Terrorism Essays


Islamic Terrorism Essay

  Islamic terrorism: The Radicalization of Religion   Abstract This essay focuses on radical Islamic terrorism, from its roots in the Shia rebellion that led to the Iranian Revolution to the modern day terrorist group Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS.  It discusses how 9-11 introduced many Westerners to the idea of radical Islamic terrorism and the self-proclaimed holy warriors who Continue Reading... Continue Reading...

Free Trade Vs Protectionism

enslaved or otherwise mistreated, the proceeds are going to terrorism and so forth. References Bartlett, B. (2016). Free Trade Vs. Protectionism: Why History Matters. The Fiscal Times. Retrieved 21 August 2016, from http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2011/03/11/Free-Trade-Vs-Protectionism-Why-History-Matters Chmielewski, T. (2016). Free Trade Vs. Protectionism. Smallbusiness.chron.com. Retrieved 21 August 2016, from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/trade-vs.-protectionism-3830.html Continue Reading...

Research Approaches in Maritime Security

imminent threats in place. One of the common imminent threats, which are always a threat, is terrorism. terrorism is not a matter of concern to only particular countries; it is a global aspect that has to be fought on all fronts. The existence of the ISPS Code serves to better the chances for the countries to engage together, using common grounds and common tools to fight it. From the recommendations by the then United Nations secretary, Mr. Annan, terrorism is a global issue with large-scale effects and must be fought on all fronts. It is not possible to have a… Continue Reading...

Logical Model for Counterterrorism in Africa

Boko-Haram In order to effectively neutralize the Boko Haram in Nigeria, I suggest a combination of strategies including the use of military force combined with education and economic empowerment programs. The Nigerian authorities need to incorporate partnerships and conduct a host of operations mentioned above within the Boko Haram strongholds. This model describes the aims and contribution of the various stakeholders. The implementation of such a model, collectively, will enable the authorities to undermine the strengths of Boko Haram on economic, psychological and military front (Siollun, 2015). Although the military alone cannot stop the insurgency, it has a critical role… Continue Reading...

Ending Terrorism in Africa

and economic developments on the global scene (Bamfo, 2013). terrorism stands on the way of many development agenda. It is as much a hindrance to the national economic agenda as much as it inhibits efforts to attain the Millennium Development Goals. A lot of resources are focused on reconstructing installations that have been destroyed. Sometimes, there is heavy ransom that is paid to these groups for abductions. There is need for cooperation among African nations if peace and tranquility is to be achieved. Literature Review Findings African countries have made commendable efforts to combat terrorism. Efforts have been made… Continue Reading...

Enlightenment

with false starts and failures, violent schisms, world wars, imperialism, terrorism, irrational nationalism, extreme religious war, information overload, pollution and the threat of nuclear annihilation that indicate failure of the rational model promised by the Enlightenment. On the premise of this dichotomy of hope and failure, this essay critically demonstrates the failure of the Enlightenment project, especially from a social and moral perspective. The essay particularly considers how Enlightenment has led to the destruction of morality. In his book, After Virtue, Scottish philosopher Alasdair Macintyre presents a strong assertion that the Enlightenment project has not succeeded in fulfilling its… Continue Reading...

Enhancing Ship and Port Security Globally

common imminent threats, which are always a threat, is terrorism. terrorism is not a matter of concern to only particular countries; it is a global aspect that has to be fought on all fronts. The existence of the ISPS Code serves to better the chances for the countries to engage together, using common grounds and common tools to fight it. From the recommendations by the then United Nations secretary, Mr. Annan, terrorism is a global issue with large-scale effects and must be fought on all fronts. It is not possible to have a view that some nations and individuals… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

the "American dream" and those same people do not condone or associate with those that would support terrorism or any lesser level of anti-American hatred. However, 9/11 is still fresh in the minds of many people and this will not change for some time to come. The Arab/Jew dynamic is also something that will flare up (and has in the past) in this country. There are many other examples that one could use. However, this would seem to be the prominent one to look at beyond the plight of more entrenched groups like African-Americans and Latinos. In addition to… Continue Reading...

