Terrorism Essay

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     A gunshot, an explosion, and screaming heard. That is what is generally thought of when one hears the word "Terrorism". In most cases it is true, but there are many other types of terrorism. Most terrorist incidents in the United States have been bombing attacks, involving explosive devices, tear gas and pipe bombs. (Collins, B. 1)The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) categorizes terrorism in the U.S. as either; domestic or international terrorism. 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. Terrorists often use threats to create fear among the public, to try to …show more content…
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     Besides individual leadership into terrorism, the KGB was a recent group of leaders that would intimidate any anti-soviet behavior, by the way of interrogation and trial of any suspects that they considered suspicious. The KGB handled internal functions such as surveillance of the Soviet population to make sure that everyone was loyal to its country. (Quaide, D. 1)
     Terrorism can be classified in many ways, from destruction of buildings, to

destroying or invading of computers. The face of technology has changed the way terrorist carry out their acts, while the intentions are still the same. The intelligence systems, security, procedures, and equipment that were once expected to protect the U.S. people, are now becoming powerless against this new type of technology.
     Individual terrorism has many forms such as hijacking of commercial airplanes or cruise ships. But the most recent, frequent type throughout the U.S. consists of Bomb-mobiles or vehicles loaded with explosives to be used in residential areas.(Hancock, L. 2) The terrorist act at the Federal Building in Oklahoma City left 169 adults and children dead and the entire city in trauma. (Collins, B. 1)
     The Uni-Bomber was another well known terrorist. He used homemade explosives to package boxes so when the victim opened it, he wasn't supposed to live. He targeted individuals as well as
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