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

the ethical thing to do such as when workers are 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

day's most worrying aspect of insecurity 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… Continue Reading...

Enlightenment

also scared 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… Continue Reading...

Enhancing Ship and Port Security Globally

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 view that some nations and… Continue Reading...

Impact Of Brown Vs Board Of Education

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 Arabs, Latinos… Continue Reading...

Modern Problems in Nigeria

and 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… Continue Reading...

When Work Disappears

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 run,… Continue Reading...

Working for International Peace

is to 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… Continue Reading...

Terrorism in Africa Study Design

multivariate techniques such as regression can be useful 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… Continue Reading...

Qualitative and Quantitative Methods

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 number of counterterrorism… 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 evaluation that is to be undertaken.… Continue Reading...

Florida Congressmen

-- U.S. Senate Partisan Affiliation Voting Record 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)… Continue Reading...

Persuasive Speech

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 urge you to see the need for more stringent… Continue Reading...

Government’s Right to Spy

the authority of the government 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… 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

numbers 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… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Nigerian Terrorism

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 of amnesty in exchange for… Continue Reading...

The Grand Chessboard Book Analysis

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 only… 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 of… Continue Reading...

Better Relationship with Russia a New U.s. Policy

mutually-beneficial aims, solidify trade 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… Continue Reading...

Muslim Americans and the Impact Of September 11th

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 terrorism suspects) against… Continue Reading...

Muslim Youth Identity in Biculturalism America

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 U.S. Society.… Continue Reading...

Nigeria Boko Haram and African Terrorism

Drawn? 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… Continue Reading...

Pnac the Osp and Iraqs Wmds

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 policy paper of Israel's Oded Yinon, set… Continue Reading...

Boko Haram and Diffusion Of Innovation

Gilli, M. (2014). The 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

the identities of participants, for confidential purposes, are 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… 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

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 & Stewart,… Continue Reading...

21st Century Isaiah Bible Christian

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 from Watts, J.D. W. (2005).… Continue Reading...

Apple Vs Federal Government

government has 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… Continue Reading...

Security Leader in a Military Organization

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 Leadership The fundamental idea… Continue Reading...

Introduction to Global Business

risks that 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… Continue Reading...

Norway, England, Wales, and the United States

various collaborative 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… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of Legislation on Violence

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 the EU's abolishment of internal borders: the open borders policy… Continue Reading...

Is Mandatory Military Service a Good Idea

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 military service for all able bodied citizens… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban and Why It Is Bad

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 called off (Schaper, 2017).… Continue Reading...

Muslims As an Ethnicity in the United States

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

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 that the situation with… Continue Reading...

Guantanamo Bay Essay

transfers 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,… Continue Reading...

Edward Snowden Essay

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 and Yahoo… Continue Reading...

Media Theory Essay

cybercrime. The 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… Continue Reading...

Torture and Interrogation Essay

conclusion. Background and 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… Continue Reading...

General James Mattis Leadership

Mattis utilized combative approach 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… 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

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 “get-tough” policy… 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

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- seeking spirit… Continue Reading...

Improving Public Relations Between the Police Department and the Citizens

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 not only the… 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

Response 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… 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… Continue Reading...

Bin Laden Al Qaeda Financing Crime

business activities and/or launder money, and 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… 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

1). By the 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… Continue Reading...

The Trump 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 (Foley) If the United States under President Trump… Continue Reading...

The Trump Travel Ban

to the United States in much of the 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… Continue Reading...

Israeli-palestinian Conflict

parties. I 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,… Continue Reading...

Preventing an Influenza Pandemic

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

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 these private… Continue Reading...

How the Internet Has Changed Society

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 and… Continue Reading...

Conflict Resolution Education and Theory Bible

(1998). Theoretical framework 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...

Immigration Essay

decade, the White House has attempted to crack down on illegal immigration. “In 2005 the Boarder Protection, Anti- terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act was passed in the House of Representatives, but was defeated in the Senate. The bill would have made it a Federal crime to be an illegal immigrant in the United States” (Cannon, 2010, p. 185).  Although the bill was not passed, it helped set the stage like the Know-Nothing Party did in the late 19th century, to breed anti-immigrant attitudes among American voters. Many of those that disliked the arrival of undocumented immigrants felt so because… Continue Reading...

