacks using high technology and extensive networks have shown that money is essential to provide the means behind all terrorist activities....   [tags: Terrorist Violence Papers] 4279 words
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Impact of Terrorism on our Civil Liberties - ... The people who were against the body scanners would take off their clothes to show that they had nothing to hide. Many of the major airports have these machines to prevent people from carrying potential weapons that could be a threat to the public. Measures such as body scanners received scrutiny from the American public and frequent fliers, but such security is required to maintain high surveillance and to prevent another terrorist plot from unfolding. The civil liberties that we have are independent of government interest have been to some extent have been suppressed due to the terrorist attacks that can be extremely unpredictable....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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Homegrown Terrorism - Introduction A United States citizen turning against one’s own government and embracing an ideology to kill another citizen or commit an act of violence is a growing phenomenon commonly known as homegrown terrorism. This transition or radicalization process that transforms an individual into an adversary has intensified since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The problem continues to persist in other parts of the world such as Canada, United Kingdom and even in Saudi Arabia, a Non-Western country....   [tags: Database, Jihadist Terrorist] 1341 words
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My Understanding of Extremism and Domestic Terrorism - My understanding of extremism is that it’s a term used to describe the actions or ideologies of individuals or groups outside the perceived political center of a society; or otherwise claimed to violate common moral standards. In democratic societies, individuals or groups which advocate that democracy should be replaced with some kind of authoritarian regime are usually branded extremists. There have been several terrorist acts committed in the United States of America, not by terrorists that live in other countries and despise the American ways and ideas, but by our own citizens who live and work in the United States of America....   [tags: Extremist, Terrorist, Ku Klux Klan] 698 words
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Bush's Fight Against Terrorism in Response to September 11, 2001 - Bush's Fight Against Terrorism in Response to September 11, 2001 President George W. Bush marked the six-month anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with a plaintive appeal for the world's nations to keep an unflagging commitment to the fight against terrorism. With flags of many world nations at his back on an enormous stage, Bush said the global coalition must not weaken in the face of terrorists who are brazen enough to try attacks similar to those carried out in New York and Washington last fall....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 417 words
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The Psychology of Terrorist Group Recruitment - Introduction One of the most complex aspects of counterterrorism (CT) for the intelligence community (IC), law enforcement (LE), and CT communities is the psychology of terrorism. In the broad study of the psychology of terrorism, a highly misunderstood and challenging subject area is the recruitment of terrorists. A “normal,” rational person would wonder why an individual would pledge to commit acts of terror that would inflict lethal or grave danger upon innocent civilians for a politically educed cause....   [tags: Psychology of Terrorism]
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Terrorism and Terrorist Motivations - “How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?” ― Howard Zinn Introduction This essay seeks to take on a discussion on the subject of terrorism, trying to note out the factors that drive and cause it. The structure will be such that thus; first given will be a background origination of the theory, and then a definition will be given. Following in the body the motivating factors will be discussed also giving light on the effects of terrorism and after the lengthy discussion the paper will reach a termination by outlining possible majors that can remedy the situation....   [tags: history, cultural causes]
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How Terrorism Has Changed The News - My family had no time for news that morning. When my mom dropped me off at school, we were perfectly unaware of the largest news story to break in years. I noticed more noise than usual in the empty school hallways. The muffled TV sets, hushed voices, and lack of children or laughter unnerved me enough to show up at my classroom a full ten minutes early. Immediately, I noticed that the TV was on, which confused me because we had no movie planned. My teacher was watching the same show as another teacher, featuring repeated footage of a plane tearing into a building....   [tags: Impact Terrorism on the Media 2015]
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The Difference between Terrorism and Domestic Terrorism - ... The author seconds that the FBI definition is the one that she agrees with the most. The FBI definition seems like the only one that doesn’t leave anything out. It is the most descriptive, and unlike the American Heritage definition, it broadens the scope of terrorists from being a certain type of group to the possibility of it being just one man or woman. The FBI also gives a definition of domestic terrorism that is very similar to its definition of terrorism, but has a minor difference. Like terrorism, there are three characteristics that need to be met in order to define an act as domestic terrorism....   [tags: similar concepts, definition]
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Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries - Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries The terrorism attack on the United States of America on September 11, 2001 has not only greatly affected American citizens, but it has also made a huge impact on the lives of people in Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Hence, because I am an international student from Indonesia, the attack has greatly affected my life in the United States of America. Since the terrorist attack, the American government has created a number of regulations that have to be followed exactly by the male citizens of Muslim countries who are currently staying in the United States....   [tags: Terrorism] 375 words
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Terrorism as a Strategy - INTRODUCTION Terrorism is one of the major ways to carry out violence either to prove a point or just to cause harm. Since 9/11, terrorism has been on the increase and the lack of a firm definition does not help solve the issue. To understand the ultimate purpose of terrorism, this essay will be looking at the concept of terrorism and why violence has to be used to prove a point in a state. It will also be looking at how many states are able to maintain their stand after a terrorist attack (using US and 9/11 as an example) as well as the destabilization it has caused in the state....   [tags: using violence to prove a point] 782 words
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The Impact of Terrorism - The impact of Terrorism Terrorism has and is changing the world. The U.S. government describes terrorism as “premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents” (Gupta12). The implications of terrorism go beyond the casualties. Terrorism has evolved drastically; the ramifications of these unjustifiable acts of terror have and are having a great impact in our everyday lives. A single act of terror can strike fear and gloom into an entire country....   [tags: US government, politcally motivated violence] 1580 words
