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Reasons for Defining and Criminalizing Terrorism in International Law

- Terrorism is focused on a one-sided belief that dictates massive destruction of institutions, foundations and national symbols. It represents a philosophy, which does not comply with common sense. Terrorism acts are a matter of individual psychology, relentless ideology, religious commitment, or political passion. The most devastating terrorism attack in the United States was on September 11, 2001. Other U S attacks were the Manhattan attack in 1997, the Anthrax attack in 2001, a prior World Trade Center attack in 1993, the Wall Street Bombing attack in 1920, and the Kalama City bombing in 1995 (Askshintala, 2013)....   [tags: Terrorism and International Law]

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Overview of Intelligence Gathering for the Prevention of Terrorism

- Al-Qaeda is a global terrorist organization mainly composed of militant Islamists. The Organization was founded by the late Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan between August 1988 and late 1989, during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. The main aim of the organization was to unite Muslims in the fight against foreign influence and what they termed as Christian- Jewish union that was meant to destroy all Islam’s. As a result, this made the jihadists or the militant Islamists to start killing innocent civilians in the belief that it’s religiously sanctioned thus ignoring any aspect of the religious scripture which forbids killing....   [tags: War on Terror, Counter-Terrorism]

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The Unpopular Terrorists

- Introduction Terrorism, in one way or another, has existed for as long as modern history has been recorded. However, despite its long existence this is a term that is very difficult to define. Its very essence is troubling and what can be defined as terrorism is constantly changing. For instance, a 1984 U.S Army Training Manual defined terrorism as “the calculated use of violence, or the threat of violence, to produce goals that are political or ideological in nature” while a more recent definition from the U.S....   [tags: terrorism, violence, world war I]

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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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Government Responses After September 11

- “Fellow citizens, we’ll meet violence with patient justice, assured of the rightness of our cause and confident of the victories to come.” These were the words spoken by President George W. Bush the evening of the attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the plane that was forced down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. After the attacks on September eleventh, the U.S. Government responded swiftly and decisively with actions through Federal Administrations, Congress, and the military that would have both short and long term effects on both the United States and the Middle East....   [tags: terrorist, war, military]

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Importants Events of the First Decade of 2000's

- An unforgettable decade, 2000 had many amazing events and outcomes. Many which have impacted our society and the way we live in America today. As a country and even the world, people, governments and cultures have changed and grown from events that occurred during this decade. The 9/11 attacks on America, the Iraqi War, the presidential election of Barack Obama and the introduction of Twitter are just a few examples of what americans have experienced during these unforgettable ten years. September 11, 2001 is a day that no American will ever forget, a day that left a huge impact on the lives of many Americans, a day that has changed America and the world forever....   [tags: 9/11, terrorist attack, iraqi war, obama]

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State-Sponsored Terrorism: The Relationship between Hizballah and the Iranian Government

- 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, 2013). Iran supports several different terrorist organizations, including Hamas, Palestine Islamic Jihad, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command and Hizballah....   [tags: State Sponsor of Terrorism, Iran]

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Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism by Michael Burleigh

- My first secondary source is the book, “Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism” written by Michael Burleigh. In his book, he investigates the nature of terrorism, with its origins in the West to the current global acts of terrorism. Burleigh examines the roots of terrorism in the last 150 years such as the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Russian Nihilists, Red Brigades, Black International, Tamil Tigers and Al Qaeda. He also explores the political impact of those who cause violence and those who are affected by it....   [tags: terrorism, history, research]

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American Jihad: Homegrown Terrorists

- Living in America, we are given the freedom to practice the faith of our choice, but at the same time it does not give us the right to violate our laws or to organize, finance or develop a group whose motives are to attack and destroy the country they claim to be a citizen of, while practicing that faith or religion. We are now in the midst of a movement where homegrown American jihad will be the destruction of the United States. In the United States, we have Americans that are waiting and wanting to destroy anything that has to do with our country and our western way of life, all in the name of “jihad” or holy war....   [tags: American Jihadist Terrorism]

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The Media's Role in Terrorism

- “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: Terrorism and the Media]

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Terrorism in the City of Boston

- ... A friend of one of the attackers had seen a familiar face on the news, however did not report that he might possibly know the identity of the attackers. Later on Thursday night a police officer was shot and killed which was expected to be the terrorists attempting to flee. However it wasn’t until Friday that police had gotten into a gunfight with the terrorists and shot and killed Dzhokhar Tsarnev, and wounding Tamerlan. The city of Boston was put on lockdown until the last standing attacker was caught after fleeing and escaping authorities....   [tags: attack, marathon, bombing]

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Martyrdom and September 11th

