`` Inside Terrorism `` By Bruce Hoffman

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The vice of gambling is not an addiction that I indulge in, luckily. That said I would venture a guess, or better yet place a bet that you have never read a book titled “Inside Terrorism” written by Bruce Hoffman. In his book Bruce Hoffman defines terrorism as “the deliberate creation and exploitation of fear through violence or the threat of violence in the pursuit of political change.” The United States does not have the luxury of kicking back and watching from the sidelines the war against terrorism take place. Currently the USA is not only involved in but is one of the prime combatants against terrorism in the following wars: War in Afghanistan, War in North-West Pakistan, and the War on ISIL. The effects of war are not ones that US citizens should continue to live with and permit if technology can be implemented to reduce and effectively combat terrorism. Some of the more severe effects of war are first and foremost lives of American soldiers being cut short, soldiers acquiring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and a monumental economic impact and drain of the hardworking American citizens’ tax dollars. What were once yester year’s dreams and subjects of science fiction novels has materialized into reality for the US and its arsenal to fight terrorism. Drones are an effective weapon against terrorism, and their use when justified save lives of American soldiers, reduce incidences of PTSD, and decrease the economic impact of war. Each and every soldier that
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