The Fight Against International Terrorism

1535 Words Aug 16th, 2015 7 Pages
As the fight against international terrorism gears up for renewed hostilities in areas of the Middle East against old foes and new organizations that have brought their extremists views to the battlefields, the socio-economic issues currently plaguing the stability of Yemen provide the backdrop for the most potent threat to the U.S. homeland and its interests in the region. This Red Cell Analysis will provide a historical overview and internal look at the terrorist organization known as Al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula while uncovering which intelligence collection programs housed throughout the U.S. Intelligence Community are best suited at countering and defeating the tactics used by this often violent extremist organization. Additionally, this paper will distinguish which members of the IC will be the best collectors of the needed intelligence to thwart any future attacks plotted by this organization as well as identifying the proper intelligence analysis strategies that will be most effective in eliminating this group and their objectives from the battlefield. Since earning its designation as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on January 19, 2010, the group’s goals have remained consistent with the standards and disciplines found throughout militant jihad, which “aims to purge Muslim countries of Western influence and replace secular “apostate” governments with fundamentalist Islamic regimes observant of sharia” (Council on Foreign Relations 2015). Its regional…
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