Modern Problems in Nigeria

terrorist activities. Doing so will allow it to determine crucial links that could reduce the instances of terrorism. It is the role of the Nigerian citizens to rapidly report any instances of terrorism. Ideally, they could do so prior to these acts actually emerging. Therefore, they can help to provide additional intelligence that can in the connection between media analysis and terrorist events. This group has the most to gain from this study. The government has the next most to gain from the study because it will have hegemony over its land. Boko Haram is the final stakeholder that… Continue Reading...

When Work Disappears

countries are increasingly tightening their immigration policies in the wake of factors such as terrorism. Shifting to the non-traditional worker, therefore, seems the future of the labor force. In the U.S. alone, non-traditional workers now comprise a significant proportion of the entire workforce. The shift to non-traditional workers has been informed by factors such as increased demand for work flexibility and work-life balance. The contemporary worker increasingly desires jobs that offer these two aspects. Non-traditional employment benefits not only the worker, but also the employer. With more non-permanent employees, organizations' expenditure on human resource management reduces in the long… Continue Reading...

Working for International Peace

aid the Christian government of Nigeria with forces that are opposed to terrorism. This aid will include those marshaled and containing troops from the United States, Western Europe, and the United Nations in general. It is critical to supply the Nigerian government with the supplies and manpower to counteract the terrorist efforts of Boko Haram. These resources will include increasing surveillance of public places, and systematically attempting to regain territory which Boko Haram has captured. Logic Model or Logframe The logic model for this particular case study will be predicated on determining which counter-terrorist methods are the most effective… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Africa Study Design

in assessing that relationship. In the case of a study addressing terrorism in African (Boko-Haram specifically), regression may be used because of the qualitative study's assessment of the relationship among the various qualitative variables (sex, gender, religion, geographical region) and the spread of Boko-Haram's influence. The considerations I have made relative to techniques of analysis are that for this particular case of Boko-Haram in Africa, it is important to understand how the variables relate, because it is a complex situation in which there are multiple factors in play. In the case of qualitative variables, using regression analysis, zero-one variables… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

so that there was a quantitative analysis of the number of threats that this continent faced regarding terrorism and counterterrorism. Additionally, I would deploy a statistical analysis to provide additional quantitative data. I would buttress these results with a qualitative study that yielded additional knowledge into the nature of those threats. This would involve in-depth details of the means of carrying about these threats, and how they could be counteracted. As per the guidelines issued in the USAID (2013), I would formulate my study along the lines of beginning with the quantitative analysis. This analysis would determine the exact… Continue Reading...

Counter Terrorism in Africa Policy Design

.....ending terrorism in Africa, the methods employed should be oriented towards measuring outputs. The outputs that are expected with this particular study are the ending of terrorism in Africa. The inputs are the various strategies and programs that are implemented in order to bring about this outcome. The outcome has to be measured in a quantitative manner in order that a statistical analysis can be performed. Thus, the type of quantitative study that could be utilized here may depend upon the type of… Continue Reading...

Florida Congressmen

on Key Legislation Bill Nelson Democrat Yes: SB 2040 (override the veto of legislation allowing terrorism lawsuits) Yes: U.S. Senate Joint resolution (support sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia) No: SB 3100 (removes federal funding from "sanctuary cities") No: SB 2193 (increases penalties for illegal reentry into the country) Marco Rubio Republican Yes: SB 2040 (override the veto of legislation allowing terrorism lawsuits) Yes: Joint Resolution 39 (supporting the sale of military equipment to Saudi Arabia) Yes: SB 3100 (remove federal funding from sanctuary cities) Yes: SB 2193 (increase penalties for illegal reentry into the country) According to Rep. Gus Bilirakis'… Continue Reading...

Persuasive Speech

Outline I.) Introduction a. Attention Getter: Think about the concerns tied to illegal immigration such as terrorism, lack of jobs, costs in terms of tax and how prevalent it is becoming in the present day. b. Relevance: Illegal immigration in the United States is the highest in the world compared to any other nation. c. In accordance to statistics, there were approximately 11.1 million illegal immigrants in the United States (Krogstad et al.) d. Credibility: I have done research on illegal immigration, its benefits and shortcomings from various secondary sources. e. Thesis: I am going to… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

to conduct surveillance. There should be a link to espionage or terrorism, demonstrated, before collecting personal information of American citizens. The public needs to actively participate in this debate in order to cast light on misleading statements and hold sources of such information accountable. It is important to note that security and liberty are not incapable concepts. Evidently, the national security agency is pursuing extremely intrusive and illegal surveillance of people's phone calls and electronic communications. It is important for congress to carefully review the strong tools of surveillance that grant the government such right. It should institute mechanisms… Continue Reading...

