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Threats to Homeland Security 1 Threats to Homeland Security Robert Richesson CJS/250 Jeffrey Roop 10/12/17 Three Unconventional Threats Homeland Security as a discipline is only 10-12 years old. So, when we talk about its changing landscape, we need to consider that everything in Homeland Security is dynamic. What’s changed is our awareness of threats and our understanding of these threats. While some might consider challenges like climate change and cybercrime, I like to take a step back and look at the bigger picture. Three examples of the bigger picture that I have taken a step back on are Terrorism, Extremism and Leaderless resistance. Terrorism’s goal is to get to a political end based on fear tactics. Terrorism by nature is meant to influence people through surprising or unusual attacks. Extremism is when you look at the psychology of terrorists, it’s clear that many factors can push people toward an extreme mentality. It’s tough to understand why certain people adopt extreme behavior; what pushes them to the edge; or use a valid predictor of what will happen with any extremist person or group. Addressing issues of poverty, crime, and disenfranchisement can help us prevent extremism, but
Threats to Homeland Security 2 there’s no simple answer. The concept of leaderless resistance is a notion sprung from ideological “freedom fighters” who to protect what they see as their race, culture, and heritage, believe that government is a threat to them. They act against what they see as a tyranny in unorganized ways.

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