Terrorism Essays & Term Papers

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TERRORISM The purpose of this paper is to define, describe, and explain what terrorism is and the laws of both Federal and State governments pertaining to this issue. Terrorism can be a difficult word to define. The governments of the world have never come up with a definition on which they can all agree. A very broad definition of terrorism is this: It is the planned use of violence to frighten and intimidate others in order to achieve political ends. (Kronenwetter 6) What is a terrorist?

Reactionary Policies In the Wake of Terrorism Internal Affairs and Canada’s previous position on terrorism A terrorist Tunnel: Issues concerning Canada’s borders and the present threat of International terrorism Preface From the FLQ (Front de Liberation du Quebec) crisis to the recent acts of terrorism by Singh Rayet and the Tiger group, terrorism has found a place in Canadian society. Because of this, in the last 50 years, Canada has developed several reactionary policie

Is it Terrorism to Attack Terrorists? Terrorism is politically motivated violence intended to intimidate and terrify. When U.S. embassies were bombed in Kenya and Tanzania, Washington decided to retaliate. On Aug. 20, 1998, the U.S. launched military strikes at what they believed were terrorist-related bases in Afghanistan and Sudan. They believed these groups played a key role in the embassy bombings. Some believe that retaliation and a show of force are acts of self-defence th

Day after day the news is reporting on a kidnapping or a bombing somewhere in the world. Terrorism is an undiscriminating crime that comes in different types of threats and violence and is used primarily to attain some sort of a political goal in one form or another. Acts of terrorism such hijacking, bombings, kidnapping occur routinely in certain parts of the world making almost anyone a potential victim. Terrorism is frightening and the results are horrifying. Terrorists generate fea

TERRORISM Terrorism is the use of violence or the threat of violence to create a climate of fear in a given population. Terrorist violence targets ethnic or religious groups, governments, political parties, corporations and media enterprises. The three main types of terrorism are: political, religious and governments. Political terrorism is recently the most often type of terrorism used. Political terrorism tends to involve violence against civilians or other noncombatants. In North America,

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violent means against non-military targets”. Acts of terrorism are typically designed to destroy the authority and legitimacy of a country. While the US is a legitmate world power, we do not experience a substantial amount of terrorism. Such events as the World Trade Center and Oklahoma City bombings highlight random acts of terrorism this country has endured. Throughout the world, especially countries in the middle east, suffer frequent

As we are approaching the 21st century, it seems that terrorism is becoming another one of society's constant problems. It has reached to an extent that most of us have now become immune to it. We hear about the hijacking of different airplanes, kidnapping of diplomatic officers, slaughter of innocent civilians by other civilians and what do we do about it? Nothing. Due to some dirty fish, most of us do not protest anymore about passing our luggage through metal detectors and submitti

Above the gates of hell is the warning that all that enter should abandon hope. Less dire but to the same effect is the warning given to those who try to define terrorism. "It can be predicted with confidence that the disputes about a detailed, comprehensive definition of terrorism will continue for a long time, that they will not result in a consensus, and that they will make no noticeable contribution towards the understanding of terrorism." The author of this warning, undeterre

Global problems affect the modern world. Today’s rapid changes have made countries more interdependent than ever before, shrinking the world into a global village. As the world grows smaller, events in any one area have a greater impact on other parts of the world. National borders do not limit the effects of pollution or environmental destruction. Even poverty in some areas affects other areas because of migration and its impact on the world economy. Three examples of global problems

Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is an growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues in which terrorism is used. A major problem in discussing terrorism is establishing a

Terrorism Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror? These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is a growing international problem and an excellent example of the strain theory. People feel strain when they are exposed to cultural goals that they are unable to obtain because they do not have access to culturally approved means of achieving those goals (Kendall, 1998)

Terrorism and the media The twentieth century all but gave birth to the concept and idea of terrorism, at least towards America. Why was the twentieth century such a prime century to host the breeding of terrorism towards the United States? The book Terrorism and the Media, by Brigitte L. Nacos shows exactly why how how terrorism plays on our society. Our country is the leading nation in the world, this is precisely what acts of terrorism play on. There are different types of terrorism, Naco

Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror? These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is a growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues in which terrorism is used. A major problem in discussing terrorism is estab

