Security and Domestic Terrorism Essay

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EDM 501 – Domestic Terrorism -Module 3 – Case:
Security and Domestic Anti-Terrorism (Part 1)
May 2012

What are the limits of power of the FBI in pursuing surveillance of potential terrorists within and without the U.S.?
In your view, is the FBI adequately organized, staffed, and trained to perform the myriad of missions tasked?
Based on the readings and your research, what is the status of the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2011 and resultant action on the key divisive issues?
Explain the Department of Homeland Security's role in combating domestic terrorism. What sub agencies are involved? What are their missions?
In your opinion, what vulnerabilities would a terrorist see based on your answers to the
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Groups of SWAT are in constant combat and physical readiness, study forms and methods of carrying out terrorist acts, particularly the behavior of terrorists in their environment, as well as special skills to negotiate with the terrorists to release hostages, detainees on the U.S. territory (Dyson 2011, p. 132).
There exists a special unit Commando in the FBI for military operations to free hostages on board the aircraft. Training and arming of the unit are similar to SWAT. In case of emergency, caused by large-scale terrorist attacks, the FBI headquarters and each of its administration in the U.S. have plans of action. These plans regulate the order of potential operations, channels of communication within departments and the FBI with other agencies, use of personnel, use of special equipment or weapons, precise plans, diagrams and descriptions of objects that may be the targets of terrorist attacks. However, these plans are unlikely to be implemented in real life as special classes were not conducted.
Based on the readings and your research, what is the status of the USA Patriot Improvement and Reauthorization Act of 2011 and resultant action on the key divisive issues?
The USA Patriot Act includes the definition of terrorism contained in the current federal legislation. It has expanded the concept of federal crime of terrorism to include a number of serious violent crimes in
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