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The Construction of Risk: 9/11 Terrorist Attack and the Response to It - The Construction of Risk: 9/11 Terrorist Attack and the Response to It On the 11th of September 2001 terrorists carried out suicide attacks on American soil. They killed over 3,000 people and shocked the world as people never really thought of the magnitude of the attacks and in particular the location of the attack, America where risk is calculated and anticipated. These events shed a light of a debate whether risk is an objective phenomenon whose probability can always be calculated, or it is subjective/dynamic phenomenon which is constantly constructed and negotiated....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11th,]
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Discussion of Terrorism - Discussion of Terrorism Terrorism, as defined by Title 22 of the United States code, section 2656f(d), is the "pre-meditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence and audience." Islamic terrorism is a serious problem for the United States because of the threat to national security, innocent civilians, and the foundations of democratic societies throughout the world....   [tags: Papers] 2337 words
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Political Unrest in Yemen, Terrorism, and America - The U.S. has a tough stance when it comes to terrorism, especially in regions where terrorist groups look to take advantage of a people or a situation. In this paper I hope to answer questions pertaining to how the political unrest in Yemen began, how Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were formed and what effects they have in the region as well as the implications to American policies and interests in the Horn of Africa area. Yemen is a poor and unstable state where the political and social problems are an issue that some groups will look to exploit while others have a vested interest in stability....   [tags: Political Science]
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Solutions for Terrorism - Terrorism is a controversial issue which spans the globe, Terrorism is defined as using force to influence or change a political decision. This is a relevant definition which can easily be related to in this day and age. There are many ideas about how to deal with this menacing threat one being a diplomatic solution some believe that the United Nations (UN) should step in and resolve it peacefully. Others oppose this idea and believe that the only solution is violence. Many up hold the idea of violence and that joint North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and special forces operations should tackle the threat head on The history of terrorism can be traced back as far as the French revolu...   [tags: essays research papers] 973 words
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Spanish Anti-terrorism and the Basque Society - Within Basque society, there is an ideological conflict due to the use of violence as a political tool. Many criticize Spanish anti-terrorism movements as violating the human rights of the ETA—many captured ETA members are imprisoned for decades, exiled from the country, tortured, or killed (Basque Conflict)—but they also find themselves exhausted and emotionally overtaxed by living in an environment that revolves around constant violence and terrorist threats (Vieytez). In the graph below, reproduced from The Basque Conflict report, the struggle between the ETA and the Spanish police is depicted through raw data that indicates just how widely the ETA’s actions have affected both the Spanish...   [tags: eta member, basque conflict, spain]
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Digital Crime and Terrorism Case Study - Digital crime and terrorism is one of the remaining challenges that law enforcement must address to guarantee greater global security and harmony. Law enforcement agencies therefore need better means through which they can forecast the past, present and future aspects of digital crimes so that they can be well equipped to restrict the actions of those who perpetrate such crimes. This paper is going to analyze the eight key forecasts that are related to digital crime and how law enforcement agencies can come with strategies to combat these crimes....   [tags: Internet]
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Motives For Terrorism - Terrorism is a type of violence used tactically in peace, conflict, and war. The threat of terrorism is ever present, and an attack is likely to occur when least expected. In trying to find out what factors can cause an individual to choose terrorism, it is first necessary to define what terrorism is. The Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” Per the definition, the terrorists are not giving into a whim of random acts, but these individuals are using calculated moves in ord...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Religion and Terrorism - RELIGION AND TERRORISM The world is filled with different religions and different ideologies formed around governments and political organizations. The problem that arises from not separating church and state issues is that the government tends to force the citizens of the nation to worship as the administration deems fit. Within these religious groups are extremist, and these members can be the deadliest of all the parishioners. Acts of religious terrorism are the responsibility of devout extremists that commit acts of horror in the name of many different religions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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War on Terror - Since the days of the Cuban Missile Crisis (Marfleet, 1997) in the sixties, the United States has become increasingly more relaxed as to the possibility of an attack on American soil. Since the attack on the Twin Towers in September of 2001, by the terrorist group al-Qaeda, the United States has again become more aware and alert to this possibility. Not only did the attack on the United States bring Americans together as a country united, it also brought on changes that included the newly developed Department of Homeland Security....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Terrorist’s Extradition Loophole - The Terrorist’s Extradition Loophole Most extradition treaties between states call for an exemption for crimes that are political in nature. The political offense exemption was originally created to allow states to protect those that another state may wish to prosecute for crimes that are politically committed against that government. R. Stuart Phillips, a Judge Advocate in the United States Army, distinguishes between “pure” political offenses and “relative” political offenses. “Pure” political offenses are directed specifically against the state and do not directly affect civilians....   [tags: Terrorists Terrorism Terror Essays]