Marriott Internationals Management Style

of the most dynamic industries, constantly bombarded by challenges such as terrorism as well as changing consumer tastes and preferences. Marriott has over the years weathered these challenges, growing from a small, family root beer company to an international hotel chain. Therefore, there is reason to believe that the organisation is managed properly. Senior Management's Role in Preparing the Organisation for Change The role of the senior management in preparing the organisation for change cannot be overemphasised. The top management plays a crucial role in communicating the vision and urgency for change, addressing employee concerns as a result of… Continue Reading...

Team America Surveillance and Espionage

.....motif of surveillance features prominently in Captain America: Civil War. More importantly, the film features the ability of a powerful state entity to control the behavior of its citizens. The types of surveillance and brainwashing depicted in Captain America: Civil War are completely different from those used by the American government. However, the methods of surveillance used by the American government to spy on its own people may be no less sinister. The methods of surveillance used by the government cannot directly control peoples' minds and behavior of individuals, but can control other dimensions of the daily lives of citizens.… Continue Reading...

Drone Strikes and Politics in Movies

of casualties in counterterrorism units while simultaneously targeting top terrorism suspects, the effects of the drone strikes can be devastating on the local innocents, the civilians caught in the drone fire, and may even have some detrimental long-term effects such as increased acts of terror or reduction of the credibility of counterterrorism. Public attitudes towards the use of drones vary considerably. In the United States, attitudes toward the use of drone strikes as a counterterrorism tactic "is moved more by legal principles than by military effectiveness," (Kreps and Wallace). Given the ways drones can be reframed as legally problematic,… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Nigerian Terrorism

at Daggers Drawn? Boko Haram and the State of Emergency in Nigeria. Studies in Conflict and terrorism 37(1): 41-67. Boko Haram technically started in 2002 but has been especially active since 2009. Since then, the organization has worked hard to discredit the Nigerian government and replace it with an Islamic state based on Sharia law. Boko Haram is inspired by international radical Islam, and has taken root in northeastern Nigeria. Violence is integral to the Boko Haram methods. More than 3500 people have died so far directly due to Boko Haram. The Nigerian government has tried negotiations and offers… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

traditional military forces are becoming obsolete because a rise in the act of terrorism has become a new method that non-state actors employ in waging war. While the book enhances a greater understanding about the U.S. military and economic dominance, nevertheless, it fails to discuss how the United States can employ in maintaining its military dominance with a present rise in the act of terrorism and cyber warfare. Nevertheless, the book has enhanced a greater understanding about a collapse of Eurasia and dissolution of former Soviet Union that has led to the rise of the United States as the… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Nigeria and Boko Haram

Ending terrorism in Africa: Diverging Approaches for Fighting Boko Haram Insurgency Boko Haram insurgency has been a plague to peace and prosperity in Nigeria. In recent years, the organization has become increasingly more violent and connected with transnational terrorist organizations. Boko Haram threatens to destabilize Nigeria, as the group has carried out attacks on Nigerian infrastructure in addition to high-profile events like the abduction of school children in 2014 (Blanchard, 2014). Although the roots of Boko Haram can be traced to global Islamic fundamentalism, in Nigeria there are a host… Continue Reading...

Better Relationship with Russia a New U.s. Policy

agreements, and secure the world's nations against the spread of terrorism. This policy will enable the U.S. to maintain a dominant role in the globalized world while allowing other nations to play a leadership role as well, as every nation seeks to establish a conduit to prosperity for itself. Policy Recommendations The policy recommendations of this paper can be broken down into 3 points: 1) Russia is helping Syria to turn back the advances made by ISIS in the Middle East. For years, the U.S. has sought regime change in Syria, as the PNAC papers show (Donnelly). However, this… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

of the attack Patriot Act -- rushed through Congress with reckless abandon. [9: G. Mantri, Homegrown terrorism. Harvard International Review, 33(1): 94.] THE BACKGROUND TO IMMIGRATION POLICIES IN THE U.S. National security became the foremost important issue in America following 9/11. Hafetz (2012) points out that since the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, "several areas of overlap between immigration and national security law" have occurred.[footnoteRef:10] Towards identifying the purveyors of violence against Americans, legislators and leaders in American politics have adopted "narratives that pit the rights of others (whether defined as immigrants of… Continue Reading...

