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US Strategy in Fighting Terrorism With Military Force

- With recent operations by the Pakistani military and drone attacks by the US, these safe-havens are being attacked, but they remain a major refuge for the Taliban and other insurgents. Complicating the matter are allegations of Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) support for the Taliban and Pakistani fears of Indian influence in Afghanistan. Recent US strategy in fighting terrorism with military force revolves around three central ideas – a counterinsurgency (COIN) philosophy recognizing the importance of civilians, covert operations and investigative work, and the use of drones....   [tags: Fighting Terrorism]

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Terrorists Should Be Treated as Prisoners of War

- Terrorism has been affecting the world for many years, but most especially since September 11th. Countless amounts of time and money have been spent; many soldiers and American resources have gone out try to stop the problem, but what happens to the terrorists after they have been captured. A basic level of humane treatment needs to be given to all people even those suspected of or convicted of terroristic offences. Using torture to attempt to find more information is not the most helpful or effective method that could be applied....   [tags: Treat Terrorists Like Enemy Combatants]

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Acts of Terrorism and Social Change in the United States

- On 10 September, 2001 the citizens of the United States went about their day-to-day activities without any thoughts of a terrorist attack occurring. Americans who were lulled into this mindset by the false pretenses of security and the history that America has never had a multifaceted terroristic attack occur on her soil. However, on the morning of September 11, 2001 this attitude would be ceaselessly changed and change the life of all Americans. The United States has become known as the melting pot of culture due to the diversity of citizens; consequently, this has also led terroristic events committed by individuals and factions to share their ideologies and attempt to bring about social c...   [tags: Terrorism Essays]

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ISIS and Lone-Wolf Terrorism

- Contrary to many people’s hopes, the rise of ISIS confirms that the war on terror isn’t over. In the post 9/11 era, stricter security measures, technological advancements, and anti-terror campaigns impede large-scale terrorist attacks. Consequently, terrorist organizations are utilizing a new, more elusive modus operandi, developed by AL-Queida, to harm civilians: lone wolf terrorism. According to the International Centre for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence, ISIS’ new strategy is “terrorizing the West asymmetrically through individuals inside of Western countries.” Though unconventional, lone wolf terrorism is no less dangerous, a sad truth that became all too real for the...   [tags: Lone-Actor Terrorists]

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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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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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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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Terrorism During The Civil War

- ... However, regardless of the fear that is induced, the stereotypes and stigmatizations are strengthened and still in existence. When African Americans are treated like animals, with lynching’s and killings because they don’t fit into a certain groups’ standards, a stereotype is pressed into them as if they are inferior (which they were believed to be when slavery existed). It still exists in present day though, because of the existing wealth gap and increasing inequalities between the white male and the African American male, all because of skin color....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan, Racism, Terrorism, African American]

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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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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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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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The Patriot Act : Domestic Security Against Terrorism

-  There are many ways our country and the rest of the world is repelling terrorism. First, the United States and the Bush Administration created the Patriot Act; it involves the improvement of domestic security. It also contains beefing up surveillance measures throughout the country and added more laws to counteract money laundering. The Patriot Act also contains fortification of our border security. Also, the Patriot Act eliminates obstructions to investigate terrorism. The Patriot Act also boosted information sharing for critical infrastructure protection and also the classification of terrorism and how to contend with terrorism was enhanced by the Patriot Act....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation]

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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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State Terrorism Is The Biggest Barrier For Any Country

- State terrorism is the biggest barrier for any country to develop and grow. All the structures such as the economy, finance and peace is demolished .it happens all the time that the state governments also play a key role in using state terrorism as a tool for accomplishing their own objectives. We have seen over a period of time how the political parties associate with religious leaders to inflate civilian’s emotions on religious grounds and provoke them to be on one side which increases their possibility of prolonged governance....   [tags: Terrorism, Pakistan, India, Kashmir]

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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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The Tragedy Of The World War I

