Domestic Terrorism

In: Other Topics

Submitted By marylev
Words 592
Pages 3
Final Research Paper Topic
Mary Levengood
HSM305: Survey of Homeland Security & Emergency Mgmt
Instructor: Stephanie Lemmon
February 22, 2016

Final Research Paper Topic
Across the development of history here in United States, the nation has dealt with domestic terrorism originating from numerous locations. These include individual terrorists, organized crowds, and anti-American groups. Many of these warnings and frightening operations were made with goals to obtain political and social recognition. With all the details that have been compensated and obtained by the Department of Homeland Security’s Counterterrorism groups, we can begin to comprehend and determine these terrorist’s strategies.
As our past has revealed, terminating these domestic terrorists is an exceedingly difficult thing to do. It takes time, work, money, and skills and talent of an essential group of individuals to penetrate terroristic unions and their developing strategies. Still, we do not permit this to avert us in our attempts to eliminate terroristic threats and their movements towards the United States. Our government and it’s aptly instructed Department of Homeland Security will not permit these domestic terrorists to intimidate or terrorize our country.
"The Department of Homeland Security is made up of many components. The training and preparation it takes to be part of this group is detailed and extensive. Its structure has changed through time," (Bullock, Haddow, & Coppola, 2016). In pursuance to utterly comprehend how the Department of Homeland Security is combatting the causes of domestic terrorism, we will need to respond to three important inquiries. 1. First and most importantly, what is the contrast between the act of a terrorist and a criminal act? Determining the dissimilarities will permit us to develop a procedure that could manage either condition in a…...

Similar Documents

Terrorism

...Terrorism has deep historical roots as a threat to peaceful existence of nations and common citizens. Terrorism, as opposed to other forms of violence, is the system¬atically applied threat or use of illegitimate force with the designed intent of achieving a goal by means of such a method as coercion. It is violence used as a policy; it is fear or terror engendered on an organized basis. Terrorism is defined as (1) “intended to inflict death or seriously bodily harm upon civilians or other persons (presumably military personnel) not taking part in hostilities and (2) its purpose is to intimidate a population or persuade a government or international organization to adopt a certain policy” (Weiss, 2002, p.25). Terrorism has many applications, including purely criminal purposes; it is politically motivated terrorism, however, which is of major concern in the modem context. Motivational basis, therefore, is examined first in assessing the nature of the threat presented by the phenomenon of terrorism. Included within the context is brief reference to the contemporary historical development of terrorist activity, because in many cases the two aspects are rooted together. Following Oliverio, “The process by which the definition of terrorism is shaped and enforced involves a theoretical approach that recognizes “terrorism" as a historically and contextually produced discourse, and understood in contemporary U.S. society is the by-product of an androcentric discourse in which......

Words: 1643 - Pages: 7

Domestic Terrorism 3410 Mid Term

...cause of terrorism. Question 2 options: | frame of reference | | form of governance | | mission of the actors | | motivation of the elite | Save Question 3 (1 point)   The phenomenon of terrorism is not difficult to define because it is intangible and fluctuates according to historical and geographical contexts. Question 3 options: | True | | False | Save Question 4 (1 point)   Anarchism is a theory of governance that rejects any form of ________ authority. Question 4 options: | female or minority | | false or misleading | | central or external | | governmental | Save Question 5 (1 point)   One of the main objectives of terrorism is usually to gain publicity for some cause. Question 5 options: | True | | False | Save Question 6 (1 point)   According to _____, murder, especially murder-suicide, constitutes the highest form of revolutionary struggle. Question 6 options: | Johann Most | | Karl Marx | | Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi | | Albert Schweitzer | Save Question 7 (1 point)   As there is very little organized legislation one might call the law of terrorism, typical perpetrators are usually charged with ______. Question 7 options: | disturbing the peace | | terrorism | | political incitement | | other offenses | Save Question 8 (1 point)   Guerilla warfare is an unacceptable form of combat and is therefore classified as terrorism.......

Words: 1685 - Pages: 7

Terrorism

...Week 5 Case Analysis SEC/460 December 4, 2011 Terrorism either international or domestic is an act to gain attention for a cause and to get a point across at the expense of innocent people. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (2011) proclaims that “Throughout its more than 100-year history, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has protected the American people from threats to our way of life. As some of our greatest threats—gangsters, public corruption, hate crimes, cyber attacks, white-collar fraud, and terrorism—have evolved, the FBI has changed to meet them head-on” (FBI, 2011, p. 1). Terrorism of the past has occurred in third world countries and not until recently have the terrorist come home to roost right here in America. Terrorism has become an international and domestic problem that has taken the lives of innocent people, destroyed property, and assets and an alarming rate. The media is a tool the terrorist use to publicize, their intentions, motivations, and philosophy whether it be religious, political, or ideological. This assignment requires the assessment and case analysis of a domestic or international terrorist event. The event for the purposes of this paper is a bomb explosion outside the courthouse in the city of New Delhi, India. The Associated Press (2011) reported the event as “A bomb apparently hidden in a briefcase exploded Wednesday as people lined up outside a top court in New Delhi, killing 10 people and wounding scores more in......