- On September the 11th 2001, the international crisis of terrorism exploded in America. The dark cloud that loomed over lower Manhattan eventually cleared but the reality of the American entrance into the battlefield of terror didn’t dissipate. When President Bush addressed his stunned and grieving nation, he declared a crusade on terrorists and all who harbored them, and “when [his] remarks were translated into Arabic for broadcast throughout the Middle East, the word crusade was rendered as ‘war of the cross’” (Carrol 5)....   [tags: Martyr Islam Muslim 9/11 9-11 Terrorism Terrorist]

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War in Iraq: An Unnecessary War

- America Troops Are Fighting an Unnecessary War In excess of 600 billion dollars has been spent on the war in Iraq since it began in 2003, plus over four thousand U.S. troops have died because of this war, and despite a struggling economy the US government is keeping our troops in Iraq with no end in sight. The war in Iraq is a current military operation that began, without a declaration of war, on March 20, 2003 and is still taking place today in 2009(Rogalski). Americans have been shielded from this war and have forgotten why we went to war in the first place....   [tags: War on Terror, Terrorism, Terrorist]

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America's Futile Fight Against Terrorism and ISIS

- From the perspective of the West, the war on terror can seem to be as never-ending as battling Hydra. For every terrorist leader struck down, three more arise from the dust to take his place, and themselves take positions of power in numerous countries. It’s difficult for Western powers to understand that it is the cutting down of that one leader that gives rise to the others. In the wake of 9/11, the American approach to the war on Terror has poured oil on what was once a small fire of fundamentalist fervour....   [tags: global issues, terrorism]

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Terrorism - The US Military Cannot Defeat the Terrorists

- The US Military Cannot Defeat the Terrorists One Source One of the consequences of the horrendous terrorist attacks of September 11 is that the United States is marching off to war in numerous countries around the globe. Given the terrible damage and large numbers of casualties, it is hardly surprising that most Americans want to destroy the terrorist organization(s) that launched the attacks and the government(s) that aided and abetted the terrorists. Unfortunately, there has been remarkably little public discussion as to why people from the Middle East chose to become suicide bombers intent on piloting air liners into enormous office buildings filled with people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Analysis of the Discourse and Rhetoric since September 11

- September 11, 2001. After terrorists hijacked four American airliners, toppling the World Trade Center in New York and damaging the Pentagon just outside Washington, rhetoric in various circles of the West among authors, theorists, and pundits centered around a number of interesting topics. The nature of evil has become a topic over which much debate and rhetoric has ensued. Some have used it as a means by which they can explain these actions, whereas others see it as an obstacle to a proper explanation....   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist 9/11 Essays]

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The UK Government’s Principal Counter-Terrorism Strategy

- 1.1 Introduction CONTEST is the UK government’s principal counter-terrorism strategy whose purpose is to reduce ‘the risks to the United Kingdom ... from terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence (Contest, 2011, Heath‐Kelly, 2012). This strategy has four principal workstreams. Pursue (Contest, 2011, 44p), Prevent (Contest, 2011, 58), Protect (Contest, 2011, 78p) and Prepare, 2011, 92p), also referred to as the four P’s (Santamato, Beumler, 2013). This thesis focuses primarily on Prevent, a policy which aims to ‘stop people from becoming terrorist or supporting terrorism (Aly, 2013) and argues that the innovative inclusion of Prevent within the already e...   [tags: terrorism, uk security, contest]

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Cyber-terrorism

- "It is now clear that cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation," President Obama has said in one of his addresses to the nation. He would go on the say that "We know that cyber intruders have probed our electrical grid, and that in other countries cyber attacks have plunged entire cities into darkness." (Net Security.org, 2009) When the president of the United States puts this much emphasis into a subject it shows how important it is and how big of an impact it could have on the nation....   [tags: cyber attacks, 2015]

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Newsweek and the Guantanamo Koran Abuse Story

- ... 15). Though the story was retracted voluntarily, it came after a great deal of criticism from the American military and other governmental officials demanding that the story be withdrawn. Investigators had reviewed 25,000 documents from the prison and only found one incident involving a copy of the Koran. In this case, it was an Islamic militant detainee who had stuffed the pages of a copy of the Koran into a toilet in order to protest the conditions of the facility; therefore, disproving the Koran Abuse story....   [tags: military, soldiers, informant, truth, terrorist]

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Post 9/11 Counter-Terrorism in New York City

- ... One positive that Americans do see is that we are far from the Middle East so it will be harder for them to have another successful attack (Boot). President Obama once said that “it was not a simple solution to get rid of terrorism.” However, the United States is now ready to fight terrorism if it threatens our safety again. The government now has the right to listen into phone calls. However, they must have a good reason to listen in they have this right through a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and a secret judge must grant them permission to do this....   [tags: attack prevention]

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Drug Trafficking and the Financing of Terrorism

