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Government Surveillance Makes U.S. Citizens Uncomfortable

- The government’s use of surveillance and metadata collection has greatly increased since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Many Americans feel that this increase in surveillance is violating their privacy rights and the Constitution. The government can, and should, do everything it can to protect the lives and freedoms of its citizens. The National Security Agency is not violating the Constitution by electronically collecting information from American citizens, and the data collection is necessary to keep Americans safe by preventing future terrorist attacks....   [tags: attacks, privacy, metadata]

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9/11: Why It Could Happen Again

- ... After the investigation to became clear the there was a connection between these attacks and Osama bin Laden. Osama bin Laden became the number one focus once he made a call in February 1998 for attacks on Americans and with the Embassy bombings in August of 1998 (Reno). As one can see, years before September 11th Osama bin Laden was well on the Americas radar. As these attacks unfolded government officials began to act on way to improve its counterterrorism system. A key person in this effort was Attorney General Janet Reno....   [tags: actions, policies, terrorist, airline, failures]

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London Attacks

- London Attacks Overview July 7, 2005 would be a day that London would never forget. During the hustle of the morning rush hour traffic, people’s lives would be taken, destroyed or left with memories that would last forever. Around 8:50 a.m. was an explosion on a train that traveled between Algate East and Liverpool Street stations. After half an hour of silence passed a second blast was reported at West Edgware Road. This time the train was between Kings Cross and Russell square. Just seven minutes later, the third blast occurred, this time on a train at Edgware Road Station....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Report By The Cable News Network

- A report by the Cable News Network (C.N.N.) revealed that the September 11 2001 (9/11) attack by Al-Qaeda led to $123 billion loss in the first two to four weeks of the collapse of the World Trade Center, $9.3 billion insurance claims from the attacks and the loss of 3000 lives (CNN, 2015). Yet, it took the terrorist about $500,000 to plan and execute the attacks. This stimulated the call for the `War on terrorism’ by the President Bush administration and the accompanied tactics and strategies directed in addressing the terrorist attacks....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, George W. Bush]

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Terrorism : A Controversial Issue

- Terrorism as a Controversial Issue In this world there are many different topics of controversy. With every controversial topic comes different views and arguments explaining why people believe what they do. There are problems that can be just within one country or throughout the entire world. Terrorism affects everyone in the world, specifically us as Americans, which is why it is one of the biggest controversial topics. Of course with a topic as big as terrorism, there are emic and etic perspectives involved....   [tags: Islam, Middle East, Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks]

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The Effects Of Torture On The United States

- September Eleventh Uncovered “Torture is what Al Qaeda terrorists did to 2,977 Americans on 9/11,” said Cheney (“Is Torture Ever Justified”). The torture that happened could have been prevented if the building construction would of had been completed, if better communication was established, if we would have started fighting off the terrorist when they were giving us hints, and if we had higher security. The terrorist attacks on September Eleventh could have been prevented. In fact, the months leading up to the attacks on September Eleventh, security increased with possibility of attacks happening....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, War on Terrorism]

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Motivations and Causes of Terrorism

- Motivations and Causes of Terrorism Despite the end of the Cold War and the faltering beginnings of a peace process in the Middle East, terrorism still remains a serious threat in many countries, not surprisingly, given that the underlying causes of the bitter ethnic and religious struggles which spawn terrorism pre-dated the Cold War, and most of these conflicts remain unresolved. While the former Soviet Union sponsored terrorism on an opportunistic basis, the idea that all international terrorism was concerted by the KGB during the Cold War is clearly an over-simplification....   [tags: Terrorist 9/11 September 11 Terror Essays]

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Racial Profiling : Ineffective Strategy

- ... The first mistake is to assume that nowadays there is an association between ethnicity and terrorist attacks. It is undeniable that the 9/11 hijackers set a precedent that has led to current airport screenings procedures, but it is also evident that this stereotypes are doing more harm than good. How to fight an enemy that is using our own tactics to deceive us. Terrorist are constantly finding creative ways to recruit new members and elude being detected by officials. The fact is that racial and ethnic profiling doesn 't work....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, War on Terrorism]

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The Attack Of Osama Bin Laden

- Fifteen long years ago on September 11, 2001 a terrorist attack occurred in Manhattan, New York, New York; Arlington County Virginia; and the proximity of Shanksville, Pennsylvania, destroying national monuments and taking the lives of approximately 3,000 American civilians. In reaction to these attacks the United States invaded Afghanistan and began the U.S. War in Afghanistan. The main objective by doing to was to annihilate al-Qaeda, which is a global Sunni-Islamic military founded by Osama Bin Laden, and remove the Taliban which is an Islamic political movement within the country....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Taliban]

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Why The Flawed ' War On Terror ' Needs A Reboot

- War has always been perceived as a catalyst for change in society, yet today, the purpose of war seems to have been lost in the midst of globalization, advancements in technology, and most significantly, terrorism. The number of causalities of the War on Terrorism since 2001 in Iraq and Afghanistan stands at 116,657 civilians as of today (Manach) but terrorism continues to thrive and America is still at war. In the article "Why the flawed 'War on Terror ' needs a reboot", Andrew Hammond analyzes the future use of military power on terrorist groups and how ineffective war will be in removing the hateful ideology behind such groups....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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Depiction Of The War On Terror

