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Terrorism - Terrorism Terrorism has been around for as long as people can remember, but for the past ten years there's been a dramatic rise in activity. Terrorists use murder, kidnapping, hijacking, and bombings to pursue a political agenda.(Encarta, Par 1) These criminals are not just subject to the United States, terrorism happens all over the world, in every way, shape and form. There are many types of terrorism and terrorists with many different purposes. (Mockaitis par, 1) The primary reason for terrorist actions is to force a change in their nation's government....   [tags: Terrorist Terrorism] 1313 words
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History of Terrorism - We define terrorism as using force to influence or change a political decision. Given that there may be an array of situations the U.S. government and the American people are faced with on a daily basis, most would probably agree in saying that terrorism is the most imperative issue we are not only becoming victims to, but are interminably asked to deal with as well as finding a solution for. The history of terrorism can be traced back as far as the French revolution. Some of these acts of terrorism only seem as distant reminders of our past, but at the same time, are not a far cry from today’s brutal acts; and although these acts seem distant, it doesn’t also mean they are no longer in the thoughts of individuals in today’s time....   [tags: Terrorism] 1538 words
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The Nature of Terrorism - Given the growing global threats of terrorism, it is significant that an understanding of the history, nature and mechanism-premises under which terror operates is obtained. This is significant as it would shape the perspective of policy makers when addressing issues of this nature. Terrorism, as it is understood is the action of none-state weak actors, individual or groups, who for some reasons feels suppressed, marginalized and, or denied what they may view as the basic human right. All terrorism has political objectives, even though the perpetrators may use religious relics to appeal to a wider existing audience, and invoke a response through violent act to prove or propagate their point....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The Sudan and Terrorism - ... Embassy, 2011). Primarily, this is because of the failure of Sudan to respond to numerous repeated requests for information on many suspected training sites, safe houses and other activities of the terrorists in their area. It was concluded that Sudan houses and supports terrorist groups and other radical organizations such as Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Hizbollah, Algerian FIS, Al-Nada, etc. (Blurr & Collins, 2003). As a result, Sudan suffered from numerous economic and financial sanctions from the United States and the United Nations....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Terrorism and the Economy - ... The resisting poor may even resort to radical behavior to remove the current powers. The current situation in Syria is a great example of the resisting poor. Lastly, the surviving poor who resort to engaging in illicit criminal activities in order to supplement their lifestyle. Things like prostitution, theft, kidnapping for ransom, narco-trafficking, and illegal immigrant smuggling (Paniagua 2006, 1-2). Paniagua suggests that Al Qaeda would be looking to recruit the surviving poor, because of the similarities of criminal activities of Latin America and Al Qaeda’s financial sources (2006, 3)....   [tags: Terrorism]
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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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Controversies on the Definition of Terrorism - Since the beginning of its existence terrorism itself, as well as its application had been arousing many controversies. The definition of terrorism has not been clearly established since the times this expression was used for the first time in the eighteenth century. Furthermore, its meaning has been transforming through the decades together with new ideologies, technologies, such as invention of dynamite, nuclear weapons and appearance of new terrorist techniques – blackmail and bloody suicides’ attacks....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Terrorism and the Muslim Community - ... This has led to most of the Muslim community people to engage in terrorism activities. The fact that the western nations introduced civilization in most of the Islamic lands, leads to most of the Muslims Have anger with these nations. Many of the Muslims argue that the civilization that the western nations especially America introduced in their territory had nothing to do with offering help to the common citizens. They argue that the western nations had the motive of exploiting the resources present in the eastern region....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Counter Terrorism Unit - Introduction *Note: information concerning the formation of the CTU is fictional Terrorism is one of the greatest concerns of the 21st century. It is a method that has been embraced by many groups with many different ideologies. It has the potential of causing major devastation, especially with the specter of acts of nuclear, biological, and chemical terrorism. There have been many references by both the media and politicians to a “War on Terror,” and if we are to characterize this as a war, it is a war with an ill-defined and changing enemy, no front lines, and a war that is fraught with moral dilemmas....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism and Maritime Security - ... Therefore, the U.S responsively established the Container Security Initiative (CSI) as their security preventive policy and International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) was established by IMO as a representative of international community response . However, not all maritime attack could be defining as maritime international terrorist group threats because different purpose and organization. This essay will extend the possibility threats by maritime terrorist on maritime security....