Muslim Youth Identity in Biculturalism America

has been renegotiated and redefined through the lenses of fear and terrorism, leading to the perception of threat by others that cause identity conflicts. To resolve those conflicts, Muslim youth in America find solidarity through their communities. In some cases, biculturalism can be a significant source of strength as individuals can navigate their identities through multiple communities. References Bratt, C. (2015). One of few or one of many: Social identification and psychological well-being among minority youth. British Journal of Social Psychology 54, pp. 671-694. Britto, P.R. (2008). Who Am I? Ethnic Identity Formation of Arab Muslim Children in Contemporary… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

Boko Haram and the State of Emergency in Nigeria. Studies in Conflict and terrorism 37(1): 41-67. One of the leading analysts on Boko Haram here provides a detailed overview of the group, discussing how Boko Haram emerged out of the chaotic instability in northern Nigeria, what specific demands and issues the group has presented and how those demands have changed, how they recruit, and also the methods Boko Haram uses to facilitate and carry out its operations. According to Abgiboa (2013a), "more than 3,500 people have died in Nigeria since 2009," (p. 41). Negotiations with the group have failed,… Continue Reading...

Pnac the Osp and Iraqs Wmds

to sign a letter to President Bush in the wake of 9/11 urging a "war on international terrorism."[footnoteRef:6] In effect, this group was supplanting policy for intelligence -- in other words, the initiative for action in Iraq would be based on a pre-fabricated policy of the PNAC rather than on actual factual intelligence. The "facts" that Powell used did not come from CIA or MI6 officers; and officers within the CIA and MI6 supported the invasion policy of PNAC to the extent that they did little to counter the prevailing opinion. The PNAC members, who aligned themselves with the… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Diffusion Of Innovation

Spread of Military Innovations: Adoption Capacity Theory, Tactical Incentives, and the Case of Suicide terrorism. Security Studies, 23:513 -- 547. Osumah, O. (2013). Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria and the vicious cycle of internal insecurity. Small Wars and Insurgencies 24(3): 536-560. White, H. & Sabarwal, S. (2014). Quasi-experimental design and methods. UNICEF. Retrieved online: https://www.unicef-irc.org/publications/pdf/brief_8_quasi-experimental%20design_eng.pdf Continue Reading...

Niger Delta Militants

kept anonymous. The interviews revealed a "definitional haze" surrounding how terrorism is defined and how critical theory can show the lack of awareness by major stakeholders attempting to address the problems inherent in the situation (p. 30). The findings of the study are tied directly to the research questions and the relation of the qualitative analysis to the research questions is clearly described and discussed. Implications for further research are discussed in terms of social implications and the adequate formulation of policies to address the needs of the "indigenous inhabitants of the region" (p. 31). The overall evaluation of… Continue Reading...

Terrorist Group Leaders

the belief that social and political change can only be achieved through terrorism (Corte, 2007). Using the art of propaganda, terrorist leaders socialize their followers into this belief. Indeed, the spread of terrorism and that of propaganda work in a similar fashion. In most cases, terrorist groups emanate from minority groups that feel marginalized by the majority mainly on political, social, and religious issues. The minorities then attempt to influence the majority to consider their views and interests. Through persistence, the minority may successfully change or influence the majority. Terrorist leaders use a similar approach. By propagating fear and… Continue Reading...

Mixed Methods Designs

pragmatic. With factors such as globalization, advancements in communication, changing social behaviour, and the increased threat of global terrorism, researchers cannot afford to be reliant on single-method designs (Trahan & Stewart, 2013). Researchers must select the methods that offer the highest practical efficacy. For instance, as shown by quantitative research, crime can be explained by individual, group, and structural-level factors. Applied research has, however, shown that processes and outcomes in criminal justice can generate different impacts on individual perceptions. This means that in reality, "different levels of stimuli do not exert an independent influence on patterns of crime" (Trahan… Continue Reading...

