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United States Pressure 1United States Pressure on TerrorismTroy Biggham
United States Pressure 2AbstractTerrorism is an international problem, which includes more than terrorist acts. It includessabotage, destruction of property, efforts to injure, efforts to kill, propaganda that attempts tojustify violence, intimidation, and threats. However, terrorism is defined as "the unlawful use offorce or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilianpopulation, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives," by the FBI(The Terrorism Research Center). Most terrorism is blind in that its acts are not meantdistinctively for civilians, servicemen, or politicians. Thus terrorism can be deleterious to allpeople, regardless of religion, creed, age, gender, or social status.
United States Pressure 3Domestic terrorism here in the U.S. is a major issue. So many things have taken place inthe past and we can never put a place and time on an event that will take place. How do we stopU.S. citizens who have converted to Islam? On November 05, 2009 CNN reported a major storythat affected lives and the way we moved forward to better protect our country on domesticterrorism, a soldier was suspected of fatally shooting 12 and wounding 31 at Fort Hood in Texas.This act of terrorism came from one of our own citizens which shocked our nation. The soldierwas a trained major in our military who turned on his fellow soldiers to commit killings inside ofa military base. Because of this incident and many others, we still have a lot room forimprovement. Chron.com (2012) reported that FBI agents failed to act on “politically sensitive”signs of Muslim radicalization before Army Maj. Nidal Hasan went on a Fort Hood shootingrampage.Lavoie (2012) reported that “Rezwan Ferdaus, a Muslim man admitted Friday that heplotted to use remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives to blow up the Pentagonand U.S. Capitol.” Ferdaus, 26, pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support toterrorists and attempting to damage and destroy federal buildings by means of an explosive.Ferdaus, of Ashland, was arrested last year after federal employees posing as members of Al-Qaida delivered materials he requested, including grenades, machine guns and plastic explosives.This is an example that the United States has improved a lot over the years in regards toprotecting this country.Counterterrorism in the United States begins with protecting the American people fromterrorist threats, the founding purpose of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and itshighest priority. The DHS’ efforts to battle terrorism include detecting explosives in publicspaces and transportation networks, helping protect critical infrastructure and cyber networks

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Term
Fall
Professor
Yungher
Tags
Al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, 2003 invasion of Iraq

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