Essay on Terrorism And The War On Terror

1864 Words Oct 17th, 2016 8 Pages
Over the past fifteen years Americas finest warriors have been sent all over the world battling the war on terror. According to the President, the wars and battles are now over. Due to the President’s lack of combat experience, he fails to realise that the battles still continue. These battles are not in Afghanistan, Iraq, or any other country, the battles are now here in the United States. Veterans with and without PTSD are and will continue to relive those battles in their minds for the rest of their lives. These Battles also have a possibility to spill out on to American street as more and more Veterans join extremist groups who regularly practice home grown terrorism. If Veterans are a threat to Homeland Security then, PTSD, post-war triggers, and training are the causes of the threat.
Throughout the United States history there have been countless Veterans that have committed acts of Terrorism in the United States, some call it Home-grown terrorism. Act such as Lee Harvey Oswald killing of President Kennedy, and Timothy Mcveigh’s bombing of the Oklahoma City building. These are just a few of the many acts that highly trained combat veterans possibly with PTSD have committed in the past. Even today the nation is seeing more and more Veterans acting out in violence and terrorism. One to note was Micah Xavier Johnson who ambushed the Dallas police. Those acts have put todays Veterans in the headlights of Homeland Security due to their horrible act of violence against…

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