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Unformatted text preview: Kerin 1 Robert L. Kerin 10-17-2009 Intro to Terrorism Unit 1 Homework November of 2003 an Iraqi group claimed responsibility for shooting down a transport plane, and in effect killing sixteen United State soldiers on their way home for a brief leave. This is a form of focused random terrorism. The target was “members of the opposition” (17:3), since the casualties here were members of the Unites States military that would be an accurate classification. This is most certainly an act of terrorism by any definition due the loss of life of another nation’s soldiers. It could be argued this incident could be categorized as random terror, which is defined as the targets being at “in the wrong place at the wrong time” (17:3), but further examination of the definition shows that type of terrorism occurs in “cafes, market places, and similar places” (17:3). Obviously a transport plane is not such a place, so such a conclusion would be incorrect. Another such argument in classification could be made to classify this act as would be incorrect....
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2010 for the course DSC 1003 taught by Professor Johnrollins during the Fall '09 term at Everest University.
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