The twentieth century all but gave birth to the concept and idea of terrorism, at least towards America. Why was the twentieth century such a prime century to host the breeding of terrorism towards the United States? The book Terrorism and the Media, by Brigitte L. Nacos shows exactly why how how terrorism plays on our society. Our country is the leading nation in the world, this is precisely what acts of terrorism play on. There are different types of terrorism, Nacos tells us, as we

Terrorism, A Hateful Act Since the attacks on September 11, 2001, America has been on the edge. What is it that caused America to live like this? One word can sum it up, Terrorism! The past couple of years this word has been described in many ways. Terrorism is when evil acts of violence are used to intimidate a group of people. Our President has used terms such as evil, cowardly, and hateful acts to describe terrorism. Terrorism, is the

a great deal of variation? The main cause of terrorism is reform, weather it be political, governmental, or religious. The most common cause of terrorism is religious reform because it usually last much longer than the other two types. The fighting in Ireland and Middle East has been going on for a very long time and they have many people and countries to back them finanicaly. The area of conflict which has generated the most significant and ruthless spillover of terrorist violence since 19

Today, the terrorists have innumerable opportunities to attack where they want and also, how they want. The reason? Nobody knows, but how would you like if you would be able to put some nuclear stuff in a small box instead of looking for a place where you could drive your wagon full of explosives. Now you can see that nuclear terrorism can be a big problem. These three following aspects should be made in order to be able to compete against the nuclear terrorists—train more special

Book Talk On: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six The year is 1999. The cold war has been over for more than a decade and for the first time in a half-century the world is free from the specter of nuclear apocalypse. It should be a time for peace and prosperity but all over the globe the embers of old animosity have been fanned to flame by the winds of freedom. Terrorism in the 21st century is an international industry. Money and expertise flow freely through the global computer net, and every type

Informational Terrorism The introduction of the computer has created a new type of terrorism known as informational terrorism, which presents a threat, equal to or greater than physical terrorism. E-mail bombs and attacks on internet servers are the lowest forms of informational terrorism in terms of destruction. Higher forms of informational warfare include using the internet as a catalyst to produce physical terrorism on a higher scale. “The national security establishment is con

Leon Tolstoy once said: kill one, intimidate one thousand (Wolf, 14). The common denominator of the I.R.A., the Rauel Sendic International Brigade (France), the Baader-Meinhoff (Germany), and the Symbionese Liberation Army (S.L.A) is that they are all political groups that use terror and violence to achieve their goals. Terrorism at the global level can be divided into two sub-categories: international terrorism and transnational terrorism. International terrorism is terrorism that is carri

Terrorism has affected our world throughout history, it has been around for as long as we can remember. From the Boston Tea Party to the The recent Airlines hijacaking. Terrorism is not only located in the middle-east, it can be right under your nose, in your own back yard. We saw evidence of this a few years back in a little town called Oklahoma City. And even more recently in Saudi-Arabia at a U.S. military base where a car bomb injured many soldiers But how do you define terrorism? Terr

Terrorism in the United States Terrorism is an international problem, which includes more than terrorist acts. It includes sabotage, destruction of property, efforts to injure, efforts to kill, propaganda that attempts to justify violence, intimidation, and threats. However, terrorism is defined as "the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social obj

Terrorism is becoming more and more of a threat to Americans both at home and abroad. International terrorism happens when terrorism occurs out of our country. An example of an International terrorist is Osama bin Laden. Laden is the worlds most dangerous terrorist. Laden shows genocidal tendency by killing Americans through-out the world from the bombings of the World Trade Center to the embassy bombings in Africa. The African blasts killed more than 250 people. The FBI has b

Oklahoma City Bombing April 19, 1995, is a day that will go down in history. Just around 9:02 am, a major explosion blew up the Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City. This explosion was caused when a rental truck filled with explosives was deliberately parked in front of the Federal Building. The people responsible for this bombing is 27-year-old Timothy McVeigh and his ex-Army buddy, Terry Nichols. It was about 90 minutes after the explosion when an Oklahoma Highway Patrol off

Justice of America The Greek philosopher Plato thought that there were four virtues: wisdom, courage, temperance, and justice. The most important of these is wisdom, which is knowledge of that which is truly good. People who have wisdom and, as a result, know what is truly good will tend to do what is right. These people will act in their own true interest and be in harmony with themselves. This harmony is the basis of all justice. People who have justice, in Plato’s view, will t