- "International and Domestic Terrorism Organizations and their supporters engage in a myriad of crimes to fund and facilitate terrorist activities. These crimes include extortion, kidnaping, robbery, corruption, alien smuggling, document fraud, arms trafficking, cyber crime, white collar crime, smuggling of contraband, money laundering and certainly drug trafficking." -- Steven C. McCraw, Assistant Director, Office of Intelligence, FBI, May 20, 2003 In 2002, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy spent more than three million dollars to buy two commercials for the Super Bowl (Bovard)....   [tags: International Drug Trafficking and Terrorism]

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International Relations Theory and the Terrorists Attacks of September 11

- An event as epochal as September 11 is bound to provoke theorists of international relations. Over the past decade or so, there has been a race in academia to claim the prize for the best theory to explain the events before and after September 11. The consensus is that the dominant discourse of realism has won, because it conceives of conflict and destruction as natural in an anarchical world (from Thomas Hobbes' "anarchical state of nature"). It also justifies America's threatening military actions after the terror strikes as a natural form of behavior of strong states, which always bully the weak into compliance to serve the former's selfish interests....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

- Within the last decade, the internet has proven to be the most efficient way to complete tasks in today’s society. Every major business in today’s society relies on the internet to conduct business. Though the internet is a useful tool, our reliability on it opens up the door for cyber-attacks that can be detrimental to business as a whole. One example of a cyber-attacks that have recently started becoming more prevalent are DDoS attacks. Recently, DDoS attacks have been a rising issue for businesses owners who run their own servers, such as video game companies and other high profile web servers, including banks and other credit card payment gateways....   [tags: DDoS Attacks, Cyber Terrorism]

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Acts of Terrorism

- What is terrorism, and what constitutes an act of terror. Certainly, the history of terrorism is as old as war itself. Some might say that the strategy of causing fear in the enemy, to make him overestimate your forces while simultaneously doubting his own, make up the very essence of warfare. But mention the word “terrorism” to somebody, and chances are that the first thing that comes to mind is a mental image: The Oklahoma City bombing, dead Marines in Beirut, the Unabomber, or Lockerbie. The events of September 11, which have become synonymous with the idea of terrorism in America, would certainly be at the top of that list....   [tags: International, Domestic, Terrorists]

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The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism

- The battle of Iraq is one victory in a war on terror that began on September the 11th, 2001 and still goes on. That terrible morning, 19 evil men, the shock troops of a hateful ideology, gave America and the civilized world a glimpse of their ambitions. They imagined, in the words of one terrorist, that September the 11th would be the beginning of the end of America. By seeking to turn our cities into killing fields, terrorists and their allies believed that they could destroy this nation's resolve and force our retreat from the world....   [tags: War Terrorism Extremism]

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Human Rights Violations in the War on Terrorism

- Following the September 11th terrorist attacks in which at least 3,000 people were killed, the United States has pursued policies that violate human rights in order to wage the war on terrorism. These policies include the adoption of new security measures, the poor treatment of captured fighters at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba, and the willingness of the Bush administration to overlook human rights violations in other countries in return for their support in the war on terrorism. When the enemy is faceless, as it is in the United States' fight against terror, there is a tendency to violate human rights in order to identify the perpetrators and anticipate further atrocities....   [tags: Terrorists Terror September 11 9/11 Essays]

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Negotiating with Terrorists Encourages More Terrorism

- ... Which terrorists are likely to negotiate. And when and how should that process begin. Another point of concern is that many terrorism studies today are focused on the short-term and are problem focused. But this neglects the long-term issues and prevents studies which will question important assumptions and ideologies.[3] From a societal standpoint, there could be benefits to negotiating and it would be premature to take that option off the table. You can’t say that negotiations will work in every case, but likewise you can’t say that they will never work either....   [tags: politicians, resolution, violence]

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Biological Terrorism

- Biological Terrorism I. CATASTROPHIC TERRORISM The date is April 24, 2005. The time is approximately 8:30 am. Somewhere on the New York City subway system a briefcase sits, apparently forgotten. Inside the briefcase, an electronic oscillator flips over, marking the passage of thirtieth minute since its owner abdicated. In the busy subway station no one notices the small hissing noise that is produced as an odorless, tasteless aerosol is slowly released into the air. Within minutes, the pathogen contained in the gas has spread throughout the station, and New York has unwittingly played host to the first recorded incidence of bioterrorism....   [tags: Terror Terrorists Science Essays]

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Indirect Victims of Terrorism

- Following the largest terrorist attack on US on September 11, 2001, the nation has changed forever. The number of victims was tremendous: thousands have died or went missing. However, these innocent people who died as a result of the act are direct victims. Many forget that are still tens of thousands who knew someone who was killed or heard about the attack. These people are indirect victims because they also suffered even though not physically but mentally. In addition, even terrorists themselves are also victims: some of their religious believes, some of the strong commitment to the orders of their leaders....   [tags: 9/11 Essays, Terrorism]