Words: 1161 - Pages: 5

Terrorism

...What is Terrorism? By: James Morris Terrorism Terrorism is political phenomenon by which offenders threaten or use violence on civilians with the intent of exploiting fear. It can be defined as substitute classification of political violence. A quote by Sloan (2006) states “Terrorism is intentional violent acts carried out by nonstate actors against noncombatants with the purpose of effecting a political response.” In our society, the term terrorism is a method or strategy to effect political change in an area. Terrorism can be seen as crime, exploitation of fear, and a form of warfare (Lutz, 2005). Since the 1700’s, history has always kept record of the different types of violence our world has faced. And with terrorism it comes with consequences. (Sloan, 2006). A quote by Moghaddam & Marsella (2004) says “It is usually perpetrated by groups utilizing warfare, due to the fact that they are unable to gain advantage while using conventional methods.” Terrorism as Crime The relationship between the terrorism and crime are both equally considered as wrong doing. Traditionally, within the legal system of the United States, domestic terrorism is treated as a criminal act (Bender & Leone, 1986). It is directed toward civilians for the purpose of inducing fear, dread, and terror. Lutz states (2005) “The focus would be on collection of evidence that would be used in court to prosecute those accused of threats or acts of terrorism.” In a sense, all terrorism can......

Words: 1340 - Pages: 6

Terrorism

...HLS110-1302B-01 Phase 1 Individual Project Sean C. Hall Colorado Technical University Professor Dr. Robert Uda May 26, 2013 Abstract Terrorism can be defined as the use of force or even violence that is in terms unlawful against anybody or the property of said persons in order to instill fear, intimidate, or even to coerce ones government, and the civilian population in order to meet their objective. Terrorism takes place all over the world and not just in one specific place. Terrorist’s will sometimes operate in a capacity of one individual but mostly they are a part of not just one but many organizations. Any acts of terrorism will not only kill individuals, it will also bring down economies, as well as destroying livelihoods of all individuals affected. There are two different types of terrorist’s organizations; you have your domestic organization for example the “Aryan Nations (AN) and your international organization for example “al-Qaeda”. The domestic terrorist organization known as the “Aryan Nations” is a neo-Nazi white nationalist group which became founded around the 1970’s. This group has been deemed the United States first truly nationwide terrorist network (START, 2010). The origins of the “Aryan Nations” can be found in the teachings from Wesley Swift who is considered to be a figure of significant in the years of the Christian Identity Movement. This group is a non-membership organization which is worldwide whose sole purpose is to......

Words: 639 - Pages: 3

Terrorism

...Law 10 – May – 2010 Terrorism Is No Longer A Threat To The U.S. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, many experts claimed that it only proves the vulnerability of the United States to big and devastating terrorists attacks. This means that even the United States is considered as the most powerful country in the world not only in terms of economic sustainability but also in military and intelligence capabilities, terrorists still can able to do terrorism acts to the country (Scheppler, 2005). Despite of this factor, it leads to the conclusion during those times that terrorism becomes a big threat to the peace and order, and security of the people of the United States. Generally, the even wanted to show that terrorism is a big threat that needs to be addressed by every country in the world. Today, due to the different efforts and actions made by the United States government since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it was been claimed that terrorism is no longer a threat for the country. The different laws, programs, and the way the laws were implemented was claimed an effective effort to proactively avoid and eliminate the risk to once again attacked by any terrorists groups. This study will discussed and give points about the different efforts made the United States government in order to eliminate any threat of terrorists attacks in the country. Different points will be discussed and how it contributes to the conclusion that terrorism is no longer a threat to the country. ...

Words: 1753 - Pages: 8

The Growing Trend of Domestic Terrorism in the 21st Century

...The Growing Trend of Domestic Terrorism in the 21st Century On April 13, 2013, in Boston, MA our country found its self under yet another terrorist attack. The United States of America was founded under some of the same pretenses that many today would and do call terrorism. The methods and tactics used against the British by our founding fathers, soldiers and militia, do in many ways run parallel to what modern day terrorists are doing and have done to us, but yet they were labeled patriots. This country was founded on such mischievous tactics; maybe it is just karma, that terrorism is such a huge problem for us today. Throughout history, the U.S. has been under constant terrorist attack, a countless number of times, by a multitude of enemies either foreign or domestic. Since the beginning of the 21st Century, many different types of Terrorist attacks against the United States of America have significantly grown, which has caused a lot of fear and animosity among many Americans. A day that all Americans and most of the free world will never forget, September 11, 2001, the day that our country was crippled, people fell to their knees in prayer. 19 insane militants associated with the Islamic extremist group known as al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out terrifying suicide attacks against 3 targets located in the United States (history.com). The first was targeted with 2 commercial airliners (American Airlines Flight 11 & United Airlines Flight 175)......