Terrorism in the Webster’s New American Dictionary is defined as “the systematic use of intense fear as a means of coercion.” In this day and age, the term terrorism is more than just the use of intense fear as a means of coercion but includes the use of terrorism as a means of revenge and pure sport and also as a means of suppression. While the dictionaries definitions says that it is the use coercion to promote certain ideologies, some of the most cleverly hidden terrorism tod

The question of whether The United States was right to enter into the Korean war is not a geomilitary question, but rather an ethical one. Was the US just in their decision? To respond to this dilemma, we look to Just War Theory as our guide. Just War Theory denotes the inevitability of war, distinguishing between a moral and immoral war. The basic qualifications for a Just war involve a defensive or Punitive war. An offensive war is usually the immoral one. Aristotle helps to justify

INTRO Imagine yourself flying in a plane to US for a summer job. You are travelling to experience new country, job, to meet new friends from all over the world. And you think that you are really happy to be in that position. Everything seems to be perfect in your life, except some insignificant details. But all of a sudden an armed psycho puts a gun barrel to your head and proclaims that he wants to change the plane course, and if this will not be done he will kill you. You never know

Terrorism and Conceptual Problems International terrorism is the use of political violence to gain specific goals by force. These acts of terrorism may be practiced on individuals, governments, and religious groups. The purpose of terrorism is to promote terror, in that case, the population is force into fear and the delusions of death ("Terrorism, International" Microsoft (R) Encarta 1994.). United States has been maintaining the ominous terrorism acts by increasing security, high-t

Terrorism Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the possible uses

Terrorism Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the possible

Terrorism - ISU Essay Over the past Century, terrorism has evolved from random killings to massive plans for terrorist groups. To understand terrorism you must first describe it. There have been many different definitions of terrorism. The one that truly describes it is; Terrorism can not specifically describe terrorism because people will interpret it differently. Many experts believe that terrorism is an abstract concept with no essence, a single definition cannot account for all the

Computer crimes are terrorism of the present day. Everything from Website attacks, viruses, and cyber sex. People have even been charged for rape over the internet. Government computers have been an easy target for hackers for decades. According to Defense Information Systems Agency s data, the military may have experienced about 250,000 attacks in 1995 with 2/3 s of the intrusions being successful. Typically fewer than one percent of the attacks were detected. During the Gulf War in 1

This new, powerful, global tool of communication we call the Internet has taken the relatively controllable problems of terrorism, pornography, hate speech, etc, and emphasized one common factor to all of these problems: accessibility. Everybody knows that if you can control the accessibility to these types of problems, you can at least control the problem in general, right? But wait, we are dealing in cyberspace now. Remember the keyword anonymity, because it is about to show how it ca

Terrorism The Good, the Bad, the Terrorist? Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is still alive and well today ("Terrorism Research Center: Definitions" 1). Although many people believe that terrorism is

The Good, the Bad, the Terrorist? Terrorism by nature is difficult to define. Acts of terrorism conjure emotional responses in the victims as well as in the practitioners. No two writers agree on what is terrorism. Even the U.S. government cannot agree on one single definition. The old adage, "One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter" is still alive and well today ("Terrorism Research Center: Definitions" 1). Although many people believe that terrorism is evil, it is mere

ATTRIBUTION The Waco incident, was the government in the wrong, or did the Davidians provoke the situation. Many people have different opinions, although they are based on what the government has let us know, only the agents there really know the truth at this point. Brad Knickerbocker, author of The Explosive Force of Domestic Terrorism in the magazine The Christian Science Monitor, believes the attack on the Alfred P. Murrah federal building was a retaliation for the attack on the Davidia

Budgeting Against Terrorism This year’s budget will be required to address the new and dangerous reality of terrorism on the US home front. Over the next 5 years $50 billion dollars has been allotted to plans that are specifically geared to dealing with terrorism. In my belief in is important to separate the budget into two different categories of counter-terrorism. The first category allocates money in response to the attacks of September 11th. This money will contribute to prog

An Individual's Escape From Exploitation Michael Ondaatje's novel, In the Skin of a Lion, depicts some of the hardships faced by the working class in the early part of the century. It is a seemingly pro-working class novel that portrays exploitation and unfairness by the upper class. The novel, then, would be expected to offer some resolution for the working class, but it does not. Instead of giving a solution for the class as a whole, the novel offers two answers for the ind