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Joseph Cony and The Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda

- ... The malicious Kony has ordered the “mass abductions of children” from villages in the Ugandan countryside. The children abducted in raids and ambushes became the “living fuel for a war” (C. J. Chivers). Without his manipulated minions, his power does not exist. His actions are too awful for the US to sit back and watch. Kony’s religious beliefs influence his appalling tactics that he applies to enhance his armed troops. The goal of the LRA is to install a government based on the Biblical Ten Commandments....   [tags: terrorist, theocratic government]

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Modern Terrorism and Cyber Terrorism

- ... This was worried about the most because chemicals were easy to buy in most stores and if terrorists have easier access to these chemicals they can start killing off people more easily. Terrorism happens all around the world. For example terrorism has happened mostly in the Middle East. Just Like in the following places Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. But, the most important terrorism attacks were on the Pearl Harbor and nine – eleven. These were the most influential attacks that have happened in the United States....   [tags: hacking, computer security, viruses, violence]

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Terrorism Effects

- Terrorism is defined as a hostile attack or action that is meant to cause panic, physical damage, and even mental and emotional damage. These acts can be as small as a lone gunman firing randomly at a few people, and as devastating as hijacking aircraft and flying them into buildings, killing hundreds even thousands. Over the past twenty years, there have been over seventy terrorist attacks in the United States alone( (Psychological effects of terrorism). That number can be shocking to some people because the media only talks about the major attacks that occur....   [tags: hostility, attack, damage, trauma, pain]

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Challenges for US Counter-terrorism Efforts

- Challenges for US Counter-terrorism Efforts   As a direct consequence of September 11, a number of substantial challenges lie ahead in the area of counter-terrorism..   The most prominent of these is the changing nature of the terrorism phenomenon.  In past years, when terrorism was largely the product of direct state sponsorship, policymakers were able to diminish prospects for the United States becoming a target using a combination of diplomatic and military instruments to deter potential state sponsors.  Today, however, many terrorist organizations and individuals act independently from former and present state sponsors, shifting to other sources of support, including the development...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Government Should Detain Suspected Terrorists Without Trial

- ... Detaining suspected terrorists will help to protect the lives of our citizens and create a more secure lifestyle for the US. Detaining suspected terrorists can prevent nuclear proliferation. Nuclear ingredients are widely available to terrorists. There are 1,600,000 kg of HEU available in the global stockpile.(Allison) The global stockpile of Pu- 500,000 kg.(Allison) From this, terrorists can easily buy, steal, and construct crude nuclear bombs. Terrorists have already tried to obtain ingredients and very well can....   [tags: consequences, feelings after 9-11]

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The Right of Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror

- The Right of Habeas Corpus and the War on Terror Introduction September 11, 2001 changed the United States forever. This disastrous attack on the Pentagon and the twin towers at the World Trade Center destroyed the lives of thousands of people. Over 3,000 people were killed, including hundreds or firefighters and policemen, many of which were never found. The attackers were Islamic terrorists from Arab nations. The war on terror declared by the Bush Administration, had become one of the most important issues in the United States during that time and still is today....   [tags: islamic terrorists, attack, pentagon]

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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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Terrorism and the Anti-Terrorism Measures

- “Airport racial profiling, Osama Bin Laden, Middle East Asian, Muslims, 9/11, metal detectors, racial profiling and hijacking” Do these words and phrases sound familiar. It is likely most of us have been at least tried once in our lifetime going through the security checking process at the airport. Do people find this inconvenient or it is beneficial to everyone’s safety. However, this security checking process is not too convenient for particular targeted group, which are the Muslims. In this paper, the main focus is to discuss about terrorism and the related anti-terrorism measures, such as racial profiling; and how do these policy affect the targeted group....   [tags: airport, process, racial, profiling, policy]

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What Happened in September 11th, 2001

- September 11th, 2001 What happened on September 11th, 2001. A day that will be remembered and never forgotten, a day that many innocent people died because of a terrible tragedy that happened on September 11th, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City. To many people it probably just looked like another regular work day, but didn’t expect the worst that day. On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City (”11 facts about 9/11”)....   [tags: terrorists attack, world trade center]

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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]

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The Terrorist’s Extradition Loophole

- The Terrorist’s Extradition Loophole Most extradition treaties between states call for an exemption for crimes that are political in nature. The political offense exemption was originally created to allow states to protect those that another state may wish to prosecute for crimes that are politically committed against that government. R. Stuart Phillips, a Judge Advocate in the United States Army, distinguishes between “pure” political offenses and “relative” political offenses. “Pure” political offenses are directed specifically against the state and do not directly affect civilians....   [tags: Terrorists Terrorism Terror Essays]