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Terrorism in America - Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation, especially for political purposes. A terrorist is a supporter or participant in terrorism. The attack of September 11 is an example of terrorism. Currently, American troops are at war with Iraq trying to end terrorism, free Iraqi, and obtain world peace. By going to war, is America doing a good thing or is it showing signs of being terrorists and threat to other countries. In "The Oblivious Empire" by Mark Hertsgaard demonstrates how arrogance has shown through Americans and Presidents actions in American foreign policy have reflected irritation and anger in foreigners causing attacks on America....   [tags: Comparative Literature] 1001 words
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Budget for Terrorism - This year’s budget will be required to address the new and dangerous reality of terrorism on the US home front. Over the next 5 years $50 billion dollars has been allotted to plans that are specifically geared to dealing with terrorism. In my belief in is important to separate the budget into two different categories of counter-terrorism. The first category allocates money in response to the attacks of September 11th. This money will contribute to programs that offer monetary assistance to both those directly affected by the attacks and those suffering from the negative economic impact of the attack....   [tags: essays papers] 1608 words
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Lions for Lambs - In the movie Lions for Lambs, the Senator sits behind his desk, his face one of excitement and determination. He is talking about the new war on terrorism. As he is speaking , a reporter takes notes. Then he speaks of the terrorists’ view on the last 1300 years of human progress and how they consider it as heresy and that it is punishable by death. We, as Americans, cannot comprehend this idea, as we are always look to the future and progress as a blessing for us and our children....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Israel and Terrorism - Introduction: The Conflict, Cause for Optimism, and Skepticism Over the past 55 years conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has led to three wars, years of terrorism, and decades of poverty and displacement resulting in thousands upon thousands of deaths among both peoples. Despite the conflict, Israel has managed to develop its economy thanks in large part to generous foreign aid. Palestinians, however, have largely been living in poverty, under the rule of a corrupt government and in fear of Israeli strength....   [tags: Threats to World Peace]
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TERRORISM AND IMMIGRATION - Terrorism in the United States The terrifying event that occurred on September 11, 2001 is an example of what the world had been warned about many times, “TERRORISM”. In 1998, for example, the U.S. government told American citizens that they were potential targets for a terrorist group joined by the now infamous Osama bin Laden (Eland, 1998). However, many did not think any terrorist would be capable of the tragedy that leveled the World Trade Center and took many thousands of human lives....   [tags: essays research papers] 1330 words
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Fear of Terrorism - Fear of Terrorism Since the events of 9/11, we in the Western World have finally gotten ourselves in tune with the most basic and vital of human instincts: fear. From the beginning of time, as we cocooned ourselves in our cave dwellings (early precursor of the gated community), and trembled at the prospect of roving sabre toothed tigers, passing storms, and even clouds crossing the face of the moon, fear has been our constant companion. It has been fear of one kind and another that has been responsible for all of the wars, laws and technological developments that have shaped and guided our great civilizations....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 726 words
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War on Terrorism - The War On Terrorism Every morning, millions of people around the world begin their day by reading the newspaper. News topics are constantly discussed in everyday life and remain the dominant topic of conversation between friends, family, and even strangers. It is our responsibility as a modern society to recognize all events that impact our lives and make others aware of them, and newspapers as well as the general media allow us this opportunity. The New York Times, a worldwide newspaper, offers us a chance to become informed of worldwide current events while also offering insight into the development of society as seen through the eyes of the media....   [tags: essays research papers] 764 words
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Terrorism and Technology - Terrorism and Technology It wasn’t until the morning of September 11th that America began to question just how safe we really are. As the world watched the devastation on the news, everyone was looking for comfort. However, often times when something as horrific as this happens, the ones you look to for comfort are looking back at you for comfort. Many people found what piece of mind they could, through technology during this horrible time. The September 11th terrorist attacks have had both positive and negative impacts on the use of computers and technology....   [tags: September 11 Essays 9/11] 924 words
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Terrorism in Kenya - Terrorism in Kenya Introduction Kenya has been the battlefield of tragic terrorist attacks on western interests twice since 1998 – once in 1998 when the US embassy was attacked and a second time in 2002 when a Israeli-owned Paradise hotel was bombed. In 1980, Jewish-owned Norfolk hotel was attacked by the PLO. Every single attack shared a common thread of irony: the majority of the lives lost were Kenyan, even though the ideology behind the attacks suggests that Kenyan and Kenyans were not involved in the political dynamic that precipitated the attacks....   [tags: A Level Essays]