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat The Middle East, once an area of severe fighting and active terrorism, is now free of violence due to the actions of one man, Yasser Arafat. Yasser Arafat has helped create a place where the Palestine and Israeli people can live together. This peaceful environment did not come easily though. It took years of work and controversy for Yasser to make the two Arab nations live peacefully together. Through Yasser Arafat's successful leadership qualities, the on

Palestinian Leader Yasser ArafatThe Middle East, once an area of severe fighting and active terrorism,is now free of violence due to the actions of one man, Yasser Arafat.Yasser Arafat has helped create a place where the Palestine and Israelipeople can live together. This peaceful environment did not come easilythough. It took years of work and controversy for Yasser to make the twoArab nations live peacefully together. Through Yasser Arafat's successfulleadership qualities, the once w

Palestinian Leader Yasser Arafat The Middle East, once an area of severe fighting and active terrorism, is now free of violence due to the actions of one man, Yasser Arafat. Yasser Arafat has helped create a place where the Palestine and Israeli people can live together. This peaceful environment did not come easily though. It took years of work and controversy for Yasser to make the two Arab nations live peacefully together. Through Yasser Arafat's successful leadership qualities,

An Explosive Answer?After browsing through Stephen E. Atkins book Terrorism, I soon learned manyinteresting things regarding the history of terrorism. It seems this form of protest has beenaround since Biblical times. Also, the main goal of a terrorist is not to do damage toone peticular person or place, but to gain publicity for an idea they support. (page 1)Evidence of this can be found by looking at the recent past of the United States. TheOklahoma bombing was one man s way of expr

What to do? Terrorism and the Media Imagine you are a resident of Jerusalem, in the year 60 AD. You are taking a walk throughout the marketplace doing your weekly shopping. You see a man pull out a dagger and he yells death to all Romans and attacks a roman guard, killing him in front of hundreds of spectators. The assassin quietly slips into the crowd and is lost in a sea of people never to be found. The word of the attack spreads and soon it is the talk of the town. Many more attac

The Internet is a carrier of a vast array of information. It provides people all over the world with the opportunity to publish their thoughts, opinions, and virtually any type of information. At the same time, it allows for this information to be accessed by anyone with access to a computer worldwide. This has caused ongoing debate regarding the freedom of expression. The idea of freedom of expression is an existentialist view. This view is that people have the right to choose what th

In the world today we have all sorts of violence; it is like a wild fire when terrorism is the issue. World terrorism is very violent because there are different groups trying to express their own point of view. Many terrorist groups have been associated with religious ideologies. This is because some religions will not adapt different views or different beliefs. It is safe to say that world terrorism is the key in the ancient and on going religious conflicts. Since the sixteenth cent

28 October 2000 Domestic Terrorism On The Rise Domestic terrorism has risen sharply over the past 10 years. According to a recent Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms report, bombings or attempted bombings increased from 2,098 in 1990 to 3,199 in 1994, a 52% increase. Property damage from bombs rose to $7.5 million, with 308 people injured and 31 killed. The Oklahoma City bombing, which is responsible for 169 deaths alone, was not included in this report. What is the explanation for this

Terrorism - Towards an Understanding I am in complete disagreement with Corrado and Cohen's theory of political terrorism. I believe that political terrorism is committed by dominant, aggressive males in positions of power, acting with other dominant, aggressive males for more power, money, or status, and without regard to the spiritual nature of human kind. I believe that dividing political terrorism into state or anti state terrorism, does not get to the root cause of terrorism. To uncov

Terrorism. It is a word that strikes fear into many. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time, and has caused empires to rise, fall, and allowed people to gain power. Terrorism is a growing problem in this unstable world. A simple act of terrorism can cause tensions to break between two countries, as seen with Israel and Palestine s conflicts due to religious beliefs and territory disputes. Among the various potential threats are wars with neighboring countries, missile attacks

Do you remember the conflict that America had in the Persian Gulf a few years back? An incident occurred there where a man drove a truck loaded with explosives into the building where more than 100 Marines were stationed. He blew up the building, along with the Marines. The incident was published by the AP Press soon after. Now do you remember the bombing just four years ago, in Oklahoma City? Suspects Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols drove a Ryder Van loaded with 4,800 pounds of fertili