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The Nuclear Terrorism Threat and the Aum Shinrikyo Cult

- The Nuclear Terrorism Threat and the Aum Shinrikyo Cult Until the mid seventies, the term nuclear terror was used predominately to describe the threat of a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. Since then, however, it has taken on a whole new meaning which many security experts feel poses a more serious threat to national security. In the past few decades, formal terrorist organizations have exploded planes out of the sky, bombed US military and diplomatic facilities abroad, and with the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombing incidents, they have even launched attacks on American soil....   [tags: Terrorism Research Papers]

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Resilience in the Face of Terrorism

- According to the United States Department of Defense terrorism is “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful 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” (United States Training and Doctrine Command, 2007, p. 2). Terrorists use violence and intimidation to stimulate fear in many individuals. They also use the threat of various types of attacks, such as traditional attacks (e.g....   [tags: politics, history, fear]

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Free Terrorism Essays: We Need the United Nations

- We Need the United Nations in Our War Against Terror The United Nations has often been criticized, but events after the terrorist attack of September 11 show how essential it is to international peace and security. The United Nations Security Council, in particular, has proved its value in the present crisis. To combat terrorism, and specifically Osama bin Laden's network and the governments of Iran, Iraq, North Korea and other countries, a broad and diverse coalition is necessary. President Bush quickly realized that the active cooperation of other countries, including Muslim countries, was essential to the intelligence and policy work needed to find terrorists and destroy their ne...   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Consequences of Terrorism

- ... The Taliban, following the footsteps and believing in the "Khwarijites" school of thought have been operating the same way, dominating and controlling the people through fanatic religious ideas and extremist approach towards implementing "sharia" and spreading the word of faith. "Fanaticism and terrorism have no place in Islam" -Feisal Abdul Rauf (American Sufi imam and author and activist whose stated goal is to improve relations between west & Muslim world) TALIBAN: THEIR EVOLUTION AND STRATEGIES The intense unrest caused in Afghanistan by the soviet invasion in 1979 and its subsequent spilling over into the neighboring country Pakistan, led to a series of events that were all part of...   [tags: collateral damage, psychological impact]

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Correlation Between the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Attack September 11

- The events of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 changed not just the American way of life, but the way in which terrorism will forever be viewed. Moments after the first plane changed our way of life by crashing into the first tower, it also changed the way people will live their lives for many generations from that point forward. For the first time on Continental United States soil, America was under siege. Months after the attack many political figures and citizens wondered about warning signs and if there were indicators that may have identified a warning or imminent attack....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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How Terrorism Has Changed The News

- My family had no time for news that morning. When my mom dropped me off at school, we were perfectly unaware of the largest news story to break in years. I noticed more noise than usual in the empty school hallways. The muffled TV sets, hushed voices, and lack of children or laughter unnerved me enough to show up at my classroom a full ten minutes early. Immediately, I noticed that the TV was on, which confused me because we had no movie planned. My teacher was watching the same show as another teacher, featuring repeated footage of a plane tearing into a building....   [tags: Impact Terrorism on the Media 2015]

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Terrorism in the Media

- ... The mass media affects the spread of propaganda and just encourages group and individual terrorist acts. In a way the media is an ally to terrorists. The media use terrorists to get stories and terrorists use the media to spread fear and panic. The media legitimizes terrorism and their causes because by publicizing their acts, even if not completely true, it will be believed. People say don’t believe everything you hear and read, but once its put out there, the propaganda is already set in our heads....   [tags: criminal violence, government change]

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September 11: War Against Terrorism is Necessary

- September 11: War Against Terrorism is Necessary      On the fateful morning of September 11, 2001, few of us knew that the history of America, let alone our individual lives, was dramatically and permanently changing. As the day progressed, Americans, one by one, were dumbfounded at the events that had occurred.  This is by no means the first terrorist attack in the history of the world.  Nor will it be the last.  Many cultures over time have been greatly wounded and even overcome by these fiendish terrorist attacks.  Thankfully, the United States' history has not been heavily tarnished by these assaults - until now....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Countering Replay Attacks

- INDEX 1. Introduction 2. Type of Attack in ATM 3. Replay Attack in ATM 4. Counter Measures for Replay Attack :-RIPSEC Protocol[3] 5. References Introduction In present era, with rapid growth of banking and financial system throughout the world.Currently there are more than 730 million Debit/Card circulating throughout the world. Evesdroppers or Cyber-thief comes with new measures/attack to perform fraudulent transactions. It has been very necessary to come up with the proper security measures in ATM transactions so that people and banks do not suffer the monetary effect of fraudulent transactions....   [tags: Replay Attacks]

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The Relationship between the Media and Terrorism

