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Terrorism - Terrorism 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) and finally the World Trade Centre bombing on February 27 1993....   [tags: Terrorism]
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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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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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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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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 Without Borders: 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]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Origins of Terrorism - The Origins of Terrorism      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: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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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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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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Domestic Terrorism - Domestic Terrorism          "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 2002; 51,000 people are converging on downtown Spokane for the 26th 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: September 11 Terrorism Essays]
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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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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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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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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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Islamic Terrorism - Islamic Terrorism With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990's and the cold war over, the international community seemed to be on the threshold of an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Instead, a new series of problems was created, like ethnic conflicts, weapons proliferation, environmental problems, population growth, drug trafficking, and 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 subnational groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience." Islamic terrorism is a serious problem for the United States because of the threat to national security, the safety of innocent civilians, and the foundations of democratic societies throughout the world....   [tags: Terror Politics Terrorism Attacks US Essays]
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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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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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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 - 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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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 - 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 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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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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - ... When Bill C-36 the Anti-Terrorism Plan was implemented it had five clear objectives: o to prevent terrorists from getting into Canada; o to protect Canadians from terrorist acts; o to bring forward tools to identify, prosecute, convict and punish terrorists; o to keep the Canada-U.S. border secure and open to legitimate trade; and o to work with the international community to bring terrorists to justice and address the root causes of terrorism. (http://www.international.gc.ca/anti-terrorism/canadaactions-en.asp) This act can be seen as sending a message to the United States that Canada was serious about dealing with terrorism and helping it’s neighbor and ally, but it has also been viewed by some as going against the Charter which is the most highest law of our Land and what Canada stands for....   [tags: American History, 9/11 Commission, Bin Ladin] 2067 words
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terrorism - To Stop Terrorists and Terrorism: What will it take. Before anyone can give suggestions on stopping terrorism, the term “terrorism” must be defined. The so-call acts of terrorism that took place on September 11, were viewed as hatred terrorist acts in the eyes of America, however, other countries viewed this as an act of “justice.” To answer the question “Will we ever be able to fully stop terrorists and their activities,” is unknown. On September 11 we entered into what is already being called the age of asymmetrical conflict, an age when networks of terrorists and criminals can threaten the security of the United States, the greatest hegemonic power of the early twenty-first century, without using traditional military instruments....   [tags: essays research papers] 429 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 - 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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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 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 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 - Terrorism In the modern world, extreme Islamic terrorism has been a major threat to people and nations all over the world. It is a fact that the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks were planned by terrorists in Afghanistan. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the terrorist-friendly Taliban regime was toppled in late 2001 and has moved to the tribal regions in Pakistan, near Afghanistan. To prevent reappearance of terrorism in Afghanistan, it is necessary to stop the resurgence of the Taliban. Terrorism in Afghanistan can be stopped by reducing political corruption, shifting the economy away from narcotics, and convincing the general public of the necessity to end terrorism....   [tags: National Security]
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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 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 - ... 64). Even though this event served to “arouse the consciousness of the world and awakened the media and world opinion—more effectively than 20 years of pleading at the United Nations, the seizing and murder of eleven Israeli athletes by the PLO at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games” thrust the terrorist group and their cause onto the world stage (pg. 66). As further noted by Bruce Hoffman, Jones 4 The Olympic tragedy provided the first clear evidence that even terrorist attacks that fail to achieve their ostensible objectives can nonetheless still be counted successful provided that the operation is sufficiently dramatic to capture the attention of the media....   [tags: Homeland Security, Politics, Social Issues, Media] 2682 words
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terrorism - Everyday there is someone on this earth that fears his or her life from terrorism. Guaranteed that these thoughts didn’t come about until after 9/11. When 9/11 happened there was a shock around the world. People were scared to fly. Scared for there lives, everywhere they would go. People should not have to live in this “free” country fearing that they don’t want to die because someone doesn’t like America, the military or the president of the United States. Wondering how many people actually knew someone that was in the world trade when it went down....   [tags: essays research papers] 854 words
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Terrorism - Terrorism: “What is it, and how can it be prevented?” Terrorism by definition is the use of violence, or the threat of violence, to create a climate of fear in a given population. Terrorist violence targets ethnic or religious groups, governments, political parties, corporations, and media enterprises. Organizations that engage in acts of terror are almost always small in size and limited in resources compared to the populations and institutions they oppose. Through publicity and fear generated by their violence, they seek to magnify their influence and power to affect political change on either a local or an international scale....   [tags: essays research papers] 532 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 - After watching both Battle of Algiers and Bloody Sunday I have come to have a better understanding of the motivations behind these two very important revolutions. It is important to understand why the FLN and IRA decided to engage in “terrorist” activities, because analysis of the motivations behind their actions will allow us to see how “terrorists” are labeled and who is labeling them. The ways in which these groups are labeled and characterized has a large impact on the actions taken and the ramifications of these actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 1927 words
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terrorism - Afghanistan Troops: About 1,000 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division and various Special Forces units. Location: Kandahar International Airport, Bagram Air Base and Mazar-i Sharif. Special Forces units operate across the country. Equipment: The U.S. also has two carrier battle groups in the Arabian Sea. The carriers are the USS John C. Stennis and USS Theodore Roosevelt. B-1 and B-52 bombers also are still available at the joint U.S.-British air base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia....   [tags: essays research papers] 2297 words
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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 - Powell and Putin begin to hammer and sickle out the fate of bombs and Chechen ‘terrorists’ Today, Secretary of State Colin Powell alights in Moscow on the sixth stop in his barnstorming tour of yet another of imperial America's new backyards. He meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin to try to nail down the details of a new agreement dramatically reducing the two countries' nuclear weapons stockpiles. Both Putin and George Bush committed last month to sharply reducing their respective first strike nuclear armaments, and Powell, working toward that end, has met three times with Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov in the last week....   [tags: essays research papers] 1655 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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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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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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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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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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