Brett Daniel defines these two in a simpler way; strategy is often called the ‘what we want to accomplish’ while tactics is referred to as the ‘how we are going to accomplish it.’ From the above definition, terrorism is a tactic used by a group of individuals to advance their beliefs and gain more power within a state (strategy). CONCEPT OF TERRORISM Since the 9/11 event, terrorism has been becoming more rampant and violent in nations of the world. Getting to the bottom and providing a solution has also been increasingly difficult and one of the main reasons is the lack of a confound definition. “Terrorism in the most widely accepted contemporary usage of term, is fundamentally and inherently political. It is also unavoidably about pow... ... middle of paper ... ...errorist attack known as 9/11, as a state, they came out stronger nation with strategies in how to not only defeat terrorism but help other states overcome and stand against attacks.
The problem is a result of the ambiguous and subjective nature of the term terrorism. The disagreement over a legally binding definition is one that centers around state sponsored terrorism and the inability to create a clear criterion of what actions are viewed as terrorist. Without a legally biding definition, there is no set of rule or characteristic that sets the standards for states and other actors to abide by. It allows each state to create a definition that best benefits their cause as well as blurring the ethical uses of certain weapons or tactics. Lastly it makes it harder to successfully pursue, prosecute and convict accused terrorist.
The United States, United Nations and all sovereign nations would need to take cooperative action that has never been accomplished. Terrorism, its' history, concepts, reasoning, methods, and financial roots are object of this research. Terrorism is one of the most extensively discussed issues of our time and at the same time it is also one of the least understood. The term itself “terrorism” means many different things to different people, cultures, and races. As a result, trying to define or classify terrorism with one universal definition is nearly impossible.
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.
Many developed nations have seen terrorism as a huge national security problem. Even though, world leaders do not have the same vision and strategy against this problem. The U.S. leaders also have mixed feeling about terrorism. If you look at the recent presidential campaign in the U.S., Mr. Donald Trump sees Islamic religion as a problem, instead of Islamic radical groups, where domestic politics will create constraints for any government. My understanding of realism, it deals with power, basically military and economic power.
Introduction Terrorism has become a global menace. Different terrorism factions are driven by different ideologies, which are amplified by specific influential leaders in these factions. This paper explores the different ideologies in support and negation of the milieu. More specifically, this paper takes a debate approach between two individuals who share different views concerning terrorism. This is a dialogue between Andrew who opposes terrorism ideation and Fayed who supports terrorism ideation.
People become terrorists when they take the actions towards instilling fear and terror upon people to prove a certain point or agenda. Some terrorists may have the motivation of proving something political, while some may just inflict terror to keep control over a group, people or country. Then there are terrorists who act under the notion that they are showing support for something, as in religious regions, while others do so to show disdain for something they don't agree with. Government, individual agencies, private agencies, and academic experts have all developed, proposed, designed, and analyzed what constitutes acts of terrorism. The meaning of terrorism has definitely changed and acquired new definitions over the years.
Personally, I believe wars shouldn’t be encouraged, and honestly, I don’t suppose that it results in any positive feedback whatsoever. Although I don’t completely agree with how Russia, Indonesia, South America, and Darfur are dealing with their terrorist problem, I still consider it a good idea to think forward and make plans on how to overcome cultural problems. Terrorism has caused many countries around the world, to change their daily values and their economic priorities, as well as their whole political framework as a response to ethnic conflicts. Terrorism has been a common answer among leaders regarding intercultural problems among “different” people ever since mankind was created. Ethnic conflict is now becoming a new, everyday aspect of life.
While terrorism does pose a threat to United States and civilized society, the magnitude of this threat can neither be recorded nor tracked. Despite the inability of the United States to track the power and location of terrorism, the disregard of civil liberties and precautionary measures push the nation in a negative direction and pose an even greater threat to a civilized and democratic society. In the film, The Power of Nightmares, filmmakers delve into the numerous misconceptions caused by American focus on anti-terrorism, as well as the disregard for civil liberties and procedures previously established in the United States. Following September 11th, the government shifted its anti-terrorist efforts to precautionary rather than reactive. However, to understand the political changes, one must examine the risks and power of terrorism across the globe.
War is commonly perceived as a conflict between combatants, with military targets, but sometimes ‘unintentionally’ harming non-combatants. It is distinctive from terrorism in the sense that its success is not dependent on the extent of combatant/non-combatant casualties. Many attempt to create a moral distinction between the two by indicating that terrorists seek to intentionally harm civilians. However, this criterion is inconsistent and contains many flaws. When distinguishing between war and terrorism, several questions will arise.