- Some events, which are perpetrated by Jewish Zealots against Roman Occupiers and moderate Jews, contain basic characteristics of terrorist attacks and show the fact that terrorism existed even in the year 66 A.D. (Nacos 174). However, effects of these early terrorists attacks were relatively small and these attacks were not creating serious consequences like recent terrorist activities. So, even though terrorism is a very old concept, it became one of the most important factors that shape politics and social order all around the world with the new millennium....   [tags: governements prevent media coverage]

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The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps

- The Historical Context of Terrorism and Our Next Steps   As the horrific tragedy of September 11 settles into permanent corridors of our conscious life, our reactions as a society are manifold. There is shock, grief, anger and other emotions that we have not fully understood or found words to describe. As we search for explanations, our sages in government, the media and the academy try to help us articulate what we have experienced. We have been told that our innocence is gone, that the third world war has begun and that we are confronting a new and more lethal form of terrorism than the world has ever seen....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Terrorism in the Philippines

- ... Of these groups the terrorist groups are considered to be Abu Sayyaf Group, the Communist Party of the Philippines/New Peoples Army, and Jemaah Islamiyah. Al Qaeda cannot be directly related to this area but is believed that Al Qaeda aid the two major terrorist groups in procuring weapons as well as explosives. Jemaah Islamiyah is based out of Indonesia and has strong ties to Al Qaeda. Some of the members are also members of Al Qaeda and they share a training camp in Mindanao. There are allocations that Jemaah Islamiyah may have helped plan the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States....   [tags: Human Security Act]

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The War on Terrorism

- Before the September 11 attacks many Americans believed the United States, a country founded upon its bravery and freedom, was untouchable. On that dreadful day, America was knocked off its pedestal and forced into the war on terror. Inadvertently to many Americans, they fail to realize why this war was unique and not like any other conflict the United States has come across before. America now faced a new type of enemy the Taliban, an organization known for its ruthless behavior and severe attacks and driven by the true nation of Islam....   [tags: Religion, Islam, Taliban]

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The US Attack on Terrorism

- September 11, 2001 will always be remembered as one of the darkest days in American history. Several members of the terrorist group al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger airliners and flew them into buildings killing a total of 2,996 people and injuring over 6,000 other people. On October 7, 2001, the United States began attacks on parts of Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban. These attacks and invasions were intended to target Osama bin Laden who was the leader of al-Qaeda. The United States demanded that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden....   [tags: September 11, 2001]

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The NSA, Privacy and the War or Terrorism

- Edward Snowden is America’s most recent controversial figure. People can’t decide if he is their hero or traitor. Nevertheless, his leaks on the U.S. government surveillance program, PRISM, demand an explanation. Many American citizens have been enraged by the thought of the government tracing their telecommunication systems. According to factbrowser.com 54% of internet users would rather have more online privacy, even at the risk of security (Facts Tagged with Privacy). They say it is an infringement on their privacy rights of the constitution....   [tags: Edward Snowden]

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Terrorism - Foreign Students do Not Threaten National Security

- Foreign Students do Not Threaten National Security In response to the horror of the September 11 terrorist attacks, America has demanded action, and we have gotten it. In addition to the U.S. military campaign in Afghanistan and the ongoing federal investigation of the events surrounding the World Trade Center attacks, we have seen a flurry of legislative and executive action designed to increase our domestic security. Yet not all of this activity has been without controversy. From Bush's executive order authorizing the use of military tribunals to try non-U.S....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Free Essays on Terrorism: Give Peace a Chance

- Give Peace a Chance Since the horrible tragedy that occurred on September 11th, Americans are brainstorming for ideas on how to fight terrorism. Minds are collaborating on what can be done to reconcile the West in the minds of Islamic nations. Many strategies for attaining peace have been introduced, and steps are being made toward the appeasement of differences. The ideas for peacemaking that have already been set in motion will be discussed in Section 1, and new suggestions for reconciliation will be introduced in Section 2....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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Overview of Terrorism

- Terrorism Terrorism is like a virus in the global world. Everyone has a responsibility to eradicate terrorism. Terrorists has no social responsibility, they can create violence in the world and brings war between countries in the world. Social consciousness, Global rules, Regulations and Economy could make change in stopping terrorism and it should be eradicated by people who see future would be without virus and healthy. First and foremost, the anger is hardly surprising. the terrorist event in our recent history is a reminder of high drama and often tragedy that have seized the attention and fanned the fears of public....   [tags: global issues, conflicts]

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The Truth About 9/11

- The Truth About 9/11 I’d have to say that it is difficult to view all of the footage of the World Trade Center and not think that some stories that are being fed to us Americans are not the full truth. For all of the events that take place in the world to be so heavily covered by the media, I still don’t seem to grasp a clear picture of what’s really going in the world abroad and neither do the rest of the American people. I believe that the president is to alert the American people of important matters concerning our well being....   [tags: 9/11 September 11 Terrorist Attack]

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Not Every Arab Man is a Terrorist

- Ignorance about people on the other side of the world is infectious among humanity. Rather than educating themselves about the characteristics and cultures of the world, society relies on stereotypes. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines a stereotype as an unfair “belief that all people or things with a particular characteristic are the same.” The entertainment industry significantly influences the minds of Americans to accept these misconceptions about other nationalities. These nasty generalizations are particularly dangerous and hurtful to Arabs....   [tags: generalizations, stereotypes, terrorists]

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Suicide Terrorism: A Logical Choice?