Isis Attacks in America Essay

in Europe and Is Now Bringing this Strategy to the US Radical Islamic terrorism: Is it Really the Biggest Threat Facing Domestic Security ISIS Attacks and the Trump Administration: Will the New Presidential Administration’s Approach to terrorism Increase or Decrease the Likelihood of Domestic Terrorist Attacks Related Topics Radical Islamic terrorism- What is radical Islamic terrorism?  How does it differ from the Islam practiced by the majority of Muslims?  Does the religion, itself, promote violence, or is terrorism a corruption of the religion. Afghanistan and Russia- How did Russian involvement in Afghanistan help bring about a modern era of terrorism? … Continue Reading...

Robert Mueller Investigation Essay

on Intelligence, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and terrorism, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the F.B.I., and then the Justice Department.  The investigation started with allegations that Michael Flynn, who would become Trump’s National Security Advisor; Paul Manafort, who would become chairman of the Trump campaign; Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law; and Donald Trump, Jr., all had contact with Russians who were giving them or offering to give them damaging information about Hillary Clinton in order to damage her campaign.  Later, hackers break into DNC computers, steal oppositional research on Trump, and… Continue Reading...

Warehouse Internship

value. The International Journal of Logistics Management 1192):73-82. Sheffi, Y. (2001). Supply chain management under the threat of interntional terrorism. The International Journal of Logistics Management 12(2): 1-11. Van Wassenhove, L.N. (2005). Humanitarian aid logistics. Journal of the Operational Research Society 57(5): 475-489. Continue Reading...

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 carry out these acts as a form of jihad.  In order to help explain modern terrorism, the paper discusses the roots of the Sunni/Shia split and the lingering impact that split has on the modern geopolitical… Continue Reading...

Global Operations Management

“Political instability can rear its head in the form of a coup, revolution or terrorism. You might also have to deal with a culture of bribery and organized crime, with little or no law enforcement able to help you” (Ashe-Edmonds, 2017). This can be an incredibly treacherous way to do business, and for some companies, it’s just not worth the marked savings in manufacturing overseas. Depending on what is occurring within the foreign nation politically there might be unexpected price hikes that could leave one feeling blind-sided. These are all issues that the average entrepreneur and American company need… Continue Reading...

The Active Shooter Crisis in America

Shooter? A Study of Ideological Active Shooter Events in the United States, 1970–2014.” Studies in Conflict terrorism, Vol. 38, No. 6, pp. 395-413. Ford, Jessica L. & Frei, Seth S. “Training for the Unthinkable.” Communication Studies. Vol. 67, No. 4, Oct. 2016, pp. 438-454. Fox, James Alan and DeLateur, Monica J. “ Mass Shootings in America: Moving Beyond Newtown.” Homicide Studies, Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 125-145. Fox, James Alan and Levin, Jack. “Mass Confusion Concerning Mass Murder.” The Criminologist, Vol. 40, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2015. https://crimeresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Mass-Confusion-concerning-Mass-Murder-The-Criminologist.pdf United States Department of Homeland Security. Active Shooter: How to Respond. https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/active-shooter-how-to-respond-2017-508.pdf… Continue Reading...

Health Public Policy Analysis

D.P., Kinsler, J., et al. (2016). Addressing violent extremism as public health policy and practice. Behavioral Sciences of terrorism and Political Aggression. DOI: 10.1080/19434472.2016.1198413 World Health Organization (2018). Alliance for healthy cities. http://www.who.int/life-course/partners/alliance-healthy-cities/en/ Continue Reading...

United Kingdom Freedom Of Expression Within the Social Media

pp. 112-119. Scaife, L 2017, Social Networks as the New Frontier of terrorism: #Terror, Taylor and Francis, New York, NY. Souza, M.D 2016, Spirituality in Education in a Global, Pluralized World, Routledge, London UNESCO 2018, World Trends in Freedom of Expression and Media Development: Global Report 2017/2018, UNESCO Publishing, Paris. Continue Reading...

Four Advantages Of Community Policing

times, community policing has been found to be effective in tackling terrorism. According to Coquihat(2008), there is a need to provide objectives that are clear in fighting crime and the risk factors involved. According to Coquihat, community policing has succeeded in dealing with antisocial behavior but its effectiveness in dealing with crime is still unclear. It fundamental principle that drives community policing is to reduce the chances of victimizing suspects; even though it has delivered in controlling antisocial behavior and also deals with crime. It is not possible to link decreases in crime rates to the increases in police… Continue Reading...

