Terrorism And Its Effects On The United States Essay

1304 Words Dec 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Throughout centuries of wars, there has been much blood shed and territory gained. Although these were particularly gruesome times, laws and guidelines were starting to take effect in order to limit the destruction countries can inflict upon one another. Larger nations would maintain the ability to wipe out smaller nations, but the use of unethical weapons was outlawed. This was a large step in how wars were fought because it gave order to a chaotic activity. Among these rules were laws that combatants would need to abide by in order to maintain the ability to fight a just war. But, like everything, there are those who refuse to follow rules. Terrorists are not only a threat to a nation, but to all the citizens that occupy it as well. In recent years, terrorism has become a very relevant and destructive force targeting the United States. A mixture of the 9/11 attacks and the Bush Administration fueled the ongoing terrorist threat. Fifteen years after the attacks on the World Trade Center, a new terrorist threat emerged, ISIS. For years, ISIS has been tied to terrorists attacks that have occurred here in the US. Although ISIS attacks another sovereign state, they are not considered combatants for a number of reasons. In traditional war, it’s easy to identify combatants and non-combatants, but that is not the case when dealing with terrorists. For example, the terrorists that hijacked the planes in the 9/11 attack were dressed in regular, everyday clothing and hid their…

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