- (1350)A Comparison and Contrast Analysis of the Depiction of the ”War on Terror” in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) and The Siege (1998) This historical study will compare and contrast the depiction of the “War on Terror” in a pro-government and anti-government plot structures found in Zero Dark Thirty (2012) by Kathryn Bigelow and The Siege (1998) by Edward Zwick. The pro-government view of Zero Dark Thirty defines the use of CIA agents and military operatives to track down Osama Bin Laden in the 2000s....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, Terrorism]

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Computers in Homeland Security

- Computers in Homeland Security Ever since September 11th, 2001, our nation has been completely obsessed with our own security and prevention of another tragic incident. Through this experience leaders of our country have developed a system that would allow civilians of the status of our nation?s safety. It is called Homeland Security. Homeland Security was developed with several purposes. These include: increase overall preparedness, particularly for catastrophic events, Create better transportation security systems to move people and cargo more securely and efficiently, Strengthen border security and interior enforcement and reform immigration processes, Enhance information sha...   [tags: Technology Terrorism Terrorist Attack Prevention]

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Film Analysis : Zero Dark Twenty By Kathryn Bigelow

- In her 2012 film Zero Dark Thirty, Kathryn Bigelow paints one of the most well-known manhunts conducted by the United States, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda. The film’s ending presents the death of bin Laden as a glorious moment in American history. After the U.S. Navy SEALs team enters bin Laden’s room, they quickly locate the target and precisely shoot him to death. “It’s okay,” whispers a member of the SEALs team to the women and children crying in the corner of the room, who are innocent bystanders of bin Laden’s evil scheme....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Terrorism, September 11 attacks]

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U.s. National Security Policy

- ... What is Terrorism. From inside Terrorism, 2006. by Bruce Hoffman, terrorism is described as What is terrorism. Few words have so insidiously worked their way into our everyday vocabulary. Like “Internet”- another grossly overused term that has similarly become an indispensable part of the argot of the early twenty-first century- most people have a vague idea or impression of what terrorism is but lack a more precise, concrete, and truly explanatory definition of the word. Suicide Terrorism Terrorism has always been an issue for the United States of America and as the years go on it seems to be getting worse....   [tags: Terrorism, Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks]

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The Comprehensive On How The World Works Is Idiosyncratic, It 's Amazing On When Given The Opportunity

- The comprehensive on how the world works is idiosyncratic, It’s amazing on when given the opportunity analyzing statistics from numerous countries, shows that various cultures go through the same type of global issues as the one we live in. Even the properties on one concern, could raise trepidations around the world. Grasping edifying actualities would mark in superior understanding to convert into a more proficient affiliate of society. Acquiring reports from Russian born native Aleksandr Sokolov, a 17-year-old male, from Moscow, Russia....   [tags: September 11 attacks, United States, Terrorism]

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The Day An Entire Nation Cried

- ... The term “American” is a term in conflict. The United States of America seized the expression “American” to refer to its citizens, while the actual word “America” refers to the continent as a whole, South, Central, and North America, so, by definition, an American is a person who was born in in part of the continent. Leaving behind the nature of the word, an American, by law is considered a person who was born in the United States of America or got naturalized through a marriage, a visa, or other type of citizenship qualification....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, War on Terrorism]

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Connection of Terrorism and the Middle East

- ... 2013). Every Muslim must follow the laws of the Shari’a just like Americans follow the laws under the Constitution. The ways of the Shari’a might look extreme under foreign eyes that might cause tension toward Muslims. In addition, the official language in Islam is Arabic. Many words related to Islam are sallam and jihad. Sallam means peace and jihad means struggle. Most Muslims cannot condone to violence against American citizens. Muslims are misjudged by their actions, even if their words mean peace....   [tags: society, terrorist, muslim, impact, culture]

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Cyber Attacks And Its Effects On The Nation 's Economic And National Security

- ... While in Washington for a state visit, Xi met with President Obama and promised that China would not “conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property including trade secrets or other confidential business information for commercial advantage”. (Citation) There is controversy whether or not the Chinese government is ignoring the deal made with the United States, or if it just needs more time to shut down these hacker groups. U.S.-China relations are currently reasonably stable....   [tags: Federal government of the United States]

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis

- The potent smell of soldering smoke and the flustering of reminiscent ash is all that remains from the horrific tragedy of the everlasting 9/11 incident. The 9/11 attacks on the World Center Towers, which were stricken after Islamic extremists hijacked American airplanes creating absolute pandemonium and chaos at a bloodletting scene marked the first major attack on American soil. Today, in a world preoccupied by terrorist violence, it is essential that we accommodate our thoughts in a tolerant fashion specifically in relation to the Muslim population....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Jordan, Europe]

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Terrorism, International And Domestic Terrorism

