Essay The Threat Of The United States

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States would have likely got involved. This is a good example of a conflict with limited involvement by the United States.
For a more current and rising threat this essay will look at ISIS since it has now become the biggest terrorist threat that faces the United States and has the most potential to grow. They have control over a large territory that stretches across the border of Syria and Iraq and has over 30,000 fighters with military capabilities (Cronin, 2015). It has gained enough power and resources to be considered a pseudo-state and one that has the potential to do even more damage to the already unstable region (Cronin, 2015). Currently the United States is taking a limited role that is focused on helping local areas fight back against ISIS and contain their expansion (Cronin, 2015). ISIS is unlike many terrorist organizations and this can be seen in its name, they want to establish themselves as a state and control territory (Cronin, 2015). The territory that they hold gives them a lot of advantages, they have natural resources in the form of oil which they then smuggle and sell on the black market, they are estimated to make $1-$3 million a day from these oil sales alone, they control major transportation routes in Iraq where they profit from taxation, and they also have agricultural land in Raqqa (Cronin, 2015). The strategic importance of this area is unquestionable and they are capitalizing on it.
These three terrorist organizations have many differences and…

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