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism and the Effects on Security Policies - ... The emergency legislation period was then established to handle the rising terrorist threat. Several laws were created, which included Law 8 of April 1977 prohibiting an individual of wearing a disguise in public places or Law of 18 May 1978, which introduced the crime of kidnapping for terrorist motives. These laws were specifically generated and approved to help cope with the rising threat of terrorism. Special prisons were created from a new set of legislations dealing specifically with terrorist convicted of crimes or belonging to any terrorist organization....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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State-Sponsored Terrorism - Most of the countries involved in state-sponsored terrorism make modest attempts to disassociate themselves with terrorist organizations. These countries do this in hopes that the United Nations will not place sanctions. More often than not, these countries continue their support of various terrorist groups. They support the terrorist organization in various ways: financially, training, supplies. Iran has remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism to date (State Department, 2008). Iran supports several different terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Palestine Islamic Jihad, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command and Hizballah....   [tags: Terrorism] 1805 words
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Terrorism Threats to the African Continent - ... Weapon smugglers took this opportunity to supply millions of small weapons to different terrorist groups in Africa. The west and east African coasts served as the main entrance of illegal arms. African countries such as Sierra Leon, Liberia, Somalia, Rwanda, Angola, Congo, Sudan, and Algeria are examples of victims of arms in hands of wrong persons. African Union and individual States Response (The Algiers Convention) On 11-14 September 2002, the African Union in a deliberate commemoration of 9/11 terrorist attacks convened a senior official meeting in Algiers, Algeria....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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America's Part in Terrorism - ... Does it make any sense to attack developing countries. The answer to all these questions is emphatically no. One can only wonder about the reaction of American citizens if any country attempted to interfere in American domestic policies in the name of the “War on Terror”. The United States clearly does not have a right to intervene with matters that are not their own. The fact that they get slapped on the hand by the World Court, reject any kind of violation of regulations and continue doing what they are doing is just insanity....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Combating Terrorism in the 21st Century - ... The Realist recommendations put forth look at America as a unitary actor and national security in contrast; liberalism looks at individual freedoms while Structuralism considers the system as a whole. Recommendations for combating terrorism using liberalism include, withdrawing troops from other territories and nations along with free trade. In the event that freedom is in danger after troop withdraws or an attack against America, a declaration of war is eminent. Key points of liberalism include “freedom from arbitrary authority, and protection of those rights as the highest priority” (W., 2011)....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Airline Terrorism: Then and Now - ... The statistics provided by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during that time period were gruesome and the results of accidents more gruesome. Then, the big two; I remember when the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland occurred, and I remember the December 21, 1988 similar bombing on an Air India flight in June, 1985, these two incidents were etched in my mind and our country’s memories. When I think about the airline industry’s mindset back then; I find myself wondering if America and the world would have made it a priority to keep its consumers and the public informed about the approximate number of airline passengers who had been killed in the previous ten years due to terrorist bombs attacks on civilian aircraft which totaled 1,000....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Use of Profiling to Combat Terrorism - ... Terrorists are aware that they are profiled and have changed their tactics to try to slip under the radar. This has led to a major increase in the use of female suicide bombers over recent years because woman typically did not fit the profile of a terrorist. Also, male terrorists are changing their appearance by shaving and dying their hair to fit a different profile such as a business man or a student traveler. Israel has been on the frontline of combating terrorism since its founding in 1948 and has developed certain strategies that are focused on capturing terrorist in the early planning stages of an attack....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Terrorism and it's effects on children - ... The subjects were 101 children who were there the day the school was under siege and 102 children who were not there due to absence or tardiness. The groups were from the same area, had similar backgrounds, and there was no discernible difference between the two groups. The procedures used were very complex and quite simple at the same time. Children were recruited for this particular study 20 months after the school hostage situation. The trials took one month to complete. There were trained and certified psychologists and professional translators on staff at all times....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism Against America - Terrorism is the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. Recently on September 11, 2001 a terrorist group calling themselves Al-Qadea, planned a coordinated attack. Thus high jacking four planes which were targeted at what some people call the heart of the United States, (Twin Towers, Pentagon, and another landed in PA). With this said we call these people terrorists. So many people died on 9/11 not for their country but for oil. The terrorist attack was motivated from the sheer dislike of the US being in the middle east using their oil for our own personal gain....   [tags: Terrorism] 567 words