21st Century Isaiah Bible Christian

similar to those faced by the original readers of Isaiah. For example, the author might point out that trans-national terrorism mirrors the dissolution of the geographically defined nation. terrorism would then be reframed as part of God's plan to unite the world of believers via a vision of spiritual nationhood based on faith. Jerusalem, interestingly, remains central to the theology of a 21st century Isaiah, as the seat of God's spiritual and practical power. References Brueggeman, W., Linafelt, T., (2012). An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination. Lousiville: Westminster John Knox Press. Notes taken passim… Continue Reading...

Apple Vs Federal Government

a duty to protect its citizens, particularly in the wake of increased terrorism threats. Without a doubt, there are no straightforward answers to this dilemma, even with constitutional provisions that expressly protect privacy. Even so, a balance can be found between privacy and security. It is important for American citizens to understand that technology can significantly hinder the government's ability to guarantee national security. There are times when privacy has to be bypassed for national security to be guaranteed. In essence, it is imperative for citizens to surrender a little more privacy if they indeed need absolute security. On… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

challenging, warranting even more effective leadership (Laver, 2008). Military organizations now grapple with challenges such as craftier enemies, international terrorism, increased incidence of natural disasters, and reduced budgetary allocations. Internally, military organizations face challenges relating to issues such as personnel motivation and retention, capacity building, and veteran welfare. Yet, military organizations must constantly ensure national security. Navigating the increasingly complex security environment requires military leaders to have certain qualities. This paper discusses these qualities. Attention is particularly paid to situational leadership, integrity, people skills, effective communication, time management skills, teamwork, coping with stress, succession planning, and service leadership. Situational… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

fundamentally influence all businesses in a certain nation. Political risks in tandem with global terrorism has given rise to the terrorism Risk Insurance Act that covers business against risk of terrorism. Another aspect of global business is corruption. This is a circumstance where businesses are capable of unlawfully changing pertinent public or private decision making through bribery, extortion and blackmail. Public corruption encompasses making such unlawful payments to government whereas private corruption incorporates business corruption that encompasses individuals and private businesses. The legal setting takes into account the civil, common and theocratic law legal systems. Some of the types… Continue Reading...

Norway, England, Wales, and the United States

units in England and Wales that investigate for the government, most concentrate their efforts on counter terrorism intelligence. The United States is similar in their investigations, letting the police force perform criminal investigations. However, the United States government has various government agencies performing investigations from food and safety to the environment. The Federal Bureau of Investigation lends to federal level investigations into a myriad of areas including crime and civil issues. Because the United States is large and has a large population, their efforts towards investigative services serve at mainly the federal level. Norway, unlike the other two countries,… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

is a world financial center, whereas Ukraine is at the nexus of several malignant strains of sociality -- from terrorism to political corruption to revolution to ongoing civil strife and military conflict. Historical Context Directive No. 91/477/EC was adopted by the European Commission in 1991 and amended in 2008 with Directive 2008/51/EC. The directive legislated that member EU states meet the minimum firearm requirements. The Czech Republic was one country that was particularly impacted by the legislation as its rules on firearm ownership had been lax prior to the directive. Directive No. 91/477/EC was based on the premise of… Continue Reading...

Is Mandatory Military Service a Good Idea

times need to be compelled through compulsory service. As Simon and Lovrich (2009) point out, the War on terrorism has propelled the nation into a new environment in which security and defense are top priorities. In such times, a country cannot depend upon the hope that citizens will volunteer their time in military service in defense of the country. It becomes imperative at such moments for mandatory military service to be enacted so that the nation can be sure of being prepared at all times to oppose its enemies and maintain its security. This paper will show why mandatory… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban and Why It Is Bad

clear reason to oppose the ban, which affects students and professionals -- far more than it curtails terrorism. Finally, the Trump travel ban has already had a detrimental effect on the economy, both domestic and international. As a travel ban, the executive order directly deals a blow to the lucrative business and leisure tourism sectors (Torbati, 2017). The downturn in travel is not just from nationals of the six affected Muslim nations, but has had a cross over effect in which people from around the world are now opting out of visiting the United States; whole conferences have been… Continue Reading...

