Domestic terrorism in the United States

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  • Terrorism: The Role Of Domestic Terrorism In The United States

    Terrorism is a powerful weapon because it is unpredictable and is often aimed at civilian, or nonmilitary, targets. In most cases, the primary objectives of terrorist are to gain publicity and to spread fear. Personally, I am opposed to terrorism as it is a rule by fear method that isn’t sustainable in any functional society. In addition, the terrorists’ real targets are often not the immediate victims of the attacks, but the media, the government, or the population at large. Terrorist attacks can range in scale as some groups focus on a single individual, such as former Italian prime minister Aldo Moro, who was kidnapped and murdered in 1978 by a group called the Red Brigades. There are other large assaults, such as the attacks on the United…

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  • The Causes Of Domestic Terrorism In The United States

    caused by the Chechen brothers are only few domestic terrorism attacks in the United States history. According to Lewis, “Domestic Terrorism involves groups or individuals who operate without foreign direction entirely within the United States and target elements of U.S. government and citizen” (p. 209). In different countries they also have a form of domestic terrorism of what we can also refer as homegrown terrorism. What are the possible ties that the domestic terrorism in the United States…

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  • Cause Of Domestic Terrorism

    Domestic Terrorism Domestic terrorism is an ongoing threat to the homeland security of the United States. Homegrown terrorists, influenced by radical ideologies from international terrorist groups, top the list of hazards the citizens and U.S. law enforcement should prepare for. Most domestic terrorism strikes are conducted by one person or a small group. Domestic terrorists want to coerce or frighten a civilian population and disrupt a country’s government. Multiple causes influence domestic…

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  • Examples Of Domestic Terrorism

    Threat Identification The ideology behind Domestic Terrorism is that terrorist-like acts are carried out by those residing within the country of the attack. According to 18 U.S.C. § 2331, Domestic terrorism is defined as: “[activities that] Involve acts dangerous to human life that violate federal or state law; Appear intended (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a…

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  • Discrimination For Combatants

    recognizable chain of command. This states that there needs to be one person held accountable for ordering a group of people to fight. This highlights that a person is not acting on their own while causing damage to others. This is the most important discrimination for combatants because when a combatant is killing enemy combatants on behalf of higher commands they are not prone to any criminal charges. As long as they are following orders, they are protected. As soon as they start to act on…

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  • Threats And Threats In The Chemical Sector Essay

    individual may have access to certain chemicals that can cause significant harm or information that can also cause harm if stolen. These chemical facilities have also hired outside entities to perform certain functions with minimal to no screening (Homeland Security, 2015). The practice of bringing in these entities to perform certain task with out sufficient screening puts this critical infrastructure at great risk. There are many domestic terrorist threats within the United States that can…

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  • Characteristics Of Domestic Terrorism

    The United States was forced to deal with a greater amount of terrorism as time passed and as it become an imperialistic power and threatened the security of several countries with its dominance. The most recent and most memorable act of terrorism in the United States occurred on September 11, 2001 when the twin towers were destroyed and more than 3,000 Americans were killed. Terrorism has also occurred on a smaller scale in the United States under the guise of domestic terrorism. Despite the…

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  • Domestic Terrorism Analysis

    According to Lewis, “Domestic Terrorism involves groups or individuals who operate without foreign direction entirely within the United States and target elements of U.S. government and citizen” (p. 209). In different countries they also have a form of domestic terrorism of what we can also refer as homegrown terrorism. What are the possible ties that the domestic terrorism in the United States and abroad are relatively close? It seems like they share the goal of inflicting fear and causing…

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  • Differences Between Domestic And International Terrorism

    8% of these attacks were within or directed against the United States, while the other 92% was directed at other nations. 8% does not seem like a huge number when one thinks about how many countries there are in the world, however 8% is a huge number when one puts it into the perspective that terrorist attacks can occur in a country or they can be against a country. Some nations deal with terrorist activities on a weekly basis, but those terrorist attacks are not always against the nation as a…

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  • Domestic Terrorism And Global Terrorism

    both parties are currently debating, in the upcoming presidential election, is the topic of domestic terrorism. Even though liberals’ and conservatives’ have different opinions and views on how domestic terrorism should be handled, a solution should be found…

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