Security at Bay Street Shopping Mall

that are covered in the security industry One of the key categories covered in the security industry is terrorism. Progressively more apprehension over the threat of terrorist attacks over targets in the private sector has instigated commercial sectors to take into considerations different ways of diminishing the risk of terrorism. Imperatively, shopping malls and centers are especially susceptible to terrorist attacks for the reason that they are easily accessible and face huge numbers of individuals on an everyday basis. This is all the more significant owing to the fact that from the start of the century, there have been more… Continue Reading...

Will Congress End the War on Terror

national security in the first step of what became the War on terrorism (Select Committee on Homeland Security, 2004). One week earlier, Congress had signed off on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), allowing the president broad scope for using military force against countries or organizations who “planned, authorized, committed, or aided” terrorism (Ackerman & Hathaway, 2011). 17 years and more than $2 trillion later, the War on terrorism continues with no sign of easing up (Amadeo, 2018). Though President Trump ran a campaign on getting American soldiers out of the Middle East and letting other countries… Continue Reading...

Social Media in the Uk Promoting Freedom Of Expression

University Press. Conway, M. (2016). Determining the Role of the Internet in Violent Extremism and terrorism: Six Suggestions for Progressing Research. Studies in Conflict & terrorism, 1(4), 77-98. Council of Europe (2018). Hate Speech. Retrieved from: https://www.coe.int/en/web/freedom-expression/hate-speech Dimbleby, J. (2015). For Freedom of Speech, These are Troubling Times. Retrieved from: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/21/freedom-of-speech-online-witch-hunts-law--bbc Equality and Human Rights Commission (2015). Freedom of Expression. Retrieved from https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en Fraleigh, D.M. & Tuman, J.S. (2010). Freedom of Expression in the Marketplace of Ideas. London: SAGE Publications Icelandic Human Rights Center (2018). The Right to Freedom of Expression And Religion. Retrieved from: http://www.humanrights.is/en/human-rights-education-project/human-rights-concepts-ideas-and-fora/substantive-human-rights/the-right-to-freedom-of-expression-and-religion Klang, M. & Murray,… Continue Reading...

Fbi Uniform Crime Reports

Chermak, S. M., Belli, R., Gruenewald, J., & Parkin, W. S. (2014). Introducing the United States extremis crime database (ECDB).  terrorism and Political Violence, 26(2), 372-384. Greene, A. M., & Kirton, G. (2015). The dynamics of managing diversity: A critical approach. Routledge. Jacobs, J. B., & Eisler, B. (2013). The Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990. Victims of Crime and the Victimization Process, 6, 113. Stevens, T., & Morash, M. (2015). Racial/ethnic disparities in boys’ probability of arrest and court actions in 1980 and 2000: The disproportionate impact of “getting tough” on crime. Youth violence and juvenile justice, 13(1), 77-95. Continue Reading...

Emergency Management and National, State, County, and Local Responses

areas of impact are ideal. Even regarding human-generated disasters like terrorism requires advance planning to some degree, and areas of likely targets may be more apt to be urban or military in nature. The components of the National Response Framework include strategies for prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. This four phases of the disaster response framework reflects the philosophy that ideally preventing disasters, both natural and manmade, is ideal. But at present it is not realistic to assume that all disasters can be prevented, and thus there are mitigation and protection strategies to deal with this fact. Depending on… Continue Reading...

The Impact Of War on Iran

the east. The problems caused by the warfare of the West, especially the threat of the spread of terrorism which is largely supported by proxy by the West and its ME allies, are destabilization and a collapse of production. Iran has worked with Russia in Syria to oppose the advance of the West’s proxy armies, which have sought regime change in Syria. China attempts to gain entry into the ME through peaceful investment; the West seeks to gain entry into the ME through warfare. Iran must fight in the war in the ME to secure its own borders and protect… Continue Reading...

Psychology Questionnaire

into answering this question, “the concept of good judgment”. Connie Chung’s sound bite reveals that idea that terrorism is all too familiar, it is reoccurring, and that people should expect it in the future because it is a part of society now. Tetlock detailed in one of his books, the idea that extremized forecasting not only was desired by the masses, but that forecaster could see major gains from it. “But regular forecasting teams weren’t as good at sharing information. As a result, we got major gains when we extremized them” (Tetlock & Gardner, 2015, p. 123). Herein lies… Continue Reading...