- Robert Paper argues that, in a way, suicide terrorism can be a logical choice for the individual carrying out the attack. When contemplating whether or not suicide terrorism can be a logical choice, you must be able to put yourself in the place of the “terrorist”. Whether or not someone is considered a terrorist can be a very subjective view, especially from the viewpoint of the person or group that is being terrorized. This requires the observer to exude empathy.We may look at Osama Bin Laden as a terrorist, but to him, he was doing the work of his “God”....   [tags: homeland security, attacker, terror]

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Fighting the War Against Terrorism

- While fighting the war against terrorism, though it may be challenging, societies should place the utmost value upon human rights even if that means undermining one’s counter terrorism policy. Along with a terrorist attack comes prejudice and discrimination towards those of similar nationality or religion as the attackers out of fear of another attack. A challenge for liberal democracies such as Canada is creating an effective policy in order to constrain potential terrorist attacks that is also abiding one’s individual rights that come as a part of residing in a democratic society....   [tags: canadian law, arbitrarily detained]

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Terrorist Groups and Impact

- Terrorist group and impact Introduction HAMAS (Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya) is the Arabic word for Zeal and also known as Islamic Resistance Movement. It is a notorious terrorist organization in the Middle East and George Bush stated that “Hamas is one of the deadliest terror organizations in the world today” (Jensen, p.1, 2009). Origins and sources Hamas was formed in 1987 as the Muslim brotherhood (Ikhwan al-Muslimin) in Palestinian by late Ahmad Yassin, Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi and Mohammad Taha....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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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: Fighting Terrorism]

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The Diverse Factors of International Terrorism

- International Terrorism Introduction The world today is faced by various security challenges including and not limited to terrorism. In this regard, several nations across the globe have come up with various mitigation strategies such as tightening immigration laws in order to counter terrorism. On this background, the term terrorism elicits mixed definitions from diverse schools of thought. This research paper therefore provides an in-depth analysis of terrorism ranging from definition, composition, structure and the justification of terrorism actions....   [tags: violence, religion, ethnicity ]

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Terrorism: Will We Ever Be Able to Defeat It?

- Terrorism: Will We Ever Be Able to Defeat It. Terrorism is not necessarily a new phenomenon and it will never be removed from society. Terrorism has been defined as a application of violence or threatened violence intended to panic society, to weaken or overthrow incumbents, or to bring political change. There will continue to be minority or oppressed (or perceived oppressed) people or groups will continue to believe that terrorism is the only solution to their problems. (1) (2) (3) Early precedents of history of terrorism go back to the Sicari, an extremist Jewish faction during the Roman occupation of Palestine in 73 CE....   [tags: History of Terrorism, Society]

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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 inflic...   [tags: Terrorism, hackers, national security]

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The War Against Terrorism: The Taliban in Afghanistan

- Since 1996, the Taliban has created an environment of terror and disorder within the country of Afghanistan. Although terrorists within Afghanistan and of the Islam religion believe that they are justified in their actions, it is made clearly apparent that Terrorism must be stopped altogether. Defining the Issue Terrorism is translated to mean ‘army in the shadows’ and is defined as the threat or use of violence to win certain rewards or goals ( Dictionary.com, 2010). The earliest known Terrorist organization similar to those of today was the Zealots of Judea, formed when fanatics of the Jewish faith revolted against the of the Roman oppression....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror]

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The Global War on Terror

- The Global War on Terror is a military campaign led by the United States and the United Kingdom and supported by other NATO members. It was originally against al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations with the purpose of eliminating them. This paper discusses how the Bush Administration handled the War on Terror as well as different aspects of it, including its terminology, its objectives, its military operations and criticism against it. The United States of America was deeply shocked when, on September 11, 2001, airplanes we used as missiles to destroy the Twin World Trade Towers and damage the Pentagon....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Psychic Attacks

- Psychic attacks can have a tremendous impact on all aspects of our lives, a psychic attack can undermined our relationships by ripping and tearing apart the very foundation in which we have built our lives upon. I was contacted in March of this year by a young man whose life was gravely impacted and torn apart by a vicious psychic attack. This young man's ordeal started when he approached a psychic that set up shop at a local fair in his hometown, he had never had a psychic reading before and in fact he had often scoffed at the idea of a psychic reading, he probably would've been better off had he never approached this gypsy for a reading....   [tags: Psychic attacks, Psychics,]