- ... Domestics Religious Terrorism In the U.S. there many domestics terrorist organization that are based on religious ideology. These groups act upon their interpretation of their religion to harm and destroy. An example of this type of groups is The Phineas Priesthood. This organization is a Christian based terrorist organization that uses violence to promote its many hateful messages. This organization hates anyone who is not Christian. They desire a Christian-only nation composed solely of whites....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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Terrorism, International And Domestic Terrorism

- ... Political domestic Like Religious terrorist, political terrorist has been part of the U.S. terrorist groups. An example of that is the Sovereign Citizens group. This group believes that, although they reside in the United States, they are sovereign from the government. They promote chaos and violence amount the public. They also believe they do not need to pay taxes, acknowledge law enforcement officers, and, most alarmingly, abide by any government laws. In an attempt to protest against the government, they file thousands of frivolous cases a month, in an attempt to clog the court system....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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Security of the United States

- Security of the United States      Over the last several years the United States has suffered several losses and devastating events. Most of these could have and should have been at a minimal level if the government would have done its job correctly. Terrorist attacks on the United States have shown the rest of the world our weakness.      In a recent newspaper article there was information that the governmental agencies that are supposed to provide the top security for the nation have failed....   [tags: Argumentative Terrorist 9/11]

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The United States Government Change Its Privacy Policy

- ... For example, airports are bigger and more complex than ever before. Large machinery like metal and weapon detectors have since been installed in airports across the nation and as new threats were discovered after the attacks, new procedures were introduced, including removing shoes and banning liquids. Since the new safety precautions were enacted, many became outraged over the lack of privacy the country has. Despite this many historians believed the preventive measures were necessary in order to keep the United States safe from any further attacks....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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Little Brother By Cory Doctorow

- ... The school had used other security measures as well, “Every one of them has an arphid - Radio Frequency ID Tag - glued into its binding” (38, Doctorow). The school said that these arphids helped the school track books that were checked out by students AND they also allowed teachers to know where you were at all times. This security measure is similar to the one many students today have in their phone to help find the phones if misplaced. Also, another use for today’s “arphids” is the common implantation of these tracking devices into pets, most commonly dogs or cats, that may run away....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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Analysis of the Photography of The Fallen Man

- ... What is so chilling about this specific photo out of the other photographs Drew shot that day, is the way the man is falling. This photo is a quiet and simple image. There is not much else in the picture to be viewed, except for the man. What differs about this photo is that the man was not tumbling down screaming, with his hair flying everywhere. A typical inference about what a person free falling would look like. The photograph shows this man upside down, falling straight down through the air with his hands tucked right by his sides....   [tags: death, fall, man, attacks, images]

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The Origins and the Machination Behind Islamophobia

- Islamophobia did not suddenly start after the horrific 9/11 event. Like anti-Semitism , it has long and deep historical roots; however, its contemporary resurgence has been triggered by the 9/11 attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. As a result of several people’s inane folly, Islamophobia distorts the photograph of the entire Muslim community wherever they live; Muslims today are guilty until proven innocent. According to John Esposito (2011), significant minorities of non-Muslim Americans show a great tolerance for policies that would profile Muslims, require special identity cards, and question the loyalty of all Muslim citizens....   [tags: muslim community,9/11 attacks, bin laden]

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Intelligence Of The United States Intelligence

- ... The IC needed to fill job positions and they needed to fill them quickly. The sixteen different agencies that make up the Intelligence Community turned to government contractors to fill the intelligence gap that they had created. Contractors were able to provide skills and knowledge that were not readily available amongst government employees; skills such as languages, analytical knowledge, and situational awareness regarding the new, emerging threat environment. Meant to be a temporary solution, there was a surge of IC contractors coming to work side-by-side with government employees to collectively meet the nation’s intelligence needs....   [tags: September 11 attacks, United States]

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Terrorism in America

- The great scholar Confucius once said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” After undergoing two significant and brutal acts of terrorism, America fell. Our country suffered immensely, and grieved for thousands of innocent lives. Yet, September 11, 2001 and December 7, 1941 are days that every American citizen will never forget, for even after experiencing these violent and unexpected acts of terror, the American people have responded heedfully. We have remained strong, hopeful, and united in order to secure peace and safety in the United States of America, and in the world as a whole....   [tags: tragedy, attacks, violence]

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Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists?

- Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists. Terrorism is politically motivated violence intended to intimidate and terrify. When U.S. embassies were bombed in Kenya and Tanzania, Washington decided to retaliate. On Aug. 20, 1998, the U.S. launched military strikes at what they believed were terrorist-related bases in Afghanistan and Sudan. They believed these groups played a key role in the embassy bombings. Some believe that retaliation and a show of force are acts of self-defence that will eventually result in the destruction of terrorism....   [tags: Papers]

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Computers and Homeland Security

- Computers and Homeland Security After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 security became a major concern for citizens and of course lawmakers. Unsure of what could happen next we were all afraid. Homeland Security encompasses policies, laws, organizations, and procedures designed to protect the rights and freedoms inherent in the US Constitution. Homeland defense which is sometime interchanged with Homeland Security deals with extra-territorial threats and preemptive operations (Parons & Oja, 51)....   [tags: Terrorist Terrorism September 11 9/11]