- September 11, 2001 is a day that every American from kindergarten and older will always remember. The catastrophe left a great void in our great nation and will continue to impact for decades to come. September 11th was the day that nineteen terrorist took America’s airplanes, hijacked Americans, killed American pilots and whomever stood in the way of their goal - to crashed into the Twin Towers in New York, and The Pentagon in Washington, DC. Without a doubt the terrorists’ goal was to destroy the Twin Towers and the Pentagon....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden]

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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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Al Qaida 's Leader Osama Bin Laden

- ... After the Soviets withdrew from war with Afghanistan in 1989, Bin Laden returned to Saudi Arabia to prepare for his new and more complicated mission. The Western Saudi royal family was scared that Bin Laden’s bombast might cause concern in the kingdom, so they tried to keep him as quiet as they could. They took away his passport and rejected his offer to send Afghan Arab soldiers to safeguard the perimeter after the Iraq invasion of Kuwait in 1990. According to (“Building Al-Qaeda”) one more year of preparation, Al-Qaeda attacked the U.S....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden, September 11 attacks]

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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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The Dc Sniper Beltway Attacks

- ... At this point, Malvo and Muhammad started covering a wider area and taking more time between shootings. The snipers relentlessly pursued their killing spree until October 23. Captured While no shootings occurred on October 23, the day is significant for two reasons. First, ballistics experts confirmed the tenth fatality in the Beltway shootings. Second, in a yard in Tacoma, Washington, police searched for bullets, shell casings, or other evidence that might provide a link to the shooters. A tree stump believed to have been used for target practice was seized....   [tags: Beltway sniper attacks, John Allen Muhammad]

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The Collapse Of The Towers

- ... Who took it. Why was it abandoned under World Trade Center 5. Where did it originally come from. All questions he never gave answer to but poked holes in the original theory. This examples and countless others presented in this documentary never states a new theory just possible potholes in the originally theory. The first strongest argument that was made was that a plane did not crash into the Pentagon. This was backed up by there being no debris from the wings, top tail fin, or the engines....   [tags: September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda, World Trade Center]

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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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Disasters : 9 / 11

- Disasters: 9/11 Natural and man-made disasters occur occasionally throughout our lives, but there are a few events that have made a significant mark in history. When trying to decide on our presentation’s topic, my group members and I recounted disastrous events like Hurricane Katrina and the massive riots of Baltimore, but when the topic of 9/11 came into discussion, we knew that would be the one. The unfortunate events of September 11, 2001 have impacted our lives locally, as well as those across the nation....   [tags: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda]

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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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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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Domestic Terrorism And International Terrorism

- There a small but clear differences between domestic terrorism and international terrorism, that difference is where the terrorist act is planned, supported, and carried out. In the case of domestic terrorism, the act must be planned, supported, and carried out all within the boundaries of the United States. The domestic terrorists must also be domicile to the United States and not be current foreign nationals at the time of the act. If the terrorist act is committed with help from a foreign group, planned or supported in a foreign country or committed by foreign nationals inside the boundaries of the U.S., then the attack may be international terrorism....   [tags: Terrorism, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jihad]

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The Criminal Code For Inciting An Act Of Terrorism Against The Canadian State

- ... In week one we discussed “what is a crime?” Jean-Paul Brodeur’s article with Geneviève Ouellet What is a Crime. A Secular Answer supports my main argument that my client is being charged with terrorism as a result of the government criminalizing his rally because as Brodeur and Ouellet state, “the government wants their prohibition to be rigorously enforced”. (Brodeur 2005:10) The article goes on to discuss that these “criminal” behaviors could be suppressed by merely regulating their occurrence through civil law....   [tags: Terrorism, United Nations]

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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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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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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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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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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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Military Force And Its Impact On Military Capabilities

- Works Cited 107th Congress. (2001, September 18). “Public Law 107-40: Authorization for Use of Military Force.” United States Congress. Essential document providing for the use of military force and by extension, the use of drones, against terrorism and terrorist organizations. 112th Congress. (2012, January 5). “H.R. 1540: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.” United States Congress. This document authorizes defense expenditures for FY2012, which includes increased funding for the expansion of US drone programs....   [tags: Terrorism, September 11 attacks, Laws of war, War]

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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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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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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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Characteristics Of A Hero : The 9 / 11 Attacks

