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  • 102 Minutes Essay

    DCI Tenet’s February 2004 worldwide threat assessment to congress pointed out that Bin Laden considered acquiring WMD a “religious obligation.” Tenet warned that Al Qaeda, continues to pursue its strategic goal of obtaining a nuclear capability. (Jacobson Colon 120) The disbelief that the United States could ever be attacked by terrorist, caused the idea of being a strong and invincible country. So when the tragedy of 9/11 occurred, they were astonished that someone would dare threaten them. By having such a high ego and thinking they were invincible, what the United States caused was to have a limited imagination. If we would have considered the bombing in 1993 as a threat and responded with the correct measures, we could have stopped Al Qaeda by capturing their leader Osama Bin Laden sooner. In addition, Richard Clarke, leader of the U.S. Counter-terrorism effort, believed we should have made terrorism one of our priorities rather than regular crimes. “Despite the World Trade Center bombing in 1996, not very much was added to our counter-terrorism defenses. Agents continued to work on traditional crimes” (Jacobson Colon…

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  • Osama Bin Laden: The Psychology Of Terrorism

    and lone wolves are all around, and understanding the psychology behind their thought processes and what motivates them to commit their heinous acts. The main terrorist organization the United States has faced is al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden. Bin Laden took his skills and knowledge of successful businesses and incorporated them into the development of al Qaeda. Bin Laden acknowledges that to run an operation and organization such as al Qaeda, there are some issues that come up. The main…

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  • How Did Al Qaeda's Fight Against Western Influence

    did not always follow the direction that Al Qaeda leadership demanded (Lahoud et al., 2012, p. 1). Nobody denies that the worldview of Al Qaeda was greatly distorted when employing their global strategy for world dominance and the destruction of western influence in the Middle East (McCabe, 2010, p. 60). As if a horse with blinders racing towards a finish line, the group focused heavily on the destruction of the United States while failing to realize that the western influence in the Middle East…

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  • Appeal Of Emotion Essay

    can make your writing sound like an after-school special.” (Lee, McKee & McIntyre, 2012) Manipulation of emotion within speech Due to the nature of the speech, Obama naturally goes into the emotional part of our collective personalities. His goal was to capture the hearts of the people and tell them that he had achieved a very significant goal during his presidency; the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. He uses “a terrorist who’s responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men,…

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  • Osama Bin Laden's Influence

    p. 4). Osama bin Laden was an enthusiastic communicator who grew a small terrorist group into a large terrorist network by maintaining a strong narrative with al Qaeda, affiliated groups, and the world at large. Conversely, after the World Trade Center attack of 2001, bin Laden began to lose influence leading up to his death (Lahoud et al., 2012, p. 2). First, the creation of al Qaeda in 1993 by Osama bin Laden was a turning point in global terrorism due to the group’s obedient ability to…

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  • Osama Bin Laden's Communication Analysis

    capitalize on emerging technologies in the communication environment. As the leader of al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden recognized the importance of communication early in his career and exploited its benefits up until his death in 2011. In the words of William Butler Yeats, bin Laden was able to “think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people” (Krieger 2002, 38). Osama bin Laden was able…

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  • Corruption In The CIA

    Pilots had out-dated maps so they had to turn to Russia’s old maps of the area. The CIA and Afghanistan have a long history that consists of the rebels fighting the Soviet army in the 80’s, fighting the Taliban years before 9/11, and paid assets in tribes to gain information about Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. The CIA eventually found the precise location of a key lieutenant of bin Laden, Zubaydah. To capture him, the CIA, FBI, and Pakistani security forces went in and apprehended him. Zubaydah…

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  • Zero Dark Thirty Film Analysis

    A fictional adaptation of the CIA 's hunt for Osama bin Laden, the blockbuster film Zero Dark Thirty directed by Kathryn Bigelow presents us with a number of important ethical questions. Along with a parallel theme surrounding torture, seen in the film, as well as felt through the audience. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two…

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  • Domestic Terrorist

    the media to give them free exposer in order to recruit members. Therefore, in order to help with combatting terrorist activities, the media should reduce the exposure that they are giving to the terrorist groups. According to Simonsen & Spindlove (2013), even though the media could help with letting the public know that the police and other civil service employees are on the job by apprehending terrorist, they are also making it easy for other individuals to have sympathy for the terrorist.…

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  • Terrorist Attacks

    strives for when preparing for an emergency or combat. These chemicals or biological agents can be used in many different ways as a biological weapon. Several different treatments may have to be used for a chemical or biological agent if exposed. This will depend on the specific agents used to prepare weapon. Keeping the public informed about these different issues will be helpful when first responders are not able to help when they are in need of immediate help. Information can be located at…

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