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Homegrown Terrorism

- Introduction A United States citizen turning against one’s own government and embracing an ideology to kill another citizen or commit an act of violence is a growing phenomenon commonly known as homegrown terrorism. This transition or radicalization process that transforms an individual into an adversary has intensified since the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The problem continues to persist in other parts of the world such as Canada, United Kingdom and even in Saudi Arabia, a Non-Western country....   [tags: Database, Jihadist Terrorist]

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Joint Terrorism Task Force

- Joint Terrorism Task Force What it is A Joint Terrorism Task Force, or JTTF, is an anti-terrorist program formed by various law enforcement agencies that include: Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, U.S Coast Guard Investigative Service, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation and Security Administration, U.S Secret Service, Department of State Diplomatic Security Service, state and local law service, and specialized agencies such as the railroad police....   [tags: anti-terrorist programs, law enforcement agencies]

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder ( Ptsd )

- ... The ages of the participants ranged from twenty-five to fifty-six. Most of the participants were also married, Caucasian men. The survey consisted of 100 questions that asked the participants about previous disaster experiences, how closely connected to the bombing they were, any sign of depression at the time of the bombing and 1 year later, amount of alcohol consumption after the bombing, and their feelings about the body handling job. To measure the results of the survey a points system was created in order to easily tally each persons score per question and then put each of these scores into a formula to measure each aspect....   [tags: September 11 attacks, World Trade Center, Attack]

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Movie Analysis : Spider Man 2

- ... He delivers the pizza, but soon realizes he is too late. In this scene Peter symbolizes American authority and the Middle Eastern man symbolizes the terrorist group. Since he didn’t deliver the pizzas on time, he will have to face consequences. This mocks and reflects the lack of protection American authority portrayed during the terrorist attacks in 2001. As if the Middle Eastern men were figuratively saying to whom we consider our hero’s and means of protection (American government), “You didn’t do your job of protecting your country and now you will face the consequences,” just like Peter faced the consequences of not doing his job correctly....   [tags: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks]

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September 11 : A Series Of Extremely Terrible Events Happened

- ... The airline and travel industry also suffered greatly due to these attacks. Airports were closed all over the world for days following the attacks. Many people were also afraid to travel after the attacks; areas that depended on tourism as a major source of income suffered greatly like us; Las Vegas. One of the worst effects of the Sept 11th effects was the rise of the percent of people who wanted to work but could not find a job. Also the amounts of workers that were laid off from these big companies....   [tags: September 11 attacks, United States, Al-Qaeda]

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We Are Not Safer Post 9 / 11

- In our post 9/11 world we find ourselves as vulnerable as we were on September 11, 2001. Even though we have become more cautious and preventative, threats and terrorists, continues to find new ways around our safety precautions. Revealing, That we are not safer post 9/11. Mentioned before, as technology grows as well as the world of knowledge, people will forever find ways to get around our precautions. Not only this but, our quick ways to make decisions and moves, without having enough knowledge or information....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, September 11]

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The Rise of The New Left Wing in the 1960's

- Starting in the 1960s, with the rise of the Vietcong in Vietnam, a new movement of modern terrorism arose: The New Left Wave . This new wave was similar, yet an improvement on both the first and second waves of terror. They took the importance of utilizing women from the Anarchist Wave and the success of international terrorism from the Anti-Colonial Wave. An examination of the role of women in the movement, the increase in internationalization of the terror, and the role of religion in the various movements shows that the New Left Wave terrorist groups combined successful parts of the previous groups, which not only increased their initial success and recognition, but may have also been the...   [tags: terrorist, anarchist, religious]

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The Bombing Of The United States

- ... Fourteen minutes later the devastation in New York was magnified when the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed in a massive cloud of dust and smoke. The structural steel of the skyscraper, built to withstand winds in excess of 200 miles per hour and a large conventional fire, could not withstand the tremendous heat generated by the burning jet fuel. At 10:30 a.m., the other Trade Center tower collapsed. Close to 3,000 people died in the World Trade Center and its vicinity, including a staggering 343 firefighters and paramedics, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers who were struggling to complete an evacuation of the buildings and save the of...   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Taliban]

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Effective Use of Technology by Terrorists

- The magnitude of terrorist activity in today's world is in large part due to the technological tools available to everyone. Even though you may not believe so, by doing these acts of terrorism, it can cause the market to change or even have a more clear effect on your life like the death of a loved one, or one of your loved ones being injured. With all of that being said, there is one important thing that helps them accomplish these goals. That one important thing is technology. Technology all around the world is used for good and helps us accomplish tasks we could not do without technology....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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Foreign and Domestic Terrorist Threats Require Fundamentally Different Responses

- The purpose of this paper is to assess the argument that states with superior technology will not always win conventional conflicts, particularly by the United States. Admittedly, there are three primary principles that must be met to ensure a war victory. First, the political leadership’s motives must be unified. Second, there must be a unity in the efforts of the military; that is to say, unity in the practice of warfare. Finally, the country’s passions must be pushing in the same direction. A war trying to operate outside of these principles will not achieve its ends....   [tags: Terrorism]

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India 's Struggles With Terrorism

- India’s struggles with terrorism stem from many different terrorist organizations. India has a wide range of political and religious groups that differ from the governing body and often attack each other for dominance in the region. One of these organizations is Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). This writing will discuss LeT, their history, the Mumbai attack, as well as the future of the organization with regards to how India is dealing with it. Lashkar-e-Taiba name means “army of the pure”. According to the South Asia Terrorist Portal (2015) it was founded in 1990....   [tags: Terrorism, Pakistan, Attack, Attack!]