Abortion and Public Perspectives Domestic and Global Perspectives

one. “Expecting the unexpected: Non-profit women's organizations’ media responses to anti-abortion terrorism” (Sundstrom et al., 2013). The research attempted to determine through the perspective of crisis management, how non-profit organizations reacted to anti-abortion terrorism (Sundstrom et al., 2013). This was such a crucial endeavor as hostility and violence towards abortion clinics is nothing new and has to be dealt with in the real world. Failure to handle these incidences properly could have distressing and tragic ramifications. The researchers found that “self-organization” had a hand in helping these entities to be more strategic and secure. Constructing a strong community among… Continue Reading...

Port Security Customs and Border Protection

security since 9/11. This has made MTS stronger and more secure to deter and counteract terrorism hence alleviating assets vulnerability and placing enough measures for the mitigation of terrorism consequences. At the heart of the security efforts are principles for risk management which form the framework for risk characterisation, balance between functionality, security of the systems, and prioritisation of efforts and resources (Department of Homeland Security, 2005). The agency has to also cultivate an interagency management plan for security aimed at improving sharing, transparency, protection and quality of critical information security among the shareholders of MTS including MTS operators,… Continue Reading...

Two Sides to Every Story Kashmir Today

people of Kashmir are largely happy with India. All would be well in Kashmir but for cross-border terrorism sponsored by Pakistan. The problem of Kashmir today is one of terrorism sponsored by Pakistan. People are happy with India. What happens in the Valley is not a freedom struggle but a terrorist movement stoked by Pakistan. Hence if Pakistan were to stop cross-border terrorism, normalcy would return to the Valley.[footnoteRef:15] [15: “Kashmir: Nuclear flashpoint.” (2018). Kashmir Library. [online] available: http://www.kashmir library.org/kashmir_timeline/kashmir_chapters/indian-position.shtml.] These observations are consistent with the perspective that the Indian government is not engaged in compellence in its action… Continue Reading...

911 Commission Report Intelligence and Information Sharing

Laden a focus. The presidential campaign of 2000 did not cover the issue of the threat of terrorism. Travers (2009) was right when he argued that poor information sharing occasioned systematic failures. Perhaps the lack of awareness and sensitization to the public, the media and the political from security agencies played a role in in preventing pertinent information from being shared. When Travers (2009) blames poor screening as a possible reason for the 9/11 this might not be entirely true. Were the border line patrol operatives filled with awareness they would have used the available resources strategically to thwart… Continue Reading...

Mass Repression Order No. 00447

systemic, or decisive response (Ellman 230). Order 447 is a display of power and an instrument of terrorism, critical for understanding the Soviet instrument of power and the means by which it achieved its objective of creating a stable state based on Stalin’s vision. The Great Terror was the means by which Stalin executed his vision, for had the purges not taken place, it would have been likely that the anti-Soviet elements discussed in Order 447 would have indeed pooled their resources to create a real threat to the state. The specific groups mentioned in Order 447 were those… Continue Reading...

Vaccines and the Smallpox Epidemic

but that at the time seemed a distant concern to the more pressing issue of combating terrorism. By giving emergency permission in times of serious risk to public safety, the government assumes a position of responsibility based on the utilitarian principle developed by J. S. Mill—i.e., that what is in the best interest of the most number of people in society is the good that should be mandated and pursued as a public course of action. Yet, just as there are those who protest against the expansion of the security state in our post-9/11 world—one can see them in… Continue Reading...

Critical Infrastructure Protection Using Computers in Modern Society

to be immediately neutralized in an organized and pre-planned manner by all partners involved in terrorism prevention (Homeland Security, 2016). The evolving nature of physical and cyber threats in the US have blurred the boundaries between public and private security. Even though the federal government retains the constitutional mandate to provide national security, homeland security is no longer just the responsibility of the federal government and federal agencies given the evolving nature of threats. Local governments, private individuals, and private entities also have a role to play (Harrell, 2017). It is important to note that private sector entities operating… Continue Reading...

Physical Security Design and Methods Of Security

the most vulnerable. The times we live in today detail potential terrorism. No single person is perfectly safe notwithstanding their location and their domicile. Risk assessment for business can help mitigate elemental and environmental concerns like fires, floods, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Physical security This can be described as security measures that are intended at preventing unauthorized personnel from physical access to some space or from accessing stored resources or information (Elert & Associates, 2013). It details also the procedures put in place for the designing of structures that will help in preventing various types of attacks. Physical security is… Continue Reading...