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Islam and Terrorism

- Islam, the religion of peace and harmony has unfortunately been corrupted by the deadly terrorist acts which have taken place around the world during these past couple of years. Today the people in this world view Islam as a threatening and terrorist religion. Often, the killing of innocent people, suicidal bombings and terrorist attacks are carried out people who tend to claim themselves as Muslims, though in reality, the dissident actions of these so called named Muslims have nothing to do with Islam....   [tags: Muslims, Violence, Peace, Government]

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The Effects of Terrorism in America

- Terrorism has influenced civilizations throughout history and has even started wars. In 1914, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, who was the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, and his wife, Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, were shot dead in Sarajevo. They were killed by Gavrilo Princip, who was one of six assassins. Their goal was to have Austria-Hungary to create a South-Slav provinces and eventually turn it into a Greater Serbia or a Yugoslavia . These helped start World War I Terrorists are individuals or organizations that use violence as a tactic to achieve political goals....   [tags: global issues, war]

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Detecting and Mitigating DoS or Distributed DoS Attacks

- Introduction Denial of service (DoS) and distributed DoS (DDoS) attack is a means to take control of a computer terminal or network resources to disrupt communications of a computer host with a connection to the Internet. A DDoS is an attack sent by more than two computer hosts or a coopted zombie computers in a botnet and DoS is an attack by one computer host. Either attack will flood an online computer or network with of incoming messages to overwhelm the targeted system thus denying service to the internet or communication with authorized users (US-CERT, 2013)....   [tags: Mitigating DoS Attacks]

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Missile Defense System is Useless Against Terrorists

- A Missile Defense System is Useless Against Terrorists Donald Rumsfeld, was confirmed as Secretary of Defense with barely a whimper from the media. Rumsfeld's career in public service has been a lengthy one including serving as a former ambassador to NATO, a Congressman, and Secretary of Defense under the Ford administration from 1975 to 1977. But Rumsfeld's claim to fame is that he headed a 1998 Congressional panel that identified a growing threat of ballistic missile attack from rogue nations such as North Korea, Iraq, and Iran....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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The Power of Nightmares: Reaction Essay On Terrorism

- Over the course of the twentieth century, numerous governments across the globe established organizations and agencies with aims of combating international terrorism. However, these agencies did not establish vast public attention or immense government spending until the fall of 2001. The terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001 marked the transformation of not only the American economy, but also a shift in public perceptions of terrorism, both at home and abroad. The attacks of September 11th also allowed for an expansion of political power for United States’ officials as citizens overlooked the lack of regard for civil liberties and adherence to policy due to persona...   [tags: Global Issues, American Culture]

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Terrorism: September 11th, 2001

- ... We’ve all seen it, the news with there huge headlines about attacks in other countries and bombings, and they show thin over, and over. This generates the panic and the fear that terrorists want (“The Nature of Terrorism”). They want to be feared, and the media is giving them what they want. not only that its effecting the United States people. The media shows terrorism in different countries almost everyday in the U.S. This broadcasting makes it seem that terrorism happens in our country, when it is actually very rare for the United States....   [tags: world trade center, outside affair]

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The Definition and Meaning 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: Warfare]

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Uprooting terrorism in Pakistan

- ... Whereas recently, the new elected government have sort to apply a more comprehensive strategy which would deal with the terrorism from different angles. This new strategy includes five elements — dismantles, educate, reintegrate, contain and prevent. ‘Dismantle’ range from reinforcement of security forces and police reforms, upgraded anti-terror laws and intelligence sharing and setting up vigorous threat assessment mechanisms to integrating military action in restless areas with civilian backup....   [tags: policymaking, role, influence]

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Counterterrorism Techniques: Diplomatic Initiatives vs. Military Force

- 3. When it comes to counterterrorism, some critics argue that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may prove to be far more effective than using military force in countering and reducing the popularity of terrorist groups like al Qaeda in Muslim countries. Do you agree or disagree and why. Debate over formulating appropriate responses to terrorism has raged for many years. In the case of extremist groups such as Al Qaeda and their operations in the Muslim world, many critics have argued that Western diplomatic and development initiatives may contribute more to a long-term solution than the application of military force ever could....   [tags: Terrorism]

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Defining Terrorism

- Introduction There are many differing definitions of terrorism. What is terrorism. How do we define it. Why is one man’s terrorist another man’s freedom fighter. These are just a few of the questions that face the world on a daily basis. There are many challenges that face the international community when it comes to how to define terrorism and what it constitutes. This paper will explore the challenges facing scholars when it comes to labeling terror and discuss potential ways to properly define it....   [tags: American History, Terrorism]

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