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The Threat of Terrorism - ... A particular semi-truck carrying electrical supply as cargo attempted to go undetected through a port security check point. The driver claimed that he was alone in the truck. However, when the driver was unable to produce the proper manifest and upon closer inspection, two individuals were discover in the truck as well but was cleared later. The many instances of threats or the possibility of a threat illuminates concerns about the dangers that can occur at or near maritime borders and ports....   [tags: Violence, Politics] 1391 words
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Terrorism in the Media - ... The mass media affects the spread of propaganda and just encourages group and individual terrorist acts. In a way the media is an ally to terrorists. The media use terrorists to get stories and terrorists use the media to spread fear and panic. The media legitimizes terrorism and their causes because by publicizing their acts, even if not completely true, it will be believed. People say don’t believe everything you hear and read, but once its put out there, the propaganda is already set in our heads....   [tags: criminal violence, government change]
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Terrorism in the US - ... Mcloughlin, 2009). Those forms of terror are not extinct but have evolved into entirely different threat. One purposed by the most popular extremist group around the word al Qaeda. This specific group is essentially run like a military branch of service. They feature recruiting stations, procurement, and operations training. This group and its associates present both a national and global threat. They use war tactics that can only adequately be countered by military force. Rather it is home or abroad military readiness is sharp....   [tags: notional interests, policies, politics] 965 words
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The Consequences of Terrorism - ... The Taliban, following the footsteps and believing in the "Khwarijites" school of thought have been operating the same way, dominating and controlling the people through fanatic religious ideas and extremist approach towards implementing "sharia" and spreading the word of faith. "Fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam" -Feisal Abdul Rauf (American Sufi imam and author and activist whose stated goal is to improve relations between west & Muslim world) TALIBAN: THEIR EVOLUTION AND STRATEGIES The intense unrest caused in Afghanistan by the soviet invasion in 1979 and its subsequent spilling over into the neighboring country Pakistan, led to a series of events that were all part of...   [tags: collateral damage, psychological impact]
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Terrorism is a Chamaleon - ... The U.S. led forces soon brought down the Taliban. They are still working to help rebuild and alleviate the nation. Since 2001, many Al Qaeda members have been conquered or killed. On May 1, 2011, U.S. troops killed Bin Laden where he was hiding in Pakistan. The U.S. raided Iraq in 2003. President George W. Bush and other powerful leaders believed that the country’s ruler, Saddam Hussein, was hiding weapons that could be given to terrorists. Hussein was conquered and later put to death by a court of law....   [tags: Patriot Act, Al Qaeda] 1283 words
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Terrorism in the Philippines - ... Of these groups the terrorist groups are considered to be Abu Sayyaf Group, the Communist Party of the Philippines/New Peoples Army, and Jemaah Islamiyah. Al Qaeda cannot be directly related to this area but is believed that Al Qaeda aid the two major terrorist groups in procuring weapons as well as explosives. Jemaah Islamiyah is based out of Indonesia and has strong ties to Al Qaeda. Some of the members are also members of Al Qaeda and they share a training camp in Mindanao. There are allocations that Jemaah Islamiyah may have helped plan the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States....   [tags: Human Security Act]
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The War on Terrorism - Before the September 11 attacks many Americans believed the United States, a country founded upon its bravery and freedom, was untouchable. On that dreadful day, America was knocked off its pedestal and forced into the war on terror. Inadvertently to many Americans, they fail to realize why this war was unique and not like any other conflict the United States has come across before. America now faced a new type of enemy the Taliban, an organization known for its ruthless behavior and severe attacks and driven by the true nation of Islam....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Taliban] 1274 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: The Threat of Usamah Bin-Ladin - The Threat of Usamah Bin-Ladin This essay was written in 1999 when I was a student at the University of Kentucky. My college roommate and I often debated our opposing views on foreign affairs. My roommate, animatedly felt that ridding the world of nuclear weapons would gradually end all violence between states. Although idealistically I would have liked to agree, I had to contend that war would never end as long as religion was central to the beliefs of the soldiers fighting. Sheikh Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Ladin personifies and embodies my argument ....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 2184 words
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What is the Definition of Terrorism? - The concept of terrorism is exceedingly difficult to define. Author Gerald Seymour first said in his book Harry’s Game that, “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”. Each individual may view terrorism in a different light. Because of this, there is currently no universal definition of terrorism. However in recent years, it has become increasingly more important to form a definition of terrorism, especially while working in the media. The word terror dates back to the French Revolution....   [tags: Terrorist vs Freedom Fighter]
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How Terrorist Organization Exploit Media Coverage - Terrorist organizations use a variety of ways to promote their propaganda and strike fear into the society. Among one of the most effective avenues that terrorist organizations use to promote their cause and strike terror across the globe is use of media. Immediately, one would ask, “wouldn’t success for terrorist organizations be based on the amount of casualties that their mission generated as opposed to media coverage. Actually, the reverse is true, terrorists and their organizations thrive on the media coverage that their operations generates because of the ‘benefits’ that are associated with it....   [tags: Terrorism, Media] 2036 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism The Good, the Bad, the Terrorist. Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is still alive and well today ("Terrorism Research Center: Definitions" 1)....   [tags: Terrorist]
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Terrorist Rivals and the US War on Terror - The article Terrorist Rivals goes into great detail explaining the situation concerning the United States and balance of power. Balance of power is when countries balance out their military and economic power to make war less likely . This article mainly talks about the US, Afghanistan and Iraq. The US was attacked on September 11, 2001 by the terrorist group Al Quaeda. This attack killed 2 998 people , therefore causing the US to seek revenge on Afghanistan. They decided to declare war on Afghanistan because the Afghan government would not give up the Al Quaeda members hiding in their country....   [tags: Terrorist Rivals, Terrorism, USA, ] 522 words
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