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The Bombing Of 9 / 11

- ... In October 2001 the War on Terror began. The Taliban was given an ultimatum to hand over the leaders of Al-Qaeda, or face the consequences. When they didn’t, US forces invaded Afghanistan. Many other countries also strengthened their anti-terrorism legislation and expanded law enforcement powers. Osama Bin Laden denied any involvement, but in 2004, he claimed responsibility for the attacks. Hiding for almost a decade, Bin Laden was located and killed by U.S. forces in May 2011. The events of 9/11 changed Americans lives in many ways....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Taliban]

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Unamanned Aerial Vehicle Technology Analysis

- In the past few years, most new technology has greatly improved the everyday lives of the human race. From the medical field to transportation, technology has improved these field leaps and bounds from where they were as little as twenty years ago. Not only that, but many are optimistic that these technologies will only continue to improve in the future. There is one technology, however, that has not been so good along with the advancements in recent years. That technology is drones. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are aircrafts that are controlled remotely....   [tags: drone technology, drone attacks, air force]

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Memories Of The Past Changing Today

- ... Strides to make the nation safer from outside enemies, in return, catalyzed cultural sensitivities related to privacy rights and personal liberties. In contrast to this finding, however, a study was performed by professors Marc J. Hetherington and Elizabeth Suhay over the war on terror following 9/11 in which national surveys revealed surprisingly high levels of American support on government policies that refute the long-established American ideologies. Furthermore, the counterargument suggests that more government regulation was needed to keep the nation safe from foreign enemies....   [tags: September 11 attacks, United States, Al-Qaeda]

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The National Anthem Before National Sporting Events

- For Justice and for All Our patriotism is a large part of our culture. It has connected Americans in solidarity during their time of need, such as the recent Iraq War and the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The pride we have in our national identity is displayed constantly in our annual observations of Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, and Presidents’ Day; it is seen in drunken Fourth of July parades and fireworks; it is hidden in military recruitment advertising. Singing the national anthem before national sporting events and crying during one of the nation’s many patriotic songs marks patriotism’s relevance....   [tags: Nationalism, Nation, September 11 attacks, Racism]

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The On The Building Alone

- ... military, many attacks like this occurred. Troops from the U.S. were in Somalia for Operation Restore Hope. Al Qaeda was actually said to have a role in Somalia in the 1990s. Training soldiers and fighting in the field, al Qaeda’s was very involved in the war. While, al Qaeda was already participating in fighting against America, their involvement was somewhat of a secret. Al Qaeda wanted to show the U.S. their power again by directly attacking the United States men stationed in Somalia. The United States had no response to this successful attack and Al Qaeda was emboldened....   [tags: September 11 attacks, United States, Al-Qaeda]

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Terrorism : Terrorism And Domestic Terrorism

- In Module one, I learned that terrorism is a result of physical harm or deadly acts of force with the intent of a political outcome by the use of terror for coercion. There are various types of terrorism such as international terrorism and domestic terrorism. International terrorism occurs outside of the United States with a purpose to influence the policy of a government by intimidation. International and Domestic terrorism both involve violent acts dangerous to human life that violate federal and state laws....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The War On Terror And Terrorism

- ... Finally, the third part explains why it is explained in the can be said that “Terror” won the ‘imagefare’. On October 7th, 2001, less than a month after it was hit by an unprecedented terrorist attack, the United States invaded Afghanistan in the context of the ‘War on Terror’. The country was still in shock from the attacks and generally supported the Bush administration. However, the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 was more problematic to justify, so to convince the public of its legitimacy, the Bush administration claimed that Saddam Hussein was about to provide weapons of mass destruction to Al Qaeda....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, United States, September 11 attacks]

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The Patriot Act

- The Patriot Act As the nation watched in horror the atrocities of September 11th, Nassim Benamara watched his future slip away from him. " I was very worried, because I was supposed to start school a week later in Boston, and I did not know if I could still come to Boston," he said. Two weeks later, he boarded a plane from Algiers, Algeria, with his twin brother Saleem, to attend school here. Three years later, Saleem and Nassim have still not made it back to their home country. “We hear a lot of stories of international students who go home for vacation, and when they come back they are not let back into the country....   [tags: Terrorism Terrorist International Education Essay]

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Osama Bin Laden and Al Qeada

- To some, he is the most hated and most hateful man in the world, and at one point was the most wanted criminal on the face of the planet. Osama bin Laden, in 1988, founded an Islamist network called al-Qaeda; the foundation built from his faith in God. This network would soon become a feared terrorist group from different countries across the globe. Bin Laden built his network with intentions of harming others that did not share his beliefs. Among his methods were: armed terrorism, suicide bombings, and alleged financial manipulation as the world has seen through attacks throughout history....   [tags: Islamist Network, Terrorist Group]

