Firstly the meaning, myths and a quick history of this enduring threat will be analysed. A focus on modern day terrorism in the west but also globally will be highlighted. Followed by current strategies in place aimed at defeating the treat such as counter-terrorism operations and the growth of the Intelligence Community (Anonymous, 2008). Their ability to prevent and defeat terrorist organisation or cell's will also be analysed. From this analysis future areas of possible threats will be highlighted and show that due to these efforts terrorism is decreasing.
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. If for instance, the state attacked does not possess the willpower, resources or support from other states, then what happens to the state? CONCLUSION Terrorism is one of the most complex cases in the international world today. It is carried out by a minority group trying to make their beliefs known to the government with the main aim of getting rid of the government to start a new regime; so it can be argued that it is a means to an end, it is using tactics (laid out plans) to ensure that the strategy (which implies taking over a government and starting a new regime). It is not all states that possess the willpower and ability to get back up after they have been attacked by terrorist.
After 9/11, the government took measure to upsurge the safety in aspects like aviation and borders, this included the 9/11 Commission Report. The 9/11 Commission report entailed various recommendations on terrorist attacks upon the U.S. It begins with the U.S. government ascertaining present or prospective terrorist sanctions. the 9/11 commission report is an uncommonly lucid, even riveting, narrative of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...ship with other countries. It even covered our bad relationship with Saudi Arabia and how to develop it.
Recent Failures in the Domestic War on Terror Terrorism is executed in two phases: - Planning Phase, where information is communicated planning the attack - Operational Phase, when the actual attack takes place Successful counterterrorism needs to detect the threat during the planning phase in order to be successful. Recent attacks that made it to the operational phase before being detected show failures in three areas: - Intelligence Gathering - Intelligence Sharing - Intelligence Analysis Finally, a short note will be provided regarding the c... ... middle of paper ... ...or suspect's visa. Retrieved June 22, 2014, from http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/01/08/terror.suspect.visa/ Mulrine, A. (2012, May 8). 'Undetectable' bomb reveals how Al Qaeda threat to US is evolving.
Byman analyzes seven strategic options to combat terrorism; “Unilateral, multilateral action, containment, defense, diversion, delegitimation, and transforming terrorist breeding ground” (pg. 122). Furthermore, while Byman has made some valid observations, it is necessary to educate the public on terrorists threats, how to prevent them, and understand the threat of radical Islam. Moreover, mitigating and disrupting the financial network of a terrorist organization is essential to stopping the growth of terrorism. This essay will explore key decisions on the different approaches to counter-terrorism and determine which strategies are viable for real world application.
The threat of terrorism is ever present, and an attack is likely to occur when least expected. A terrorist attack means the event that marks the transition from peace to conflict or war. The definition of terrorism is “the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to fear; intended to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious or ideological.”(US command & general staff College) Terrorism is calculated, terrorists generally know what they are doing and their selection of a target is planned and rational. “I agree with the definition of terrorism, because it can happen when you least not expect it too.” Terrorism is common practice in insurgencies, but insurgents are not necessarily terrorists if they do not engage in those forms of violence identified as terrorists acts. While legal distinction is clear, it rarely inhibits terrorists who convince themselves that their actions are justified on a higher law.
Counterterrorism and American Presence Overseas Introduction After September 11, 2001, terrorism took center stage in the debate among security studies, international relations, and foreign policy specialists over a grand strategy for the US in the post-cold war era. The characteristics of international terrorism emphasize the fact that counterterrorism will require strenuous efforts. In contrast to warfare and public order problems, governments engaged in the battle against terrorism have to deal with opponents who do not observe any rule or convention. Terrorists wage an asymmetrical war. They do not attack state organizations but society and particularly innocent citizens.
The United States needs to be concerned about terrorism to prevent tragedies like 9/11 from happening again, to address problems with domestic terrorism, and to improve homeland security. To prevent tragedies like 9/11 from taking its toll on the United States, terrorism needs to be thought about still to this day. One quote that proves this point is, “ In 2001, the federal commission warned that terrorists could get weapons that can cause mass destruction. Congress needs to work on the integrated governmental structures to better the nation's security” (Augustine). The nation's security can help with the destruction of weapons that are dangerous to the U.S.
In addition, that a modern state’s reactionary policies to terrorism have taken place over policies to prevent terrorism through diplomacy. In this paper I will describe a claim made in Agamben’s
With the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, the United States adopted radical changes to its foreign policy and its response to terrorist threat. With the swift implementation of the USA PATRIOT Act shortly after the attacks (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act), and intervention in Afghanistan, the United States had begun its War on Terror. This war was shepherded by then President George W. Bush. These actions marked the beginning of the War on Terror, and laid the groundwork for the problems experienced by the Obama administration almost ten years later. The USA PATRIOT Act was a statute designed to unburden law enforcement agencies from privacy laws and protections with the intention of making them more effective in the hunt of terrorists.