Terrorism And Its Effects On The United States

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Terrorism has continuously played a brutal role in frightening societies across the world. There are many nations that have faced horrible issues and continue to try to find a solution but to no avail, because terrorism still exists around the world. There are many questions that have still gone unanswered and many governments are finding some relief “with considerable assistance from anti-terrorism organizations (Fischer, 2002).” Terrorist can strike not just large cities, but communities of any size. While no amount of planning or mitigation can remove the risk from terrorism, hazard mitigation and preparedness can help reduce the possibility of an attack. Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of intimidation, coercion, or ransom. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorizes terrorism in the U.S. as one of two types (Watson, 2002): 1. Domestic Terrorism; terrorist activities that focus on facilities or populations within the United States without foreign direction or purpose. 2. International Terrorism; terrorist activities that are foreign based and/or sponsored by organizations or groups outside the U.S. for political or societal progression. Victims can be anyone who have died or injured in terrorist activities, they can belong to any country, be of any religion, culture, state, class, color or diversified factor; though, little attention and analysis
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