Muslims As an Ethnicity in the United States

(2001). Muslims in U.S. politics: Recognized and integrated, or seduced and abandoned? SAIS Review, 21(2): 91-102. Mantri, G. (2011). Homegrown terrorism. Harvard International Review, 33(1), 88-104. Melissinos, G. (2014). From backlash to mobilization: Muslim American prayer spaces in post-9/11 New York. Graduate Center, City University of New York. Retrieved from http://academicworks.cuny.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1144&context=gc_etds Pew Research Center. (2007). Muslim Americans. Sheridan, L. (2006). Islamophobia pre- and post-September 11th, 2001. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21(3): 317-336 Turner, R. B. (2003). Islam in the African-American Experience. IN: Indiana Continue Reading...

Counter Terrorism Community Policing and Changes

more likely" to deal with mundane daily events than on anything related to terrorism. Yet the role of police in counterterrorism remains nebulous. At the same time, centralization has increased and improved communication among various departments and has enabled information sharing. 2. Javier's attitude toward illegal immigration is understandable and it is helpful to have someone like him on the force. Too often, officers react in rigid ways to the perceived threat of illegal immigration because they have been told by the media and perhaps by their superior officers to take an antagonistic approach to illegal immigrants. Javier understands… Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

and we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay – because we counter terrorism not just through intelligence and military action, but by remaining true to our Constitutional ideals, and setting an example for the rest of the world. (cited in Gerstein, 2014, para. 2) Notwithstanding the U.S. Defense Department’s assertions to the contrary that the Guantanamo naval base is essential to the nation’s security interests, many analysts argue that the base should be closed -- and closed today. Indeed, Nazaryan (2014) emphasizes that, “Guantanamo Bay evokes morbid images the world over, but the place is, let's be honest, fundamentally… Continue Reading...

Edward Snowden Essay

major Internet companies has been in effect since 2007 as part of the global war on terrorism (Taking liberties in the name of freedom, 2013). The NSA routinely conducts espionage on foreign countries and world leaders, even those friendly to the U.S. (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The disclosure of XKeyscore, which allows the NSA to determine everything that a computer user does online (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The NSA attempt to decode encrypted data and sabotage Internet security (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The disclosure that an NSA team of hackers exists and what techniques they use (Francheschi-Bicchierai, 2014). The NSA had access to the Google… Continue Reading...

Media Theory Essay

results reveal different ways actor-network theory can be applied to different cybercrimes including theft, fraud, terrorism, espionage, and bullying. Cybertheft was broadly interpreted to include piracy of copyrighted material as well as identity theft. Research illustrates some of the psychological variables that impact actor decisions to commit cybertheft, including the social contracts unique to file-sharing websites and online communities (Lippicini, 2014). Equally as complex as cybertheft is cyberbullying, which only on the surface resembles its in-person counterpart. As Lippicini (2014) puts it, cyberbullying is “a complex network too large and diffuse to attribute a single cause because there are… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

Overview A number of aspects of the global war on terrorism, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the infamous prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and the use of torture, represent major issues for concerned American citizens.3 Likewise, the use of torture for intelligence-gathering purposes has become the increasing focus for researchers as well. For instance, Schiemann emphasizes, “To the degree that political philosophy is concerned with the proper balance between legitimate state authority, including violence, on one hand, and individual autonomy, including autonomy of the body, on the other hand, then interrogational torture is also an important problem in… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

while in the battlefield. For instance, with respect to war in terrorism, Mattis outlined the significance of fighting the terrorists and insurgents in Iraq, but at the same time shed light on how imperative it is to battle terrorism back at home in America through education and limiting the aspect of recruitment into terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda (Idriss, 2017). Interaction with his Subordinates Another notable and remarkable individuality of General Mattis is his interaction with subordinates. According to Szoldra (2016), his interrelations with junior troops and combatants over the years have gotten him renowned status amongst… Continue Reading...

Gender Neutrality in the Military Women Combat

Introduction According to online polls, whether and how women should serve in combat is one of the top social issues of 2017 (“The Most Popular Social Issues of 2017”). One of the reasons why this social issue is currently trending is that as of January 1, 2016, the military began phasing in a new policy that opens ground combat positions for women. Over 200,000 new combat positions have been open since January 2016, but “relatively few women have been trained or deployed for these jobs yet,” revealing important structural, human resources, and leadership impediments to gender equality in the military… Continue Reading...