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Security and Terrorism - The government can implement many new methods to increase security, or better yet give off the image of better security which is what they have predominantly done, yet ultimately there will always be a way to bypass or come up with a new way to infiltrate that measure. The government so far has done a variety of things ranging from the closing of the Dulles airport (permanently), working with the FAA on new security measures, having pilots carry handguns, and a not so specific, profiling. Well the first and easiest of the new security measures is the permanent closing of the airport, which is very near the heart of our nation's political machine....   [tags: essays research papers] 1177 words
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Reprecussions of Terrorism - Repercussions of Terrorism On September 11, 2001, four American air flights were hijacked by terrorists destroying both the World Trade Center Towers, and a wing of the pentagon. With the media coverage showing Americans every aspect of the attack, the hatred grows stronger within our souls. The only option we have is hunting down those responsible for this, and making them regret all actions they’ve made against the United States. Peace can only be reached by finishing the battle they started....   [tags: essays research papers] 900 words
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Terrorism and the Causes of Terrorist Attacks -   The continuing successful and attempted terrorist attacks in the USA and the endless wars and conflicts in which we are involved are caused by the very same reasons experienced in the expansion of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries.  The economic, political, and cultural conditions present in each of these periods in history, although hundreds of years apart, are still very much alike.  The same desires for money, relations between different countries, and differing religious views are what caused this tragedy and similar conflicts during the expansion of Europe.  By examining these causes in the present as well as in the past, Americans might have a better understanding of...   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay]
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The Roots of the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 - The causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are rooted deeper than most Americans realize. The trail of historical events that led to this catastrophe are widely unknown. Many Americans believe that the war on terror began with the tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and ended with the death of Osama Bin Laden, but in reality, the war on terror has a long and complicated history. This paper will explore the historical events that culminated in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.....   [tags: terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, Middle East]
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America Must Destroy the Terrorist Networks - America Must Destroy the Terrorist Networks      When one hears the word “terrorism,” a thought of a bombing, an explosion, a gunshot, or a hi-jacking comes to mind. How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is defined as the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to achieve certain political, economical, or social aims.      When I heard about terrorists hijacking airplanes full of civilians and flying them into the World Trade Centers in New York, the Pentagon, and a rural field in Pennsylvania, I didn’t know what to think of all this....   [tags: Terrorism War Terror] 714 words
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The Terrorist Attacks and the Cherokee Theory of Violence - The Terrorist Attacks and the Cherokee Theory of Violence Like most Americans, I have spent many moments since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 trying to grasp both the acts themselves and the seemingly endless chain of depressing events following in their wake. Although many have rediscovered faith communities or a renewed social activism in their search for understanding, I have immersed myself in the lessons of Cherokee culture and history. This history teaches me to situate September 11th in the context of other tragedies that have occurred on American soil....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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Effects of UK Anti-Terrorism Laws on Human Rights - What are the effects of UK anti-terrorism laws on human rights and are these justified in ensuring national security. Within the last decade, research has contributed to understanding the effects of anti-terrorism laws. It is at the forefront of current legislation and is a topic of debate as in recent years the laws put in place to protect national security in the UK have changed drastically when compared to pre-9/11. This literature review will contribute to current research by looking at the effects UK Anti-terrorism laws have had on human rights and whether these laws can be justified through protecting the public from acts of terrorism....   [tags: politics, national security]
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Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists? - Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists. Terrorism is politically motivated violence intended to intimidate and terrify. When U.S. embassies were bombed in Kenya and Tanzania, Washington decided to retaliate. On Aug. 20, 1998, the U.S. launched military strikes at what they believed were terrorist-related bases in Afghanistan and Sudan. They believed these groups played a key role in the embassy bombings. Some believe that retaliation and a show of force are acts of self-defence that will eventually result in the destruction of terrorism....   [tags: Papers] 494 words
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The United States Has NO Comprehensive Terrorism Policy - Introduction Terrorism brings about serious problems in a government which take a long time to be resolved. People have lost their lives, some have been displaced, properties destroyed and the government in general is affected as people live with fears of attack. The war on terrorism is a big challenge faced by most governments as they look for ways and means of controlling it. More efforts have been put in place to fight the war on terrorism but the outcome is not as effective as it is supposed to be since the attackers continue to develop new strategies as the current technology advances by day....   [tags: Government Fight Against Terror Attacks]
