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Argumentative Essay On War On Terrorism

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AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

HOW EFFECTIVE IS U.S. GOVERNMENT POLICY IN COUNTERING TERRORISM

VICTOR RAY HOLLIFIELD
TERRORISM AND COUNTERTERRORISM INTL450

10 DECEMBER 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The United States of America has for centuries been confronted with many situations of terror. However, these situations had never before the 2001 September attack made Americans feel anxious about their safety. Most times that American security was threatened, the war was conventional, and the country’s military was always prepared for the attacks. However, the 2001 September terrorist attack awakened America to an age of unconventional terror and heightened anxiety. The aftermath of the attack forced the USA to change its view and tactics of dealing with terrorism drastically. Having identified the need to deal with terrorism from its roots, president’s Bush administration declared war on terror with the aim of bringing Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden to justice and to stop further attacks and existence of other terrorist groups. According to Urgoji (2017), the first tactic that the government used was to place economic and military sanctions on states that were perceived to harbor or fund terrorism.[footnoteRef:1] The other tactic the USA employed was increasing global surveillance and intelligence sharing among its allied states. The third policy initiated involved the USA invasion of Iraq targeting Al-Qaeda and Taliban camps. Some of the domestic policies
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