Persuasive Essay On Counterterrorism

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868 words
868 words

The rate at which terrorist attacks occur is at an all-time high and continues to grow. In a report released to NBC News, the U.S. State Department displayed that there was a 35 percent increase in terrorist attacks that had taken place in the 2013-2014 time span (Williams). Ever since the 9/11 attacks in the United States, increased suspicion; aggressive foreign policy; and, ultimately, increased radical thinking has shadowed the world. As a result, governments, the United States specifically, have no choice but to take action in preventing such destructive attacks from occurring. Governments have engaged in counterterrorism strategies in order to proceed in defeating extremist violence. Together with the use of authoritative military …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that terrorist attacks are at an all-time high and continue to grow. the united states has no choice but to take action to prevent such destructive attacks.
  • Opines that the united states should continue its counterterrorism regulations because it provides a defense for the american people.
  • Opines that the u.s should continue its counterterrorism efforts because they promote the common good of the public.
  • Argues that it is in the people's best interests for the united states and other governments to continue with its anti-terrorism actions and evolve them.
  • Opines that the government's efforts to lessen terrorist attacks around the world have a positive effect on its people.

Although the notion is relatively true, it is in the people’s best interests for the United States and other governments to continue with its anti-terrorism actions and to evolve them. For instance, some may argue that the government excludes “the right to privacy” when government institutions, such as the N.S.A, F.B.I, and the C.I.A., rummage through the public’s private conversations and photos, looking for terrorist activity. The National Security Agency (N.S.A) has been a considerable contender surrounding this controversy. It has been reported that from the years 2001 through 2007, the NSA has been involved in “wiretapping” people’s information, unwarrantedly, in its effort to prevent terrorism (N.S.A. Spying). When this scandalous act fore-fronted in the media, the public became outraged — acting on emotion rather than logic. What some fail to understanding is that the government only does this to protect its people and to ensure the public’s safety. The action of them using preventative measures to guarantee an attack does not transpire is preferred over the country having to mourn over yet another tragic act if terrorist violence. Even if they were, perhaps, “scurrying” through others’ information it is not as if these government agents know them personally, so what good would that information be to them other than to protect the interests of the country and to protect the lives of the

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