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Case Study of Terrorism - On September 11, 2001, the United States (U.S.) experienced an act of overt terrorism unparalleled in its history. The extremist terrorist group, al Qaeda, attacked the U.S and briefly paralyzed a nation. This was a physical attack on the US, but in retrospect, a global attack on democracy. The U.S. and its coalition partners came to the realization that this act of terrorism was potentially a precursor to an asymmetric warfare campaign that had global impact. After carefully analyzing the magnitude of this event, the U.S....   [tags: Terrorism] 1705 words
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A New Era of Terrorism - ... The officer not only knows who he’s dealing with, he can see a full record of previous violations or convictions, local intelligence and whether the driver is on a watch-list. Los Angeles police are using biometrical recognition now. Biometrics, the ability to indentify an individual by measuring key unique biophysical attributes, such as a picture of the iris could revolutionize the policing. If we step back on the history, the twentieth century saw fingerprinting become an invaluable forensic tool, such as iris pattern-matching or facial recognition could have an equal success on the 21st century policing (Retinal Scan)....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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Cyber Terrorism: A Threat to the United States - Scope This original product provides perspective and understanding of the nature and capacity of an emerging threat against the United States. This assists federal, state, local and tribal government agencies and authorities, and other entities develop priorities for protective measures and understanding relating to an existing or emerging threat to the national security of the United States. Key Terms: - Cyber Terrorism: “Any premeditated, politically motivated attack against information, computer systems, computer programs, and data which results in the violence against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine groups.” A cyber terrorism attack is designed to inflict physical violence or financial destruction....   [tags: Terrorism]
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We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism - We Need a Precise Definition of Terrorism In early 1974, the Secretary General of the United Nations, U Thant, invited the Palestinian Liberation Organization to attend the General Assembly gathering on November 13, 1974, and in doing so gave legitimacy to the Palestinian Liberation Organization as a governing body. In Yasser Arafat’s speech to the General Assembly, he thanked the United Nations for recognizing his organization and its legitimacy. When Arafat addressed the General Assembly, he made the argument that the actions taken by his government were not acts of terrorism, but these were acts of revolution and their purpose was to regain control of Palestine’s occupied original territory....   [tags: Terrorism] 1559 words
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Foreign Policy and Terrorism in North Korea - Introduction North Korea appears on the international stage as a country existing beyond the world we all know. It isolates its citizens from the rest of international community and does not obey any rules determined by international law, but requires respect and recognition. Moreover, North Korea is one of the countries that remains aggressive towards its neighbors and applies various terrorist techniques, i.e. illegal contraband, political terror and mass abductions of other countries’ citizens in its foreign policy....   [tags: terrorism]
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Targeted Killings in the Fight Against Terrorism - ... is making the same mistakes as Israel in its use of targeted killings. As of July 2009, U.S air strikes had killed approximately 600 civilians or roughly ten civilians for every combatant. Israel and the U.S. make every effort to minimize the number of innocents killed, however, unintended casualties often occur from miscalculation. Occasionally for high priority targets the risk of injuring civilians is weighed against the importance of the target and any unintended deaths are justified by “proportionality.” In either case, the innocent deaths leave behind enraged family members, friends, and communities....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Preventing Terrorism - ... These orders and acts direct that the United States intelligence effort, and shall provide the President and the National Security Council with the necessary information from which they would base decisions concerning the conduct and development of foreign, defense, and economic policy, along with the protection of United States national interest from foreign, and internal security threats. All of the departments and agencies are expected to cooperate fully to fulfill this mission. This community on first glance seems very complex, and an incomprehensible alphabet soup of sub-organizations, by name seemingly having differing goals objectives and priorities, but on closer inspection it can be dissected for better consumption/understanding by the newly initiated individual to the intelligence community....   [tags: War Terrorism]