Words: 1207 - Pages: 5

Cause and Effects of Extremists Websites on Domestic Terrorism

...for this attack were not Al-Qaida terrorist trained in Yemen, but instead were two refugees who had legally emigrated here from border area of Russia and Chechnya. They were attending college and were seemingly assimilating into American life. Neither of the two men had ties to any terrorist group, but instead became self-radicalized through jihadist websites and learned how to construct improvised explosive devices on the internet; this has become a disturbing trend in domestic terrorism. Extremist’s websites have allowed Americans to become domestic terrorists, without any terrorism affiliation or training, through self-radicalization; teaching them how to construct weapons of mass destruction; and how to plan and conduct terrorist attacks. The persuasive techniques employed by extremist’s websites have been effective tools in the radicalization of Americans; the effects of these websites has been an increase of domestic terrorism plots and increase in the funding for terrorism. In the last six year ten domestic terror plots have been foiled and two have been successfully carried out. The would-be terrorists in all but one of these cases had become radicalized through viewing extremist’s websites and media reports about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Bhui & Ibrahim, 2013) While not all are willing to raise up in arms against the United States they are willing to obtain the financial aid that terrorist groups need. These websites have been responsible for and influenced......

Words: 920 - Pages: 4

Terrorism

...Terrorism came from the word of ‘terror’ which mean to horror and to fear. There is no specific definition about the meaning of terrorism. This is because the field that related inside terrorism is very wide and there are over 100 definitions of ‘terrorism’ according to studies. Terrorism have been existed for many years as a global phenomenon, but only in few decades ago that it has been getting stronger and to influence our daily lives with any costs. In our report, we will explain more details about the relationship of terrorism and transportation. Transportation has always been a target or method for terrorism to transfer their message to the public. While transportation keeps economic moving, nationally and globally, business relies on transport and transport systems at every level no matter transferring goods, transporting customers or staff commuting. From jet airliners to mass transit buses and rail terminals, vehicles and transport facilities are all-too familiar targets of terrorist attacks in all country and abroad. The impact of large-scale disruption of transport infrastructures can be critical for national and global business because transport systems have long been viewed as targets for terrorists groups worldwide. Also we will elaborate more on how terrorism can be spread or being use through the four methods of transportation like rail, road, aviation and maritime. For the incident strikes on the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York on September 11, 2001,...

Words: 13246 - Pages: 53

Domestic Terrorism

...Domestic terrorism has been a part of United States (U.S.) history since its independence. Domestic terrorism can be defined in the U.S. as acts dangerous to human life or the infrastructure and committed by a U.S. citizen. New York City is no stranger to acts of terrorism whether it is domestic or international. New York City is considered the financial center of the world and is home to numerous critical infrastructures that can be vulnerable to acts of domestic terrorism. One of the major critical infrastructures is the Empire State Building, which after an assessment is vulnerable to acts of domestic terrorism. Empire State Building The Empire State Building is a 103 story high skyscraper located in the heart of Midtown, Manhattan. It is a privately owned commercial building located on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Since 1931, the Empire State Building has been part of the New York City skyline and is now considered a landmark. There are numerous different business organizations and stores that rent out space and it is even home to local radio stations. The Empire State building is one of the main tourist attractions in New York City and its observation deck, located on the 86th floor, has been host to over 100 million tourists since it first opened its doors. The Empire State Building has been featured in famous films such as King Kong and Sleepless in Seattle to name a few. The building creates a lot of revenue for the City of New York as well as its owners. ......

Words: 1644 - Pages: 7

Domestic Terrorism

...EDM501 Domestic Terrorism TUI University Summer 2015 Select one of the following events/person: the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing, the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Unabomber, the Centennial Olympic Park Bombing, 2001 Anthrax Attacks, or the Fort Hood Attack. * Explain the following: * What was the target/s? * Why was it selected? * What tactics were used? * What tools were used? * What were the expectations? * What were the outcomes of the events; e.g., media coverage, public acceptance, goals achieved? * What vulnerabilities were recognized and mitigated after the event? Or, were they? What was the target/s? In 1993, a massive truck bomb ripped a hole almost 30 meters (100 feet) across the B-2 level of the parking garage beneath the World Trade Center's North Tower. The blast wave was so powerful that it penetrated five stories of the reinforced concrete building. In addition to causing structural damage, the explosion destroyed or heavily damaged hundreds of vehicles in the garage. That such a powerful explosion killed only six people is nothing short of a miracle, for the attackers had a goal of much more. On the morning of February 26th, 1993 World Trade Center was the target of a terrorist bombing when a truck bomb was detonated below the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The bomb was intended to knock the North Tower into the South Tower, bringing both towers down and killing thousands of......