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The United States And Pakistan

- ... Lastly, in 1993, Black Hawk Down occurred by a Somali group when they shot down United States helicopters that killed 18 and wounded 73. Although these attacks were made on the United States, they were not all made by Al-Qaeda but some track back to their group. In 1995, Ramzi Yousef comes up again by trying to plot out a plan to bomb United States airlines when they fly over the Pacific Ocean—yet unsuccessful. Lastly occurring in 1995, car bomb exploded nearby the office of the United States program manager for the National Guard in Riyadh....   [tags: September 11 attacks, World Trade Center]

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The World Trade Center

- September 11th, 2001 will forever be etched into American history as one of the worst terrorist attacks against the United States. To memorialize the victims that perished on this day, an official memorial was built in the footprints of the World Trade Centers (WTC). While the goal of this memorial was to be peaceful, some debates have arisen about the memorial. Some believe that they should have something different for the design and others dislike components of the winning design. Even with the many debates that surround this memorial, it is still a valuable piece of art to the public that provides a place for families and others to remember those who were killed on that day....   [tags: September 11 attacks, World Trade Center]

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Analysis of Daniel Byman´s Why Drones Work and Majorie Chohn Killer Drone Attacks Illegal, Counter- Productive

- ... This not only reduces the amount of military deaths in foreign countries, but it allows drones to travel to places that are deemed too dangerous for actual US pilots. Byman states that in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia, “the government exerts little or no control over remote areas, which means that it is highly dangerous to go after militants hiding out there. Worse yet, in Pakistan and Yemen, the governments have at times cooperated with militants” (Byman 2). The majority of the time, sending in an actual military force is simply too dangerous....   [tags: strikes, drone, government, deaths]

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The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

- The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has changed in many ways over the course of the last decade. It has changed in terms of design, functionality, and use during that time. An advancement that the public and foreign nationals debate is the legality of using such aircraft when the weapons systems they carry are used to target suspected threat forces across international borders. Specifically in Pakistan, this has been a particularly challenging problem to overcome. It is hard to debate that given the opportunity to place a machine or a man in harms way, we would choose a machine....   [tags: terrorist, leaders, drone]

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Article Review : ' 5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping America Terrified Of Terror Attacks?

- William Carolan Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Eng: 165(11 am) Our Problematic Neighbor Why doesn’t the U.S do more about the significant and very devastating drug problem in its backyard(Latin America). There are two popular theories; one is that politicians don’t believe that making the issue better is a profitable investment as like other international ‘issues’ such as the war on terror, which generates billions of dollars in revenues, according to an alternet.org article titled “5 Companies That Make Money By Keeping America Terrified of Terror Attacks.” The article states that 70 percent of the national intelligence budget is now spent on private contractors that have been profiting...   [tags: Mexican Drug War, Illegal drug trade, Drug cartel]

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Security and Internaional Regimes

- Question one The concept of security and international regimes in regulating WMDs Introduction This essay argued, after the war on terror, there are several changes in conceptualizing “Security”. Firstly, the concept of security become more complex and paradoxical in nature due to the construction of concepts by the terrorist’s strategy accompanied by globalization, and the unanticipated insecurity caused by the US’s use of military force. Secondly, despite the paradox arisen from the use of military force, a new risk-based regime has developed over the years of war on terror, broadening the notion of risk in the idea of security....   [tags: regulating WMD, terrorist strategy]

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The Sudan and Terrorism

- The current government of Sudan led by the Arab leader Omar el-Bashir can be blamed for the terror and conflict that enveloped Sudan in the last decades. Omar el-Bashir has always been criticized for only defending and acting on the interests of the Arab Muslims located in the Northern Sudan while ignoring the Christians and Animist population in the south. The conflict that unfolded in these regions along with violence, hostility and dislocation of many people can be connected with the reign of the Arab leader in Sudan....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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The Attack Of The Oklahoma City Bombings And The World Trade Center Bombings

- ... The fear and trauma smoked the streets of New York and caused terror around the world. Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York stated, “The attacks of 9/11 were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stronger and more unified.” In 2002, Al- Qaeda’s leader, Osama Bin Laden stated in the “Letter to America” his organization’s motives. As much of it was due to the United States assisting other countries against the Muslims in foreign countries, the main motive for 9/11 was strictly political....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks]

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Islamic Reform Since 9/11

- The religion of Islam garners large amounts attention. Many believe it is a violent and backwards religion. Since 9/11, "Islamic reform" has become an all-purpose phrase: equally a western impulse to protect itself from Muslim violence and a humanist notion aimed at assisting voiceless Muslims (Eteraz1). Extreme displays of Islamic faith such as the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 have generated negative stereotypes about Islam as a religion. These stereotypes of violence and backwards thinking have been further perpetuated by even more recent examples of extremism by Muslim terrorists....   [tags: Terrorist Groups, Muslim Faith]

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The War On Terrorism And Terrorism

- 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....   [tags: Terrorism, Counter-terrorism, United States]

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Terrorism Threats to the African Continent

- While the world focused its main effort on the war against terrorism to the Middle East, the African continent is silently grows as a safe haven for terrorist groups. Although these terrorist groups operate in different countries under different names, their connection to the most known international terror organizations is noticeable. For decades, countries of East, North and West Africa have been experiencing several heinous terrorist attacks that resulted into deaths of hundreds of people. The African states through African Union regarded terrorism as one of their major security concerns that needs collective action....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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How Did 9 / 11 Change America?

