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There are always lessons that can be learned after any attack, much of the lessons learnedafter the bombing in Oklahoma were taken into affect. The U.S government realized domestic terrorism is not something to take lightly and to put more effort in its counter-intelligence agency. The attack was essentially a wake up call for the government security. “After Oklahoma City, the GSA determined that federal buildings from now on should be set back from the street, that blast-resistant glass should be used and the buildings themselves engineered to prevent the floors collapsing.” (Naylor, B. Par. 10) The encryptions that the attackers used in the Paris attack were hard to decrypt they often-used burner phones and got rid of the sim cards frequently. Europe can learn from this by better screening the refugees who come through, despite that mass amount of people. Conducting through searches of counter-intelligence. ISIS recruits from all over the world, but a large number have been coming from Europe. Five of the attackers had traveled to Syria. The advancement in terrorism over the years from 1995 to 2016 has drastically changed. The methods used, the technology, the willingness to complete the mission, types of propaganda used has all changed terrorism in front of our eyes. The use of social media is a big game changer. Back in 1995 when Timothy McVeigh planned his attack he did not get coverage all over the Internet through social media. Reporters who were on scene and, journalists who wrote 8
RESEARCH PAPERabout it in the paper that people read everyday covered his attack. Today you cannot get on any form of social media without seeing something about ISIS. ISIS has members who create false accounts and search for information through people’s accounts on Facebook or other accounts similar. They recruit through social media. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols had no intent to die that day; however the attackers in Paris went in knowing that it would be their last day on planet earth. ISIS is very well known for using suicide bombers to cause as many casualties as possible. That is the difference that we see today and it is not just men it is women and even children at times. The suicide vest shows the extent that the terrorists are willing to go to be “successful” in their eyes. The technology that the terrorists are capable of using today vs. 20 years ago is insane. ISIS has recruits who are cyber terrorist and do nothing but hack into places find peoples information, and conduct intelligence for them. McVeigh spent time organizing his attack, but hisattack was a single layer attack with one plan. Terrorists today will plan an attack for months making sure every detail is correct, they have all the supplies needed and that they have acceptedtheir fate. The attackers who entered the Bataclan haul went in shooting, but as soon as they weretrying to stop, they escorted to their plan B that was to detonate their vests killing themselves andanyone else they could. Timothy McVeigh only wanted to kill government employees, which