Terrorism And Its Effects On The United States Essay

924 Words Dec 21st, 2016 4 Pages
Since the world has existed, there have been many different types of dangers we were not always aware of. However, due to the advancements, we are able to know what is occurring around the world, especially the terrorist attacks that have recently occurred in the United States and Europe. Terrorism is defined as premediated, politically motivated violence executed against civilian targets by subnational groups, usually intended to influence an audience. Terrorism is intolerable to us, as it is a crime that not only causes destruction but brings pain, distress and sadness. Therefore, United States being a country rich in values, diversity and history, should continue to follow the strategic patience approach, with an addition that it will also promote awareness of how terrorism is constituted , as a way of effectively responding to terrorism.
Terrorism has been the primary focus of the United States after the September 11 attack. Although, the immediate causes that initiated terrorism to rise were the Iraq war, US support for Israel and US support for non-democratic Arab regimes. There are also underlying conditions that brought an increase in followers of these extremist groups; such conditions are poverty, bad governance, poor social services, lack of education and anti-American sentiment. By not addressing the underlying causes of terrorism, we risk sustaining anti-American sentiment and creating an increase of new recruits to terrorist organizations. In contrast,…

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