- ... September’s index of outstanding economic measures sustained to drop down, it was the greatest collapse nearly six years. Expanding jobless declares that, falling stock prices, decreased manufacturing jobs, a weakening in the service economy. Unemployment has unrelieved to lift since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In October 2001 statistics proclaim that unemployment has increased since September to October from 4.9% to 5.4%.Manufacturing and Travel-related industries lost thousands of jobs, thousands of employees lost their occupation....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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The World Trade Center : An Average Day For Any New Yorker

- On September 11th 2001, it was an average day for any “New Yorker”. As the honking of horns and sirens echoed between buildings, people were performing their usual morning commute routines. Subway stations and city side walks were packed with commuters walking to work, and making their way towards large business complexes, tall skyscrapers and most notably the World Trade Center. These commuters did not know that in the next several hours, the most deadly and devastating terrorist attack would take place, right in front of their eyes....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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September 11 : Who Is Responsible?

- 9/11: Who is Responsible. September 11, 2001 is one of the most significant dates in United States history, as well as a controversial date. On this date in 2001 the United States went under the largest terrorist attack to ever take place on American soil. The terrorist attacks were organized into four different segments in which commercial flights were flown into major United States buildings. These events were said to be done by a terrorist group referred to as al-Qaeda. Although it is believed by many that this terrorist group is responsible for the attacks, “there are nearly as many facts that the United States government is responsible for the attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001...   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, World Trade Center]

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Terrorism and the Economy

- Many investigations and research have been done in an effort to discover and defend against terrorism. Through my research I have discovered a plethora of literature that confirms this notion. This review will focus primarily on two different aspects that work coherently to frame the big picture of our nation’s Achilles’ heel, better known as the southwestern border. These two aspects are: Muslim extremist targeted recruits and how the United States economy is intertwined. The selection of literature that I have compiled is contextually different, because they are used for various other reasons....   [tags: Terrorism]

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Domestic Terrorism : Terrorism And Religious Terrorism

- The United States, like any large nation, experiences its fair share of domestic terrorism. Domestic terrorism comes in two forms, within the United States, secular terrorism and religious terrorism. The broader category of terrorism, of which secular and religious terrorism fall under, is defined as a violent act committed against defenseless civilians in order to incite change. The distinctive difference between secular and religious terrorism is the motivation to commit the act. Secular terrorist are motivated by ideology, that is separate from religion, and Religious terrorist are motivated by an interpretation of their religion....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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The Cell : Inside The 9 / 11 Plot

- ... This attitude, in my opinion, is the main reason we failed to stop 9/11. Meir Kahane, a Jewish leader of defense was shot at an event by El Sayyid Nosair, a Middle Eastern. As the FBI tried to figure out the reason behind it all, they got a hold of some shocking files. Nosair had somehow gotten teletypes from a certain army staff, training manuals from the army, bomb-making guidelines, and even maps of the United States major landmarks. How did a terrorist get a grasp on such precious material....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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Terrorism and the Effects on Security Policies

- “No state responds to a terrorist campaign without changing its institutions and hence society itself, even if only slightly,” Stephen Sobieck states in his chapter on Democratic Responses to International Terrorism in Germany. Politically motivated terrorism struck the heart of both Germany and Italy in the 1970’s and 1980’s causing each state to do exactly what Sobieck stated. Both countries, unfortunately, suffered severe casualties, infrastructure damage, and threats from right and left wing terrorist organizations triggering these countries to adopt policy changes....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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Terrorism And The Criminal Justice System

- The criminal act that was committed on September 11th, 2001 was an act of terrorism. Terrorism is defined as violence that is targeted towards an undisclosed victim or victims, without them having knowledge that a specific attack is bound to happen, thus making them unprepared for combat. Our textbook, Criminology and the Criminal Justice System states that “the use or threat of violence directed at people or government to punish them for past action and/or to bring about change of policy that is to the terrorist’s liking” (Criminology Pg....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... There are debates about whether the Patriot Act is unconstitutional, and majority of the people say that it is indeed unconstitutional. The people believe that a country should not have the authority to spy on millions of its own people, and that it is ineffective, violating the rights of many Americans. Civil libertarians criticized the law as well stating that it would result in an over abusive use of wiretaps and spying on businesses and on individuals and less judicial scrutiny of the process....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden]

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A Day That Will Live With All Americans