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The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism by Pape, Bloom, and Horowitz - “Terrorism involves the use of violence by an organization other than a national government to cause intimidation or fear among a target audience;” at least, this is how Pape (2003) defines terrorism in his article “The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism” (343). The goal of this article by Pape is to discuss suicide terrorism and how it “follows a strategic logic, one specifically designed to coerce modern liberal democracies to make significant territorial concessions” (343). Similar to Pape, Bloom (2004) and Horowitz (2010) also delve into the exponential increase of suicide terrorism and why it occurs....   [tags: violence, intimidation, al-qaeda]
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The Past and Present of Terrorism - The Past and Present of Terrorism This essay will discuss the past and present of Terrorism. From the Jewish Zealots of the 1st Century committing incidents of terrorism against the Romans to Hitler's Germany's committing atrocities against the people to the acts of terrorism that Ireland's IRA commit(ed) against the British Government to the ultimate act of Terrorism on the World Trade Centre, Terrorism has always existed. This essay will start with a brief summary of terrorism from the 1st century the early 20th century....   [tags: Papers] 1857 words
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The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History - The Existence of Terrorism Throughout History   The history of terrorism can’t be traced back to a certain time or date.  However, there has been a great history in the terrorism timeline.  Whether they have been foreign attacks or domestic attacks the United States have been through them all.  A bloody and gruesome history is about to unraveled.  If one were to talk about the first act of terrorism you might have to take Adam and Eve for example.  Seriously if condemning the rest of the human race to a mortal life isn’t consider a terrorism I wouldn’t know what is.  Terrorism was never really documented for a long time because no one knew how to define it.  I guess one could say the destr...   [tags: Journalistic Essays] 531 words
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The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs - The Relationship of Terrorism and Drugs Terrorism has many and varied links to the drug trade. Terrorists may use drugs for funding of their cause; may include drugs as part of their cause, as in Peru; or terrorism may be the result of the drug trade, as it is in Columbia's Extraditables and Italy's mafia. With the many linkages between the two crimes it seems that to crackdown on one you must crackdown on the other. The ties between the two are such that enforcement of one will hurt the other, to stop terrorism it would be useful to stop it's funding, purpose, and cause....   [tags: Persuasive Argumentative Essays Terror ]
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Dangers of the War on Terrorism - Dangers of the War on Terrorism The President of the United State has used the phrases “War on Poverty”, “War on Drugs”, War on Illiteracy”, and the “War on Hunger,” when describing the problems Americans are facing. The term ‘war’ is used metaphorically to signify our willingness to devote vast resources, and immense amounts of time to a specified problem. No one seems to have a problem with these phrases as they do not signify our determination to die for the cause. The Civil War, World War II, and even the Vietnam War or Conflict designates our determination to give the lives of soldiers and spill the blood of the enemy to maintain our freedom....   [tags: President Bush's War on Terror] 2784 words
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Terrorism and the Decline of Contemporary Islam - The Decline of Contemporary Islam The Islamic civilization that produced such tolerance, knowledge, and beauty throughout history is now only able to produce terrorists. Extreme acts of violence, such as the September 11 terrorist attacks, test the mettle and moral depth of societies-the society that is targeted by the violence and the society that generated it. For instance, the Japanese stealth attack on Pearl Harbor tested both the aggressor and the victim. Pearl Harbor challenged the moral integrity of Japanese normative values, but also tested us-the victim....   [tags: Threats To World Peace] 1851 words
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Walter Laqueur's The New Terrorism - Walter Laqueur's The New Terrorism The author of this text, Walter Laqueur, has produced written accounts of the history of terrorism, the origins of terrorism, modern terrorism, and the future of terrorism. Also included in this text among the smaller sections is the use of weapons of mass destruction, terrorist motives, and how terrorism is related to other outside influences. The origins of terrorism were provided in early history through the acts of the sicari, a Jewish extremist faction....   [tags: Papers] 1126 words
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The Rights of a Political Prisoner versus the Rights of a Terrorist - The Rights of a Political Prisoner versus the Rights of a Terrorist           In this essay I will discuss why political prisoners are often categorized as terrorists ever since September 11, 2001, also I will examine what rights political prisoners have to that of terrorist. In this essay I will have the contents of first my reasons for why political prisoners are categorized as terrorist. Secondly, I will make the objection to the rights. Lastly, I will respond by explaining my position in which I believe that in any case that in any form a political prisoner who looks to takes in any actions of any form to infringe against my right to live life and to enjoy it should be ca...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1513 words
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War on Drugs = War on Terrorism??? - War on Drugs = War on Terrorism??. The United States’ new claim in today’s world of propaganda and mind-warping media is that The War on Terrorism = The War on Drugs. Recently simple anti-drug slogans have been manipulated into aggressively and often erroneously exaggerated media assaults. (planetpapers.com) The United States claims that each person can help fight terrorism by choosing not to buy or use illicit drugs, and the government itself can help fight terrorism by implementing a more effective War on Drugs throughout the country....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Terrorism Inside and Outside the USA - Terrorism. It is a word that strikes fear into many. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time, and has caused empires to rise, fall, and allowed people to gain power. Terrorism is a growing problem in this unstable world. A simple act of terrorism can cause tensions to break between two countries, as seen with Israel and Palestine’s conflicts due to religious beliefs and territory disputes. Among the various potential threats are wars with neighboring countries, missile attacks on cites, biological and chemical terrorism, suicide bombings, and hostage taking....   [tags: essays research papers] 1701 words
