Persuasive Essay On Counterterrorism

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In September 2001, the United States suffered an attack in New York City that would firmly place fear in the hearts of Americans. 9/11 marks the beginning of the terror age in US History. The War on Terrorism has been fought for over a decade to try and bring an end to this foreign disease and to eradicate terrorists as a whole. However, the current United States counterterrorism policy should be amended as it is counterproductive; and if it continues, our world will soon be filled with terrorists. Terrorism has never been as big of an issue as it is now. Since the terror attacks on the US in 2001, and since the United States declared an official war on terrorism, terrorist activity has significantly increased throughout the world (GlobalResearch pic). There is more terror activity now than ever before in history, and the United States’ current counterterrorism policy is clearly the cause. The goal of terrorists is to frighten, and our policy only portrays the fear Americans have of them, helping the terrorists reach their goal. If the government has knowledge of the terrorists’ desires, why does the current system to fight terror put so much into giving…show more content…
As it is easy to see the difficulty in trying to fight against terrorism, there is no excuse for the pitiful results our current policy has produced. Not only have we multiplied the terrorist population dramatically, we have harmed our own nation. The United States’ "effort to be preventive rather than be reactive" and the lack of productivity rendered by our policy will not lead America to success in the war against terror (Roth, np). The responsibility of any government is to protect the citizens under any circumstances. It is obvious the government of the United States is not doing its job, evident by the fear of terrorism possessed by every

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