- A day that will live with all Americans. Many would assume that the attacks on Pearl Harbor would come to mind, but in the most recent years, a new event has cause America to jump into and sustain operations in its longest offensive in history. The date being referred to is September 11, 2001 which is referenced as 9/11. With thousands of innocent Americans losing their lives in New York City, Pennsylvania, and the Pentagon, the country that was seemingly in a peaceful state, would be thrown into a long and arduous war on the hate and terror that was thrown upon the American population....   [tags: September 11 attacks, George W. Bush, Al-Qaeda]

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Discrimination After 9/11

- On September 11, 2001, America was the victim of a brutal terrorist attack by members of the extremist group Al-Qaeda. That day will not only be remembered for the lives lost and the damage to the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but for the changes it brought in the everyday American's lives and perceptions of people who are different, specifically those of Middle Eastern descent. Even now, almost 13 years later, we are still dealing with the discrimination against those of the Muslim faith and a loss of some basic freedoms Americans used to take for granted....   [tags: muslim stereotyping, terrorist profiles]

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The Use of Profiling to Combat Terrorism

- Profiling by Israel security forces is a very important factor when it comes to fighting terrorism. Profiling allows for certain types of people with similar characteristics to be grouped and identified to help understand why certain people commit different crimes. Because the profile of a terrorist has changed over time, Israel now uses a type of profiling that is predictive. Instead of looking at the crime after it has already been committed to profile the criminal, Israel uses predictive profiling to determine the suspicion and threat of everybody before any criminal activity is able to occur....   [tags: Terrorism ]

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The Fateful Day Of September 11

- Mark Hansen English Mrs. Toone November 6, 2014 Written Task 2 No one will ever forget the fateful day of September 11, 2001. That day was and still is a day that not only changed America, but also the World. September 11th, more commonly referred to as 9/11, began as a normal day. However, at about 8:45 terrorists hijacked a plane and flew it right into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York. At first everyone thought it was just an accident, but at 9:03 it was confirmed a terrorist attack as another plane flew into the South Tower....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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Terrorism and Maritime Security

- 1 Introduction The word “terrorism” was first used during the French revolution. It defines as using force or threats against people . The definition of terrorism has to be examined more in depth-understanding in broader perspective, including historical background in order to avoid various legal systems and government agencies make their own definition and interpretation . The definition issue also happening in maritime community on classifying piracy and maritime terrorism. It does not include the purpose of attacking whether they were motivated by political goal, ideology, religion, independence or economic needs ....   [tags: Terrorism]

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9/11 Conspiracy Theory: Government Intervention and Involvement

- The official story of 9/11 is a conspiracy theory in that the government claims 19 hijackers conspired together to hijack four planes and create terror in the world. Four American airplanes were hijacked; two were driven into the World Trade Centers and the third airplane into the Pentagon. The fourth airplane suspected target was the White House, but it was diverted by the brave men and women aboard that hijacked airplane, and crashed the airline jet before it could reach its target. It was like time stood still as America watched through television broadcast these unbelievable and horrifying events taking place....   [tags: Hijackers, Attacks, Transactions]

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The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

- ... Although ISIS has similarities with al Qaeda, al Qaeda lost its power and control when Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2nd, 2011. ISIS has proven its success and power by seizing so many areas and oil plants, and by establishing a bureaucratic hierarchy to help them govern the areas that they now control (Thompson, www.cnn.com). The decline of al Qaeda allowed for a rise in ISIS, which has rapidly taken over areas in the Middle East and has shown the world what they are capable of. ISIS has executed several attacks since its beginning, however, three attacks have happened in the last month that have shed a light on the seriousness of ISIS and the threats they are sending around the wo...   [tags: Osama bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks]

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History of Terrorism

- We define terrorism as using force to influence or change a political decision. Given that there may be an array of situations the U.S. government and the American people are faced with on a daily basis, most would probably agree in saying that terrorism is the most imperative issue we are not only becoming victims to, but are interminably asked to deal with as well as finding a solution for. The history of terrorism can be traced back as far as the French revolution. Some of these acts of terrorism only seem as distant reminders of our past, but at the same time, are not a far cry from today’s brutal acts; and although these acts seem distant, it doesn’t also mean they are no longer in the...   [tags: Terrorism]

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The On The World Trade Center

- ... First responders, news reporters, citizens, tourists, businessmen, absolutely everyone stood in shock as the North Tower bellowed out pitch black smoke. Confusion had set into the entire country. Who had done this. How did they plan and succeed such a horrible act. As the streets became busy with fire trucks and first responders, a second plane was coming into sight. A mere eighteen minutes later, at 9:03 a.m., United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower. The moment people saw the second plane hit, the realization had suddenly occurred that this was no accident....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden]

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The Impact of Theft of Intellectual Property

- ... • Recruit individuals for espionage (FBI, 2011) – Foreign intelligence services are always on the lookout for recruiting people who hold certain ideologies to spy for them. They use various ways to attract these recruits to do their work like offering money, or by threatening them through blackmail. These recruits pass the classified information to people who are not legally allowed to receive it. • Exploit the student visa program for improper purposes (FBI, 2011) • Spread false information for political or other reasons (FBI, 2011) – Misleading information can create a deception and lead to loss of time and money for subsequent research....   [tags: espionage and cyber-attacks]

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