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Terrorism - Above the gates of hell is the warning that all that enter should abandon hope. Less dire but to the same effect is the warning given to those who try to define terrorism. "It can be predicted with confidence that the disputes about a detailed, comprehensive definition of terrorism will continue for a long time, that they will not result in a consensus, and that they will make no noticeable contribution towards the understanding of terrorism." The author of this warning, undeterred by it, goes on to discuss the definition of terrorism at length.1 In doing so, he follows an honored tradition....   [tags: Papers] 473 words
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Terrorism and the United States - Terrorism and the United States A cloud of anthrax spores looming in the sky of San Diego California designed to inflict a horrible death within ninety-six hours on anyone who breaths it. At first, thousands of victims think they have mild influenza or a cold that recedes after a day or two. However, when their symptoms return, and their lungs starts filling-up with fluid the victim realize that another terrorist attack has occurred....   [tags: Papers] 1262 words
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Ecoterrorism: Bruce Hoofman´s Five Points on Terrorism - HOFFMAN’S FIVE POINTS A definition of terrorism must be set in place in order to keep every party on the same page and to secure a starting point of conversation. Bruce Hoffman, an esteemed expert on the subject of terrorism, examined the definition of “terrorism”. After performing immense research and collecting dozens of definitions of the word “terrorism” from organizations such as the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and many more, Hoffman calculated the frequencies of definitional elements in all of his definitions of “terrorism”....   [tags: violence, political motive, groups]
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Human Rights, War and Terrorism - Human Rights, War and Terrorism After every war come the peace talks; after millions of people had been killed. After the terrorist attacks comes the investigation, reason, or counter-terrorism; after lives had been wasted. There is time for the nations of the world to come together to understand one another in order to avoid war and terrorism and that time is now. War is as old as man. It is a reign of terror when people are always on the run, always hungry, always cold, and homeless and killed in hundreds, thousands, and sometimes in millions....   [tags: Human Rights Essays] 1239 words
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Egoist and Utilitarian Responses to Terrorism - Terrorism was not a dormant issue in the media until the attacks on the USA. The organised use of violence to target non-combatants for political purposes, is one of the most effective ways to gain media attention. Mainly used by extremist groups in the hopes of gaining recognition for their religious or political cause. Several attacks on the US have recently made headlines The attack on the USS Cole (October 12, 2000), US Embassy bombings in Kenya + Tanzania (August 7, 1998), Oklahoma City bombing (April 19, 1995) , the World Trade Centre bombing on February 27 1993 and finally the World Trade Centre bombing on September 11, 2001....   [tags: Egoist, Utilitarian ]
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Tariffs and the War on Terrorism - Tariffs and the War on Terrorism In March 2002, the Administration of the President of the United States under George W. Bush placed a rigorous tariff on imported steel. The United States uses the protective tariffs important for two reasons, according to a press release by the Administration1. One reason is to expand the domestic economy that has, according to some experts been in a “slump” or “retraction” since spring 2001. (It was even more “aggravated” by the events of September 11) Second, to protect important-Union based steelworker jobs in the United States....   [tags: Terrorists Terror September 11 Essays]
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Terrorism - Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking. How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can easily be labeled as terrorist actions. Terrorism is a growing international problem. In the recent years, new terrorist groups and organizations have been forming at an alarming rate. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues involving terrorism. One of the major problems in discussing terrorism is “establishing a generally accepted definition.” Terrorism can be described as, “the unlawful use of fear or force to achieve certain political, economical, or social aims.” By being so difficult...   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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Does the Media Encourage Terrorism? - DO THE MEDIA ENCOURAGE TERRORISM The news media of American society does not encourage terrorism. The only thing that the media encourages is knowledge of what is going on around the world. Unfortunately, some terrorist organizations use the news media to gain recognition for their groups causes and goals. Most of the time, the media will serve as force to gain citizen support for the government’s actions against a terrorist movement. The only problem with having the freedom of press that the United States enjoys is that everyone has a voice....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Terrorism - Terrorism Terrorism…This is a very common word in today’s society. What does it mean. Or more importantly how do “we” prevent it and if necessary combat it. The word most commonly used to explain this is counter terrorism, but is also known as anti-terrorism. The military is a great force in combating terrorism with specialist groups in nearly each branch of the armed forces. Prior to the September 11 attacks the United States Armed Forces worked hand in hand with NATO and the United Nations combating terror....   [tags: Terrorists War Iraq] 682 words