Words: 1365 - Pages: 6

Terrorism

...Terrorism is the unlawful use of force or violence by a person or group. The goal is to intimidate or coerce societies or governments in an effort to promote political or ideological beliefs. These attacks can take many forms, and could happen at any time in any place. Terrorists typically exploit weaknesses, and may use technology, hazardous materials, biological agents or other methods to create devastating disruptions to the community. Terrorism thrives on fear. By planning how to respond to a terrorist attack, you can greatly improve your chances of survival. You can also lessen the impact of the attack by reducing the fear in the aftermath. Community Involvement As Chief of River City, my first priority would be to protect the citizens of River City. Attacks can be expected to provide maximum negative effect on the following levels: emotional, food, water, health, financial, infrastructure, leadership and the very function of society. Because it is impossible to know in advance which of these areas will be impacted most heavily in the event of a terrorist event, the best course of action is to make individual preparation in the areas where you are able to do so. For example, a supply of food that is easily stored means you aren't dependent upon stores that may or may not be available at the local supermarket. The same thing is true of a water supply. The citizens would be encouraged to stock up on bottled water. The Supply of bottled water could be crucial in the event...

Words: 1351 - Pages: 6

Terrorism

...state-based. Many types of these actions can range from terrorism, rioting, civil war, police brutality, and capital punishment. Terrorism is a political violence act that influences an audience beyond the immediate victim. The terrorist’s strategy is to commit acts of violence that draws the attention of the public, the government, and the world to their cause. The terrorists plan their attack to obtain the greatest attention, choosing targets that symbolize what they oppose. The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as “the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.” There are two types of terrorism; initially, there is domestic terrorism which are acts of terrorism that are committed by those who are located in and operate from the state and international terrorism which is a type of terrorism which includes acts of terror committed by individuals affiliated with foreign countries. In the 1960s and 1970s domestic terrorism increased in the United States. Groups known as the Black Panthers and other groups constantly caused problems with authorities. An example of international terrorism was when the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda coordinated four terrorist attacks to the United States on September 11, 2001. Terrorism is a one-sided political violence which is usually......

Words: 925 - Pages: 4

Terrorism

...Terrorism Terrorism: A general definition Terrorism is the deliberate and organized use of violence against the state. The single important objective behind the act of terrorism is to create fear and spread insecurity among citizens of the state. By striking the unarmed and hapless citizens, terrorists aim to disrupt governance. Such attacks show the government in poor light. i.e. as one that cannot guarantee security of life and property, one of the most basic function of the state. In Angels & Demons, Dan Brown writes: “terrorism is not an expression of rage. Terrorism is the political weapon. Remove a government’s façade of infallibility, and you remove its people’s faith”. Types of Terrorism There are three types of terrorism. They are (a) State Sponsored Terrorism. (b) State Terrorism. (c) Organizational Terrorism. (a) State Sponsored Terrorism is always directed against another state, often by proxy, with the aim to destabilize it. A good example to drive home this idea is Pakistan sponsored terrorism against India. (b) State Terrorism is directed against a State’s own citizen. The reason could be numerous, chief among is the tussle between majority and minority group (both demographic and religious). A case in point is the 1994 Rawanda Genocide where majority ethnic Hutu tribe militia butchered nearly 8 lakhs Tutsis in 100 days of carnage. (c) Organizational Terrorism is used by groups to realize divergent aims including political, social, and......

Words: 570 - Pages: 3

Terrorism

...RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AMERICAN CIVIL RIGHTS AND AMERICA’S FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM SECURITY MEASURES [pic] By Latisha Gant Table of Contents I. Introduction A. How has America’s Attitude toward terrorism changed after September 11, 20011 B. What are people and Government reactions to terrorism after 911? C. Why was America’s Protection Agency Homeland Security Formed? II. Balancing American Civil rights and Against Terrorism A. What is American Census and Attitude towards Terrorist Security Measures? B. What is the political thought of American’s civil right attitudes after 911? C. What is the impact of Post 911 terrorist event and Iraq War on civil rights and Terrorism? III. Recent Trends in Americans Excepting New Security Measures as a Way of Life A. What is the impact of terrorism on American and global way of Life? B. What are the disadvantages and advantages of heightened Homeland Security Measures? C. What do people fear terrorist attacks or civil rights infringements the most? V. Conclusion THESIS STATEMENT This research paper will focus on the balancing of the relationship between American civil rights and America’s fight against terrorism. Terrorism has changed the way we use public transportation, travel in airports and train stations, eat in hotels and restaurants see movies, almost everything we do can be attacked by terrorist in America today. Terrorism by terrorist like Bin Laden and Al-Quada have influenced......

Words: 1269 - Pages: 6