- ... George Howard sacrificed his life helping people out of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 attacks. George was a firefighter who was off-duty at the time of the tragedy, but rushed to the scene the instant he heard about the plane crashes. During his lifetime he showed different characteristics of a hero. In, 1993 when the World Trade Center was first attacked with a bomb; he helped save approximately one hundred people from an elevator that day. George was not only awarded with medals for his actions at the World Trade Center, but also on other occasions when he helped others....   [tags: World Trade Center, September 11 attacks]

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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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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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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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Religious Terrorism Is Not Unworthy Of Critique

- ... This difficulty is even more stark when attempting to define and understand the concept of religious terrorism (Al-Khattar 2003), at a theoretical level (Gunning and Jackson 2011). As the term religious terrorism is ubiquitous, it is largely understood as political violence perpetrated in the name of religion (Gunning and Jackson 2011). However, Jones (2008) further attempts to define religious terrorism as the ‘use of violence, often in symbolic or deadly actions, in the service of sacred goals or values’....   [tags: Terrorism, Definition of terrorism]

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Anthrax and Bioterrorism

- Bioterrorism, in the last decade, has become a real threat to the world. Since the anthrax attacks on American soil in 2001, the world has become aware of the potential risk of an anthrax attack. Anthrax is the disease caused by the Bacillus anthracis bacteria. Ever since early history, anthrax has occurred in livestock animals and in humans. The bacteria prevent the macrophages from communicating with the rest of the body. Thus, the body cannot fend of anthrax and slowly organs begin to deteriorate....   [tags: Biological Terrorism Terrorist Homeland Security]

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Terrorism

- Mohamed Atta, Marwan Al-Shehhi and Salem Al-Hazni what do these names have in common, and why are they of any concern to anyone of us. These names have became synonymous with terrorism, these names have been associated with how North Americans deal with terrorism and see themselves in global issues. These are but a few of the names of the men who carried out one of the largest terrorist attacks on American soil. Further more they have created one of the greatest changes in thought and policy by western nations and the threats they may face....   [tags: American History, 9/11 Commission, Bin Ladin]

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Terrorism

- George Orwell once said, “Political language— with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists—is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” In today’s modern society, the world is continuing to become smaller and more interconnected than ever before due to media networks such as Cable News Network (CNN) providing round-the-clock news coverage and the Internet. In the last few decades, both information sources have been instrumental in helping to expose individuals all over the world to new ideas and diverse cultures....   [tags: Homeland Security, Politics, Social Issues, Media]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism In the modern world, extreme Islamic terrorism has been a major threat to people and nations all over the world. It is a fact that the infamous 9/11 terrorist attacks were planned by terrorists in Afghanistan. After the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, the terrorist-friendly Taliban regime was toppled in late 2001 and has moved to the tribal regions in Pakistan, near Afghanistan. To prevent reappearance of terrorism in Afghanistan, it is necessary to stop the resurgence of the Taliban. Terrorism in Afghanistan can be stopped by reducing political corruption, shifting the economy away from narcotics, and convincing the general public of the necessity to end terrorism....   [tags: National Security]

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Shark Attacks

- Shark Attacks The serious attacks are mainly by four species. The Bull shark. the Tiger, the Great White and the Oceanic Whitetip shark. The Grey Nurse (Sand Tiger) and the Bronze Whaler have for many years been blamed for many attacks but it seems nearly all were mistaken identity. The Grey Nurse is now protected in most States in Australia. The Great White is the largest and has a high percentage of fatal attacks. The Bull shark is responsible for a lot of attacks on swimmers and people in shallow water....   [tags: Sharks Ocean Life Attacks Essays]