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terrorism - The 21st century began on September 11, 2001. In June of 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo precipitated the first war that would define the 20th century. The attacks of September 11 will be the precipitating moment of a new kind of war. The kind of war everyone will be on high alert. Everyone is the United States of America will come together and help each from this tragedy. The United States of America now sees a national security threat raised to an unbelievable level....   [tags: essays research papers] 1881 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism is the use or threat of violence to create fear and alarm. Terrorists murder and kidnap people, set off bombs, hijack airplanes, set fires, and commit other serious crimes. But the goals of terrorists differ from those of ordinary criminals. Most criminals want money or some other form of personal gain. Most terrorists commit crimes to support political causes. The word terrorism first appeared during the French Revolution (1789-1799). Some of the revolutionaries who seized power in France adopted a policy of violence against their enemies....   [tags: essays research papers] 501 words
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Terrorism - A gunshot, an explosion, and screaming heard. That is what is generally thought of when one hears the word "Terrorism". In most cases it is true, but there are many other types of terrorism. Most terrorist incidents in the United States have been bombing attacks, involving explosive devices, tear gas and pipe bombs. (Collins, B. 1)The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorizes terrorism in the U.S. as either; domestic or international terrorism. Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom....   [tags: essays research papers] 617 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism JUNE 1914: a young man in Sarajevo steps up to a carriage and fires his pistol. The Archduke Ferdinand dies. Within weeks, the first world war has begun. The 1940s: the French resistance kill occupying troops when and how they can. June 1944: at Oradour-sur-Glane, in central France, German SS troops take revenge, massacring 642 villagers. August 1945: the United States Air Force drops the world's first nuclear weapons. Some 190,000 Japanese die, nearly all of them civilians. Within days the second world war has ended....   [tags: essays research papers] 554 words
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Terrorism - Towards An Understanding - I am in complete disagreement with Corrado and Cohen's theory of political terrorism. I believe that political terrorism is committed by dominant, aggressive males in positions of power, acting with other dominant, aggressive males for more power, money, or status, and without regard to the spiritual nature of human kind. I believe that dividing political terrorism into state or anti state terrorism, does not get to the root cause of terrorism. To uncover the true cause of terrorism, I believe involves identifying motive and personalities of those "terrorizing"....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Media and the War on Terrorism - Look at the word terrorist. Think about it. Bisect it. A terrorist calls for terror. A terrorist builds fear, paranoia and anxiousness into people. The number of people who are effected by terrorism depends on who hears about it. Terrorists hope everyone will hear about their terrorist act. Through media's portrayal of terrorist attacks fear is instilled in a huge number of people. Media then aids the terrorist in sending terror and fear to all corners of the earth. One hundred, even fifty, years ago a terrorist act would not be publicized the way it is today....   [tags: Use of Media by Terrorists] 2764 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism is a form of violence that is difficult to define. The State Department defines terrorism as "premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against noncombatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." Terrorism is not a random, undirected, purposeless act of violence, it has definite goals and violence is the medium of attaining those goals. The most well-known, recent instance of terrorism were the attacks made on the World Trade Center on September 11th , but terrorism goes back to first-century Palestine, where Jewish Zealots would publicly slit the throats of Romans and their collaborators....   [tags: essays research papers] 1074 words
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terrorism - Terrorism Imagine a clear blue, sunlit morning; the most beautiful day you can recall. Imagine waking up from an amazing dream of a clear horizon. Imagine putting on your new fresh suit, to start your new job. Imagine having that extra hop in your step as you leave your front door, your mind anxiously awaiting the adventure of a new beginning to an amazing day. Then, imagine not getting to where you needed to be. Not because you fell victim to a traffic jam or missed the bus, but because you were a victim of a terrorist act - an innocent victim, whose life was cut short by terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Terrorism - Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the possible uses of the term, many different definitions share common elements, the meaning of terrorism derives from the victim of target....   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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Students and Terrorism: Its Effect - Today’s world can be very tough for students of all ages. Our country is at war with many enemies for many reasons. This can produce many problems for students and they may turn to school counselor’s, teachers, and other school faculty for help. It is a difficult responsibility for them but needs to be dealt with correctly. There are many different ways that students can be affected by terrorism. Terrorism can have a direct effect on them when someone they know has been hurt or killed by terrorists....   [tags: essays research papers] 1088 words
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The Origins of Terrorism and Jihad -      America is at war. But who is the enemy that America is fighting. This enemy, known generally as terrorism, lives in a different world than the American superpower. Terrorism is the child of decades of religious disputes, histories of deep national pride, and what is seen as infringement upon Islamic holy grounds. Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East view America's presence in Saudi Arabia as blasphemous and intolerable . The preservation of face and appearance of strength are key elements in the world of the Middle East that evidence themselves in various ways....   [tags: Jihad Essays, ISIS Essays]