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Research Essay: Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified? - Research Essay: Can Terrorism Ever Be Justified. “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.“ This is a popular quote regarding the state of terrorism, and how certain people may consider terrorism justifiable. Justifying terrorism is, however, not different from justifying innocent slaughter. Justifying innocent slaughter suggests that terrorists believe that political or religious conflicts are more prominent than a segment of typically uninvolved humans. Not only does terrorism cause deaths, but it also negatively affects a country’s economy and religion....   [tags: Terrorism ] 1685 words
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Defining Terrorism - ... However, as he mentions, it is when we go beyond this definition is when the problems arise. Another issue is our own individual biases, perceptions, and stereotypes. In the United States, the majority of American citizens would associate a terrorist with someone from the Middle East. However, someone living in Afghanistan or Iraq could have their own idea of a terrorist as an American soldier. This goes to show that another man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter, and further proves that how we see ourselves and others is completely different than reality....   [tags: American History, Terrorism] 1071 words
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What is Terrorism, Who Conducts it, and The Intended Target - ... For example, a successful high jacking taking place may result in all hostages being released safely after dialogue and bargaining has taken place to reach a mutual understanding (Rourke, 2008). When the threat of violence is not feasible, or the terrorists are unable to practice their force or violence effectively, the terrorism fails (Rourke, 2008). A dynamic terrorist act: An act that terrorists use to demand change to bring a revolution or a form of political movement (Rourke, 2008). The world views terrorists as extremists whose only actions are to destroy; this statement is justified to a point....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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The Threat of Extremist-Muslim Transnational Terrorism to Australia - The main purpose of the overview is to understand the threat of extremist-Muslim transnational terrorism, its drivers and origins and the direct threat it poses to Australia and its interests domestically and abroad. It discusses strategies to counter the threat and actions Australia should take given the realization that this is not a threat that will dissipate or that can be effectively defeated with conventional means. Australia’s national security is now facing more audacious and fundamental challenges, directly threatening to our security environment, in the form of extremist-Muslim transnational terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism ]
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US Strategy in Fighting Terrorism With Military Force - With recent operations by the Pakistani military and drone attacks by the US, these safe-havens are being attacked, but they remain a major refuge for the Taliban and other insurgents. Complicating the matter are allegations of Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) support for the Taliban and Pakistani fears of Indian influence in Afghanistan. Recent US strategy in fighting terrorism with military force revolves around three central ideas – a counterinsurgency (COIN) philosophy recognizing the importance of civilians, covert operations and investigative work, and the use of drones....   [tags: Terrorism]
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Terrorism and the Internet - Terrorism and the Internet America is almost lucky that there is a new source to turn to in order to find out the answer to everyone's question, "why?". Today, more than at any other time, more than during any other event, in any other place, America can turn to the internet to get a quick lesson in what many have ignored for years. The history of terrorism, leading up to the September 11, 2001, will now interest more Americans than ever. It is important, in the grieving process of many different people, to answer questions, and to become informed....   [tags: Terrorism Internet] 753 words
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Violence, Terrorism, and the Interactions between Cultures - Violence, Terrorism, and the Interactions between Cultures When humans from different cultures interact, the result is often bloodshed, domination and disease. Also, without exception, the exchange of ideas gradually occurs. All of these factors have shaped the course of history. While much of the spread of disease has been reduced since the Black Death, much bloodshed still comes from the interaction of cultures, possibly from physical contact without intellectual or rational interaction and understanding....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The Dangers of Cyber-Terrorism - ... Although the attacks are seemingly harmless because nobody was harmed, they illustrate the fact that the American government does not have the electronic sophistication that is immune to cyber hacker scams. If one of the government officials or pentagon papers would have had top-secret, classified vital to homeland security information on it, America could have been in grave danger. Thirdly, cyber terrorism is a huge threat to the American way of life because the security forces lack the resources needed to keep up with the crimes....   [tags: Terrorism Without Borders]
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Muslim Terrorism in the United States - ... However, his message changed when he took a 1964 pilgrimage to Mecca and started to embrace the ideology of the Muslim faith (Vidino, 2009; George and Wilcox, 1996). The 1960s brought the transition from a racial emphasis to the truest form of Muslim ideology as seen today in extremist groups (Vidino, 2009). The immigration of Arab and Middle Eastern individuals caused a growth spurt in the building of mosques with the support of the Muslim Brotherhood and funding by Saudi Arabia (Vidino, 2009)....   [tags: Terrorism, Muslim Extremism] 1709 words