Why Parents Should Be Liable for Their Children\'s Bullying

currently classified as “bullying” (and therefore the schools’ problem) instead of “crimes,” “hate crimes” or “ terrorism,” the problem of bullying would take care of itself in short order. Parents who are unwilling or unable to counsel their children concerning bullying should not only be required to pay out the nose for any pain and/or suffering experienced by their children’s targeted victims, they should be required to attend parenting and anger management seminars and/or complete bullying prevention-related community service. Indeed, in some extreme cases, parents should be required to serve actual jail or prison time as well. This type of… Continue Reading...

Implementing Compassionate Immigration Reform

while keeping out those who cannot as well as those who want to commit acts of terrorism. The skills-based Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act merit system that is currently being considered to evaluate foreigners seeking entry into the United States similar to the practices is a step in the right direction (Kopan, 2017). The RAISE Act would assign higher levels of preference for potential immigrants who can speak English, who have the economic means to support themselves, and the education and experience to contribute to the American economy. Likewise, the initiatives that have been implemented by… Continue Reading...

National Security Impact Of Immigration Policy

as a Tool for National Security Of late, societal apprehension towards immigrants, criminal behavior, and terrorism have intensified, giving rise to concerns regarding the American migrant system’s efficacy in maintaining the safety of the nation’s people. Recent events revolving around crimes, weaponry crossing national boundaries and foreign- born people has triggered a series of reactions with the most intense ones demanding a sealing of borders, barring migration for individuals hailing from high- risk foreign territories, and putting a stop to refugee resettlement. Theory of Migration Migration represents mankind’s story from the outset to the current age. It has its roots in mankind’s adventure-… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

It is important to note that while we appreciate the fact that terrorism and violent crimes are real concerns in this city, the police force will not at any given time make use of or utilize military approaches or maneuvers in the handling of citizens and diffusion of normal/every-day scenarios. The overarching standard to be used when effecting arrests or in pursuit of suspected offenders will remain: Utilization of force that is either commensurate with the risk posed or objectively reasonable. Discuss the Methodology You Would Employ in Developing this New Policy The methodology adopted herein is inclusive of… Continue Reading...

Public Health Officials Using Computers to Manage Outbreaks

Introduction Digital Disease Detection, commonly referred to as digital epidemiology provided strategies and methods for allowing digital-technology users to monitor infectious disease and conduct surveillance. These strategies help in the understanding of concerns and attitudes regarding infectious diseases. The process begins with the basics, such as the availability of internet access, online sharing platforms and other digital devices. These sources offer huge amounts of data. It is important to note that while these sources collect data, they do not, do so, with public health objectives in focus (Denecke, 2017). The past few decades have seen tremendous changes in the world.… Continue Reading...

The Us Grant Programs for Emergencies

mission domains, with the following prioritized: · Development and Maintenance of terrorism Prevention Competences by Law Enforcers · Development and Upgradation of Key Urban Area and State Fusion Centers FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) This Homeland Security agency was first established under the 1978 Presidential Reorganization Plan III, and put into service under a couple of Executive Orders (EOs) on 1st April of the following year. FEMA chiefly aims at coordinating disaster response within the nation which tends to overwhelm state and local level resources. FEMA aids areas and complete states that find themselves vulnerable to a calamity or overwhelmed… Continue Reading...

Florida\'s Plan for Responding to Terrorism

Forida’s terrorism Incident Response Annex: Is It Adequate? The State of Florida’s terrorism Incident Response Annex (2014) is an adequately formed and produced procedure for how to respond to a terrorist incident. The Terrorist Event Response Process consist of two actions that are unique to emergency operations involving crisis and consequence management, as the Annex (2014) points out. The 2 actions are: “1) Identifying the event as a known, suspected, or threatened terrorist or cyber terrorist attack; and, 2) Assuring notifications to agencies are made” (p. 3-1). According to the… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

also easier for counterterrorism experts to track and monitor that activity. Naylor’s premises about terrorism financing are fine. Yes, al Qaeda and bin Laden wield the same type of financial clout as any other criminal organization. Yes, it is challenging to trace all terrorist financing, particularly when political constraints are involved, from links to America’s allies to links to charities that otherwise do good work. Naylor also harps on the origins of bin Laden and al Qaeda, the sinister collusions between the United States and the mujahedeen. However, the conclusions Naylor (2004) draws about al Qaeda and terrorist financing are… Continue Reading...