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Terrorism - Terrorism Terrorism is a major growing problem in today's society. Over the last fifteen years, new terrorist organization networks have sprung up from all over the world. Many governments have had little success in shutting down organizations attempts to harm innocent people. Many people do not understand why people resort to taking actions such as bombing, hijacking, and suicide missions. It leaves many people wondering how these organizations justify their attack on innocent and warm hearted citizens....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism is becoming more and more of a threat to Americans both at home and abroad. International terrorism happens when terrorism occurs out of our country. An example of an International terrorist is Osama bin Laden. Laden is the worlds most dangerous terrorist. Laden shows genocidal tendency by killing Americans through-out the world from the bombings of the World Trade Center to the embassy bombings in Africa. The African blasts killed more than 250 people. The FBI has been tracking him for more that four years and they still couldn't stop him from striking Americans overseas and can't stop him now with the current foreign policy that has been adopted....   [tags: essays research papers] 1334 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism 1) It is very difficult to resolve the international problem of terrorism for several major reasons. Terrorists usually don't claim responsibility for their actions until the fuse is lit, it's not a case of Jack The Ripper sending an ear to the cops and warning them who his next victim will be. Terrorists usually do claim responsibility for their actions after the media is aware that something happened, this gains recognition for their cause, which is often the reason they resort to terrorism in the first place....   [tags: essays research papers] 2962 words
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Terrorism - It's Time to Stop the War - It's Time to Stop the War Military measures intended to support the arrest of a terrorist have turned into a large-scale attack on several of the poorest countries in the world, as well as on their populations, which is tormented by hunger and poverty and threatened by uprooting and death. As little as the gap between rich and poor in the world was the cause of the murderous attack on Sept.11, all the more are the attacks against Afghanistan and the Philippines are deepening this gap and thereby multiplying reasons to hate the West and its civilization....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 371 words
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Terrorism and Culture of the Middle East - Terrorism and Culture of the Middle East Introduction In 1993, a Harvard political scientist named Samuel P. Huntington wrote a controversial article entitled “The Clash of Civilizations” in Foreign Affairs. At this point the Gulf War was still fresh in the minds of most Americans. The most poignant issues at the time were the threat of Suddam Hussein, nuclear weapons, and the establishment of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. Also months later, the World Trade Center was bombed, which left six people dead and many more injured....   [tags: Muslim Cultural Religion Iraq Essays]
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Terrorism: Paranoia and the Internet - Terrorism: Paranoia and the Internet My third edition American Heritage dictionary defines paranoia as "a psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution or grandeur." Having looked that up, I'm not sure paranoia is the right label for what I'm about to write about; or at least, it is not the only label. I think, specifically regarding terrorism (by maybe more generally as well), the idea of paranoia blurs and blends at its boundaries between propaganda ("the systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause") and dogma ("a corpus of doctrines set forth by a religion" or "an authoritative principle or belief, esp....   [tags: Terror Terrorists Web Cyberspace Essays] 1228 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism is the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives". This definition includes three elements: (1) Terrorist activities are illegal and involve the use of force. (2) The actions are intended to intimidate or coerce. (3) The actions are committed in support of political or social objectives. The main topic here is Terrorism and Foreign Policy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1236 words
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Terrorism and Subcultural Theory of Crime - The horror of domestic terrorism is a problem all Americans should be concerned with, especially since there is a violent subculture in this nation which seeks out and indoctrinates people into their way of life. The crime that I will be focusing on during the course of this paper will be domestic terrorism, specifically hate groups such as the KKK, and various other white supremacy groups. The theory that I will be using to try and explain these crimes will be subcultural theory, but more especially the Subculture of Violence theory provided to us by Marvin Wolfgang and Franco Ferracutti....   [tags: essays research papers] 1399 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism and hostage taking may be as old as civilization itself. There are numerous references to abduction throughout Greek mythology. In midievil times hostages were taken for money or a guaranteed safe passage through a country. In the U.S., Indians on the western frontier terrorized settlers to frighten them away. Throughout the twentieth century, up until the 1970’s various terrorist acts were committed, yet it was not as big a problem as it is today. The new age of terrorism dawned at 4:30 in the morning of September 5, 1972....   [tags: essays research papers] 1027 words
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Terrorism and Forces of Change - Terrorism and Forces of Change For millennia, the globe has throbbed with human loss due to acts and motivations of terrorism. Today, in the front hall of Buntrock Commons, a mural hangs above the door. Within the last 20 years, international terrorism has escalated to fantastically catastrophic proportions. Today, we look with wider eyes upon the replica of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. One year ago, terrorists pulled our country into the reality of the world with a horrific act of violence. Grim and gripping, Guernica is now before us....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1330 words