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Terrorism and Guerrilla Insurgency - In this essay I will argue that it is difficult for a foreign power to defeat an insurgency in the insurgent’s home territory. To begin, I will examine literature in the field of asymmetric warfare related to the differences and similarities between guerrilla warfare and terrorism. Finally, I will look at how literature in the field can be applied to further our understanding counterinsurgency efforts. What is an insurgency. The media does a poor job of differentiating between terrorism and guerrilla warfare....   [tags: Terrorism, Guerrilla Warfare]
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Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism - Afghanistan's Struggles Against Terrorism In 1996, Afghanistanwas taken over by the Taliban; an Iran sponsored terrorist organizationthat posed itself as the legitimate government. Since the 9/11 terroristattacks the United States of America (USA) and other international powers havenow paid closer attention to the Afghanistan. November 2001 theterrorists were overthrown and the Afghanistan was going to beestablished as a constitutional democratic Government. Until then it needed atemporary form of government....   [tags: Terrorism, Political Science] 979 words
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Terrorism and Morality - Terrorism and Morality      In the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001 and the U.S. military action in Afghanistan, moral questions have arisen. This essay will consider such questions.   Many Church leaders and leading thinkers in the United States have strongly defended the U.S. use of military force in the wake of Sept. 11. Yet outside the States the talk is less about just-war and more about economic and social inequalities. The first and overriding inequality Americans face at the moment is this one: The real murderers, the architects of these murders, are alive and determined to kill again, while the murder victims have been robbed of their lives, their futures, their hopes, dreams and families....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism and Missionaries - Terrorism and Missionaries   Islamic guerillas in the Philippines appear to have profiled Martin Burnham and his wife, Gracia. The missionaries were kidnapped more than a year ago because they were Christians and Americans. They were held hostage because their captors hoped to win political concessions from the Philippine government that would ultimately lead to their goal of establishing a Muslim state.   Burnham, 42, died in 2002 in a shootout between government troops and the Muslim separatists; Gracia, 43, was wounded but is reported out of danger following surgery in a military hospital....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 652 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: The Language of Terrorism - The Language of Terrorism On September 11, 2001, two airplanes flew into the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon, while yet another suspiciously crashed. Blasted on T.V. screens across America, were images of fire, destruction, chaos and death. Framed in colors of red, white and blue, were such headlines that read: ³America Under-Attack,² ³The War Against Terror² and ³The Attack on America²; all the while, urgent ticket taped messages flowed across our television screens and news anchors reported on the utmost of news....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 886 words
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War On Terrorism - Two weeks before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, a Syrian immigrant in Spain received a phone call from London. The caller reported that he had "entered the field of aviation" and that "classes were going well." He added, mysteriously, that "the throat of the bird has been slit." The call was recorded by Spanish police as part of a long-term investigation into a suspected network of Islamic radicals, but it was weeks before the possible significance of the conversation was understood. Prosecutors here now say they believe "the bird" was a symbolic reference to the American bald eagle and that the caller was sending a message that the Sept....   [tags: 9/11 Terrorism Terrorists Prosecution] 707 words
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Terrorism and Patriotism - Terrorism and Patriotism The connection between war and patriotism-or better yet, between war and the making of patriots-is evident, maybe even self-evident. But, is a war really required. The answer is no, not as long as we remember past wars, and use those memories to meet current challenges. To help us remember, we have a Memorial Day (Decoration Day when I was young), and the Lincoln, Vietnam, Korean, and (eventually) World War II memorials. To the same end, we have national cemeteries filled with the graves of patriots, and a national anthem composed during a long-past war....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1596 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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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan - Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]
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Terrorism Essay: War on Terrorism - Round 1 - War on Terrorism: Round 1 The Bush Troika´s war on terrorism reached first base after installing a new government in Afghanistan. One of the poorest and most defenseless countries on earth has been bombed into rubble by a megalomaniac superpower that can see no limits to its rights of domination. The country that harbors more Southern American terrorists, executioners and dictators than anyone else in the world has shown us all what happens when others harbor wanted men. What has been achieved if we look beyond Bush's clichés, Pentagon's hype and Rumsfeld´s and Ashcroft´s rhetoric....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 953 words
