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Unit VII Research PaperByHLS 2301, Introduction to TerrorismInstructor: Prof Thomas J. RzemykColumbia Southern UniversityFeb 2019
Often domestic terrorism has led to increase threat within America national security beingview visible of are daily lives. Many of these attacks have led to causing fear, chaos, and disrupt in most of the public’s way of life. Sadly, over the last few years, there has been changes global to the methods and motives of terrorist attacks within a country. How I hope to detail point out the terrorist actions have directly transform, is through this research paper by point at comparing and contrasting a pre-9/11 terrorist event- the USS Cole Bombing with a post-9/11 terrorist event-the Boston Marathon bombing.
USS Cole BombingPrior to 9/11, the mastermind of the USS Cole bombing, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, a active member ofal-Qaida operative. Came up with a plan to gain the world attentions because they didn’t feel they was be support by the Western country many America in it role to improve their economy. which on October 12, 2000, as the USS Cole was traveling along the Red Sea to Bahrain with a planned stopped at the port of Aden in Yemen for refueling. When a small boat approach makes friendly gesture, which have normal been view by most sailors. When abruptly later the boat with two suicide bombersexploded, leaving a forty-by-forty-foot hole on the port side of the ship. The explosion killed seventeen sailors on the USS Cole and injured thirty-nine others. Ultimately led to a mass amount of tension between al-Qaida and their show America was weak and United States for those involved to be punished for their action thus led to troop being place later in to Afghanistan to assure long term protection from this threat. The U.S. government would also place bounty on individual for their role in the attack of USS Cole, in the coming year before 9/11.After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, identified asKyrgyzstan-American brothers Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Tamerlan Tsarnaevbrother choose the use of homemade pressure cooker bombs to carry out an attack of domestic terrorism. On 15 April 2013, while most Bostonian’s was either enjoy the events of Patriots’ Day, or those associated to the 117thBoston Marathon which led to a violent ending when two bombs exploded near the finishline.As a direct impact of this resulting in the death of three people and injury of more than 250 people. Which led to a manhunt directly involving the public shed light on the
event through an all-day city-wide lockdown support by national media coverage.