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terrorism

- Terrorism Imagine a clear blue, sunlit morning; the most beautiful day you can recall. Imagine waking up from an amazing dream of a clear horizon. Imagine putting on your new fresh suit, to start your new job. Imagine having that extra hop in your step as you leave your front door, your mind anxiously awaiting the adventure of a new beginning to an amazing day. Then, imagine not getting to where you needed to be. Not because you fell victim to a traffic jam or missed the bus, but because you were a victim of a terrorist act - an innocent victim, whose life was cut short by terrorism....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is the use or threat of violence to create fear and alarm. Terrorists murder and kidnap people, set off bombs, hijack airplanes, set fires, and commit other serious crimes. But the goals of terrorists differ from those of ordinary criminals. Most criminals want money or some other form of personal gain. Most terrorists commit crimes to support political causes. The word terrorism first appeared during the French Revolution (1789-1799). Some of the revolutionaries who seized power in France adopted a policy of violence against their enemies....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism and hostage taking may be as old as civilization itself. There are numerous references to abduction throughout Greek mythology. In midievil times hostages were taken for money or a guaranteed safe passage through a country. In the U.S., Indians on the western frontier terrorized settlers to frighten them away. Throughout the twentieth century, up until the 1970’s various terrorist acts were committed, yet it was not as big a problem as it is today. The new age of terrorism dawned at 4:30 in the morning of September 5, 1972....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is becoming more and more of a threat to Americans both at home and abroad. International terrorism happens when terrorism occurs out of our country. An example of an International terrorist is Osama bin Laden. Laden is the worlds most dangerous terrorist. Laden shows genocidal tendency by killing Americans through-out the world from the bombings of the World Trade Center to the embassy bombings in Africa. The African blasts killed more than 250 people. The FBI has been tracking him for more that four years and they still couldn't stop him from striking Americans overseas and can't stop him now with the current foreign policy that has been adopted....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- The 21st century began on September 11, 2001. In June of 1914, the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo precipitated the first war that would define the 20th century. The attacks of September 11 will be the precipitating moment of a new kind of war. The kind of war everyone will be on high alert. Everyone is the United States of America will come together and help each from this tragedy. The United States of America now sees a national security threat raised to an unbelievable level....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism Terrorism is a major growing problem in today's society. Over the last fifteen years, new terrorist organization networks have sprung up from all over the world. Many governments have had little success in shutting down organizations attempts to harm innocent people. Many people do not understand why people resort to taking actions such as bombing, hijacking, and suicide missions. It leaves many people wondering how these organizations justify their attack on innocent and warm hearted citizens....   [tags: Papers]

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- Effects of Terrorism Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. --FBI Definition On Tuesday September 11th, 2001 our Nation was forever changed. Following the single largest terrorist attack ever experienced by this country, thousands are dead or missing, tens of thousands of people in this country know someone who was killed or injured, and many more have witnessed or heard about the attack through the media....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism is the unlawful use of force against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population or any segment thereof, in the furtherance of political or social objectives". This definition includes three elements: (1) Terrorist activities are illegal and involve the use of force. (2) The actions are intended to intimidate or coerce. (3) The actions are committed in support of political or social objectives. The main topic here is Terrorism and Foreign Policy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism On an early Tuesday morning, many families arose for another typical day. Unaware of a nearing attack, they carried out their daily routine. Tragically, instead of taking their children to school and going to work, they would be cowering for their lives. Attacks carried out by terrorists destroyed their homes and places of work. These terrorists came from a foreign nation, and attacked from the sky. They did not attack in hopes of pleasing a god, or to have family members released from prison....   [tags: Papers]

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Terrorism

- Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking. How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can easily be labeled as terrorist actions. Terrorism is a growing international problem. In the recent years, new terrorist groups and organizations have been forming at an alarming rate. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues involving terrorism. One of the major problems in discussing terrorism is “establishing a generally accepted definition.” Terrorism can be described as, “the unlawful use of fear or force to achieve certain political, economical, or social aims.” By being so difficult...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- A gunshot, an explosion, and screaming heard. That is what is generally thought of when one hears the word "Terrorism". In most cases it is true, but there are many other types of terrorism. Most terrorist incidents in the United States have been bombing attacks, involving explosive devices, tear gas and pipe bombs. (Collins, B. 1)The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorizes terrorism in the U.S. as either; domestic or international terrorism. Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion or ransom....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Terrorism

- Terrorism The Good, the Bad, the Terrorist. Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is still alive and well today ("Terrorism Research Center: Definitions" 1)....   [tags: Terrorist]

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