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Terrorism and Morality by Haig Khatchadourian - Terrorism and Morality by Haig Khatchadourian In “Terrorism and Morality,” Haig Khatchadourian argues that terrorism is always wrong. Within this argument, Khatchadourian says that all forms of terrorism are wrong because the outcome deprives those terrorized of their basic humanity. To this end, Khatchadourian says that even forms of terrorism that are designed to bring about a moral good are wrong because of the methods used to achieve that good. Before Khatchadourian spells out why terrorism is wrong, he defines what terrorism is, what causes terrorism, and what people believe terrorism to mean....   [tags: Terrorism Morality Khatchadourian Essays]
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The True Meaning of Terrorism - The True Meaning of Terrorism Think of the word terrorism. What is the first thing that comes to mind. One might think of kidnapping, assassination, bombing, or even genocide and guerrilla warfare. Because it is such a broad and complex issue, an all-encompassing definition is hard to formulate. The United States Department of Defence defines terrorism as… The calculated use of violence or the 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....   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist Definition Criminology Essays]
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Hizballah: Model Of Terrorism - Hizballah: Model Of Terrorism Hizballah, or Party of God, has been established as one of the best-organized movements towards independence within the Middle East. In 1983 the Lebanese Shiite Muslims formed this group as an Islamic rebellion against the United States as well as the Israeli Forces. Although Hizballah is a fairly new organization, it has quickly become a model organization not of behavior, but of terrorism in the Middle East and throughout the rest of the world. Hizballah believes that Israel is planning to take over a good portion of the Middle East from the Euphrates to the Nile as God promised to Abraham in Genesis 15:18-21 (Thompson)....   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist Islam Essays Papers]
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The Nature of Victory in a War on Terrorism - The Nature of Victory in a War on Terrorism           While President Bush has proclaimed a "war on terrorism" and taken measured steps in a strategic battle against terrorist groups, most prominently al Qaida, American citizens have been living lives far removed from his proclamation.  The American people have responded to the September 11th "act of war" with an outpouring of democratic rhetoric and bizarre acts of patriotism1.  Sadly, our proud demonstrations have truly ignored the reality of ensuing war....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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Terrorism: Al-Quaida vs. USA - Terrorism was 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 cause (wether it is religious, political or otherwise.) 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 onSeptember 11, 2001....   [tags: Essays on 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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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 and the Attack on America - Terrorism and the Attack on America This is an announcement to all people within the boundaries of North America. Terror affects us all every day, not only the days when it is within our grasp of reality. The population of North America has never really taken into consideration that terrorist acts are important or even matter to their people. Why. Well that answer is simple. Anything that isn’t in our immediate scope of view is looked at in a fairy tale way. The American embassy bombings that seem to happen every year aren’t looked upon as important by the people of that country....   [tags: Politics Terrorism Terrorists] 1063 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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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 10 friends, that's 250,000 people directly connected to the injuries and deaths, in shock and mourning for their personal loss and grief--but of course the number is much larger....   [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 2016; 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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Terrorism and the Survival of the Species - Terrorism and the Survival of the Species Terrorism is simply a violent form of political communication. The message of September 11, 2001 ran as follows: America, it is time you learned how implacably you are hated. The airplanes used were the terrorist's version of Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles aimed at Americas' innocence. That innocence, the terrorists loudly declared, was a luxurious and anachronistic delusion. A year after the attack, one is free to taste the bile of its atrocious ingenuity....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1242 words
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Defining Success in the War on Terrorism - Defining Success in the War on Terrorism In pursuing its war on terrorism, the Bush administration faces daunting military and diplomatic challenges. But need it also worry about mobilizing public support. With the latest polls showing the public giving the president 90 percent approval ratings and endorsing the use of force at the same level, could the White House possibly hope for any more backing from the American people.   President Bush seems to think so. Every speech he gives appears to be primarily concerned with shoring up public opinion, warning us about the difficulties ahead and purposefully praising Americans for their "patience and resolve." The administration understands a basic truth about leading a democracy in war: Public support must never be taken for granted....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1548 words