Analyzing Two Global Security Organizations

of the esteemed group CACI International, the Wexford Group addresses issues related to how terrorism and similar asymmetrical threats undermine global, national, and local security. The Wexford Group’s Operational Advising has provided services to the United States Army, and was the original contact partner for the army’s Improvised Explosive Device Task Force (Wexford Group, 2017). To ensure the privacy and confidentiality of all clients, the Wexford Group discloses information about subcontractors and employees. A discreetly hierarchical organization, the Wexford Group’s leadership structure is specifically designed with informational security in mind, to protect the integrity of client data. TAL Global… Continue Reading...

History Of Immigration in United States

1980s, the United States had established a strong policy of accepting refugees on humanitarian grounds, but terrorism and the threat of non-state actors has also led to reform of American refugee policies (McCabe 1). Immigrants in the United States have often had a liminal legal status, with “illegal” status being politically and socially constructed. Discourse on “illegal” immigration being a relatively new political issue, many immigrants in the past more readily made their way from an initially nebulous non-state status to full citizenship. The pathway to citizenship or even to legal residency can be riddled with difficulties for many… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

of the United States. While the travel ban allows some Americans to feel safe during an age where terrorism dominates, it creates racial tension and hatred; additionally, banning certain countries or immigration has been done in the United States before, showing a dark side to the nation. terrorism is a prevailing topic across the globe. From London to France, terrorism and immigration problems have generated an uneasy atmosphere that has shown a perceived increase in crime, terrorist propaganda and massacres. However, this perception is flawed. There has been a decrease in terrorist attacks, with an increase only in severity… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

world…” (Schrag) Muslim people are not responsible for the acts of terrorism seen throughout the world and should not be held responsible for the acts of a few extremist groups. To divide a country and a world by introducing legislature to outright ban certain countries makes it seem okay to discriminate others based on race and religion, at least that is the fear. When the travel ban was taken to court because of it being illegal, critics stated the reason for the travel ban was not for the safety of the country. Rather, it was to assuage the political… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

do not, however, have any reason to believe that a lasting peace would reduce the terrorism against the United States. Lahoud's study of terrorist ideology highlights several key commonalities. The belief in a defensive struggle, jihad al-daf, is one of them. This defensive struggle is against many forces. In some cases, the jihad against other sects of Islam, but it is also against one's enemies and the allies of those enemies. So for example, Shiite Muslims are locked in a centuries-old conflict with Sunni, and the US has clearly staked itself against the main Shiite country, Iran, which is… Continue Reading...

Preventing an Influenza Pandemic

Macintyre, A., Gostin, L., Inglesby, T., O’Toole, T., DeAtley, C., Tonat, K., Layton, M. (2001). Large-scale quarantine following biological terrorism in the United States: scientific examination, logistic and legal limits, and possible consequences. JAMA, 286(21), 2711-7. Cetron, M., Landwirth, J. (2005). Public health and ethical considerations in planning for quarantine. Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 78, 325-330. Continue Reading...

Private Security Vs National Security

oversees the process of training civilian security and law enforcement personnel in routine police procedures involving terrorism issues, Department of State officials often work with foreign countries to construct a policy that will better enable the effective means of readying personnel in addressing bomb threats, investigations, security (airport, building and maritime), and VIP security. This kind of direct involvement between state security apparatuses and private security forces further blurs the line between private and national. However, the perception that private security forces are somehow inferior to national security forces should be eradicated by the fact that in most cases… Continue Reading...

How the Internet Has Changed Society

population migration and geographic independence. Finally, the Internet presents new challenges in terms of cybersecurity, terrorism, and national security. The Impact of the Internet On Society Increased Dependency on Technology Just less than twenty years ago, only 4% of the world was online; now about 50% of the world is online (Rainie & Anderson, 2017, p. 1). The number of people using the Internet increases, although penetration is likely to be slower in developing countries with poor infrastructure development. Overall, the Internet has increased dependency on technology at almost every level of society. Governments, public utilities, and all finance… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Education and Theory Bible

for conflict resolution. http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/conflict/cunningham.htm#chap3 Dixit, M. (2004). Theories of conflict resolution. Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies. http://www.ipcs.org/article/ terrorism/theories-of-conflict-resolution-an-analysis-1531.html Liberty University School of Education (n.d.). Defined Dispositions for the Liberty University School of Education.   Continue Reading...