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Terrorism - September 24,2001 Terrorism Throughout history there have been much devastation, which have had a lasting impact on the world, as we know it today. There has not been such devastation such as the hijacking of American flight 11 and United Flight 175, which hit the world trade center, and the American flight 77, which hit the Pentagon on September 11th 2001. Such a terrorist to inflect pain on a large mass of citizens is accomplished for many reasons....   [tags: essays research papers] 466 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism: Cause and Responses Answer 1 Our world has been a victim of terrorism and terrorist acts since the civilized human life began on this planet. There have been radicals and extremists who have been unhappy about something or the other all along during the development of our world. It can be seen that the ways how these people terrorized the world has changed along with time. Terrorists have always used the path of violence to get their voice heard to the world. With the technological innovations these groups also adapted their means of violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 3600 words
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TERRORISM: DEFINITION, TEMPLATE, AND EXAMPLES - TERRORISM: DEFINITION, TEMPLATE, AND EXAMPLES In order to determine whether an action is a terrorist act or not, terrorism must first be defined. Terrorism is the use or threatening the use of violence as a weapon to influence a person or a group of people to change policies or influence decisions according to the terrorist’s desires. The terrorist can be a single person acting on personal wishes or a group of people with an ultimate goal. The goals of a terrorist are normally political, ideological, or religious in nature....   [tags: essays research papers] 772 words
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From Hacking to Cyber Terrorism - From Hacking to Cyber Terrorism Introduction Information technology (IT) is evolving everyday and our day-to-day life is becoming more and more dependent on it. In this twenty first century, we cannot imagine ourselves without emails, online banking systems and health care systems and without World Wide Web. In other words, evolution of IT has given a modern, technologically advanced and convenient life to the society. But, over the time we are also observing explosive growth in the darker side of the IT - regarding hacking and cyber crimes....   [tags: Computers Software Hackers Essays]
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Economics of the War on Terrorism - The choice to bomb the World Trade Center was more than symbolic. The collapse of the towers coincided with a slowing global economy and was probably intended to cause as much economic as physical harm. The crisis will have deep economic repercussions in a number of areas; while some parts of the economy will be hurt, other sectors may actually benefit, and it is possible that increased defense spending could stimulate the slowing economy in the short run. A global economy requires openness and speed, whereas increased security often entails putting up barriers and walls....   [tags: 9/11 Recession Essays] 3092 words
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The Global Fight Against Terrorism - Despite spending billions of dollars to fight endless wars, global terrorism rose 43% in 2013. As a result, terrorism has been brought to the fore of not only the American mentality, but the international mentality as well. Consequently, we must do a few things in order to maintain our sanity, dignity, power, and security. We must retaliate forcefully and successfully. We must garner support for our cause and give other countries a reason to want to stand behind America. We must reassure the world of our confidence as a great power, and our ability to retain that status....   [tags: Islamic State ISIS Essays]
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Terrorism - Where is the Glory of War? - Where is the Glory of War.   I cannot find the glory in the war against terrorism. I remember when I picked up the newspaper last year and saw "America Strikes Back!" blazed boastfully across it in letters 10 inches tall--my heart sank. We've answered one terrorist act with another, raining death on the most war-scarred, terrified populace that ever crept to a doorway and looked out. The small plastic boxes of food we also dropped are a travesty. It is reported that these are untouched, of course--Afghanis have spent their lives learning terror of anything hurled at them from the sky....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1068 words
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Terrorism - A Peaceful Jihad is an Oxymoron - Terrorism - A Peaceful Jihad is an Oxymoron In June of 2002, when asked to give a graduation speech at Harvard, Zayed Yasin, a Muslim, wrote a speech in which he explained his definition of a Jihad. In accordance with the subject matter, Yasin titled his speech “My American Jihad.” When Harvard requested him to change the title, he complied. This action, though, stirred up many who believed Yasin had a right to use his original title. From the stance John Milton takes in his essay, Aeropagitica, one can clearly see that he would argue against Harvard’s decision to censor the title of Yasin’s speech....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 979 words
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terrorism - Effects of Terrorism Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. --FBI Definition On Tuesday September 11th, 2001 our Nation was forever changed. Following the single largest terrorist attack ever experienced by this country, thousands are dead or missing, tens of thousands of people in this country know someone who was killed or injured, and many more have witnessed or heard about the attack through the media....   [tags: essays research papers] 1338 words
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Terrorism and the Pursuit of God - Terrorism and the Pursuit of God To set out on a suicide mission, to willingly kill thousands of civilians seems unfathomable for many Americans in the wake of the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Why would anyone do something like that. The answer from many sources has been: religion. More specifically, many people are blaming the Islamic religion, the religion that the hijackers are suspected to adhere to, claiming that Islam reveres its martyrs and sanctions war. But the answer is much more complicated than this, and a look at religion and technology can help get a clearer picture of Islam and the events of September 11....   [tags: War Terror Essays] 649 words
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