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Terrorism and the Just War Tradition - Terrorism and the Just War Tradition     It´s important, at the outset, to understand what the just-war tradition is, and isn´t. The just-war tradition is not an algebra that provides custom-made, clear-cut answers under all circumstances. Rather, it is a kind of ethical calculus, in which moral reasoning and rigorous empirical analysis are meant to work together, in order to provide guidance to public authorities on whom the responsibilities of decision-making fall. This essay will study the tradition and apply it to the Sept....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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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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Free Terrorism Essays: We Must Not Kill Freedom While Fighting Terrorism - We Must Not Kill Freedom While Fighting Terrorism I'm starting to get scared. Not of terrorism -- I am scared of terrorism, but I'm also starting to get scared of what our nation seems intent on doing in its war on terrorism. In October 2001, President Bush signed into law an anti-terrorism bill that passed the Senate 98-1 and the House of Representatives 357-66. While the intentions behind this bill are wonderfully laudable, the end result sends shivers down my spine. We are sacrificing the very rights and freedoms that we seek to protect with our war on terrorism....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 670 words
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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 of transnational networks....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1239 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 are some problems of mobilizing a society for war, whether it is against Japan in 1941 or against international terrorism in 2001....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1177 words
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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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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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Islam has Been Hijacked by Terrorism - Islam has Been Hijacked by Terrorism In the wake of September 11, leading Muslims in America and other Western countries rushed to condemn the killings. Yet they were slower to condemn the likely killers. "They, of course, condemn the destruction that happened on September 11," says Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum, a think tank in Philadelphia. "The leading organizations have never, however, condemned the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, militant Islam." American Islamic leaders reply to such charges with indignation....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1473 words
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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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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 just assumed what amounts to dictatorial power to jail or execute aliens....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 1656 words
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Free Essays on Terrorism: Justice or Revenge? - War on Terrorism: Justice or Revenge. Like many people, I've been reading a lot of pieces on what is to be done about the "evildoers' who attacked New York and Washington. I would just like to bring a particular comment to your attention. In the National Review, syndicated columnist Ann Coulter wrote: "We should invade their countries; kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We aren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 793 words
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Free Terrorism Essays: Muslims Must Denounce Terrorism or Die - Muslims Must Denounce Terrorism While many respectable Muslim organizations the world over have condemned the reprehensible carnage at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, there is a growing number of groups and individuals who equivocate in their rebuke of violence. In doing so, they become apologists for violence and terror. There is something deeply disturbing about employing explanation and understanding as a fig leaf for justification and as a pretext to spread feeble diatribes about just desserts....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays] 735 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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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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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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Terrorism - 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 - 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 to define, organizations like the United Nations have had great difficulty creating policies against terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers] 529 words
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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 - Terrorism and the Media "If the media were not there to report terrorist acts and to explain their political and social significance...terrorism as such would cease to exist," said John O'Sullivan, an editor of the Times of London.1 This is also the way many other people feel about the recent increase in terrorist activity; they feel that the media is causing it. The media is doing this by fulfilling the terrorists' need for publicity.2 Terrorists need media publicity in order to get their views spread to the public.3 Because of this need for publicity, terrorists are committing their acts of terrorism in areas where a lot of publicity will be gained; the United States and Western Europe are the most recent targets....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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