The Terrorist Attacks Of The United States Essay

2060 WordsDec 7, 20169 Pages
Introduction Living the United State when one thinks of a terrorist attacks often their mind will first go to a larger scale attack such as the events of September 11th 2001. “September 11, 2001 changed the United States forever, the terrorist attack that day marked a dramatic escalation in a trend toward more destructive terrorist attacks which began in the 1980s. It also reflected a trend toward more indiscriminate targeting among international terrorists. The vast majority of the more than 3,000 victims of the attack were civilians. In addition, the attack represented the first known case of suicide attacks carried out by international terrorists in the United States.” (Waston, 2002) However as the years have gone by we have come to learn that terrorist attacks are not always on a large scale and that even one person who is inspired by the ideologies of a terrorist group without being directly connected to them can carry out attacks. Those that engage in this type of terrorism are referred to as lone wolf terrorist. A recent example of such an even was the mass shooting at the San Bernardino Inland Regional Center in December of 2015. Synopsis On December 2, 2015 80 employees of the San Bernardino county health department were attending a holiday event. The event was taking place in the convention building at the Inland Regional Center. At around 11 a.m. two shooters with semiautomatic rifles and pistols walked in and opened fire. Fourteen were killed and 21 wounded.
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