Strategies to Improve Collaboration and Cooperation Between the Homeland Security Agencies

duty of homeland security is to protect the U.S. from any terrorism. The counterterrorism duties of the DHS are concentrated on these three goals i.e. First goal is protecting and resisting any terrorist attacks: In this, the DHS prevents illegal acquisition, movement, importation, or application of biological, chemical, nuclear and radiological materials and such capabilities inside the U.S (DHS, 2018). The second goal is to reduce key resource and critical infrastructure vulnerability, prevent terrorist attacks on major events, essential leadership and other such like hazards. DHS secretary, Napolitano initiated and guided the worldwide initiative for enhancing the international systems… Continue Reading...

Defence and National Strategy

forces to respond to crisis to enhance regional stability. Since some countries are likely to face terrorism; humanitarian disasters; and resource, peer and small-scale conventional conflicts in the near future, success can be critically proven only with a flexible power projection (Crane, 2000). It mostly occurs in instances where certain countries operate at greater distances from targets, hence increased demand in power projection options the Air Force provides. Air, space and cyber are key elements of power projection. Therefore, the success of a mission can be enhanced through the deployment of air, space and cyber force capabilities on a… Continue Reading...

Us Foreign Policy and the Use Of American Military Power

Emergency Management Agency) (Deutsch, 1997). Thus began America’s fight against terrorism, which targeted terrorist outfits as well as the states which supported them. The foremost action on America’s part was leading an armed expedition with global coalition to eliminate the al-Qaeda terror outfit based in Afghanistan. Besides this organization, which claimed responsibility for the twin-tower attacks of 9/11, the mission also aimed at overthrowing the Taliban rule – the Afghan government which supported and sheltered the al-Qaeda. Consequently, in the year 2002, the regime fell, with al-Qaeda terrorists being forced to take flight. The US vowed to keep up its… Continue Reading...

American History Civil War Slavery

public to the brink but the federal government does have the power now to squelch any type of domestic terrorism that should ensue. One of the most tumultuous periods in American history, the Civil War was the culmination of many years of divisiveness. After winning the Mexican American War and gaining access to an abundance of new territorial acquisitions, the federal government wanted to make sure that it would be in charge of setting the tone for the future of the nation. It succeeded, but at a cost. Works Cited “Causes of the Civil War.” PBS. http://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/feature/causes-of-the-civil-war/ Dred Scott… Continue Reading...

Military Tribunals or Federal Courts Terrorism

Background of Terrorist Trials in the United States terrorism occupies a unique liminal position, somewhere between acts of war and criminal acts. Because of this, jurisdiction, the rights of terrorist suspects, and other ethical and legal conundrums have lent themselves to an inconsistent and ambiguous terrorist trial system in the United States. Historically, as now, terrorist trials in the United States have taken place in several different jurisdictions, and prosecutorial discretion can be based on factors like circumstantial and situational variables or on political whim. Whether or not the terrorist incident was allegedly perpetrated by a domestic… Continue Reading...

The Characteristics and Attributes Of Biometrics

etc. Biometrics can be used a deterrent to criminal activities and terrorism as well. References Dorizzi, B. (2013). Introduction to Biometrics. Signal and Image Processing for Biometrics, 1– 13. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118561911.ch1 Jain, A. K., Ross, A., & Prabhakar, S. (2004). An Introduction to Biometric Recognition. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, 14(1), 4–20. https://doi.org/10.1109/TCSVT.2003.818349 Jaiswal, S. (2011). BIOMETRIC: CASE STUDY. Journal of Global Research in Computer Science. Volume 2, No. 10. http://www.rroij.com/open-access/biometric-case-study-19- 49.pdf Jaiswal, S., Bhadauria, D. S. S., & Jadon, D. R. S. (2011). Biometric: Case Study. Journal of Global Research in Computer Science, 2(10), 19–48. Sareen, P. (2014). Biometrics –… Continue Reading...

The Minnesota Bridge I 35w Collapse Of 2007

situation no matter the complexity, size, or cause. The emergency may include disasters and terrorism acts. Federal agencies are also required to employ NIMS framework for the management of domestic incidents and for the support of the local and state incident recovery and response activities (nh.gov, n.d). NIMS benefits include the standardized organizational procedures, processes, and structures, exercising, training, and planning standards, qualification standards for personnel, acquisition, and certification standards for equipment, interoperable communication systems, procedures, and processes, management of information systems using a universally accepted architecture, publication management activities and processes, and support of technologies such as information… Continue Reading...

Technologies Used by Isis the Terrorist Organizations

therefore making it possible for terrorists to utilize it for the purpose of advancing their terrorism. Modern terrorism has become unpredictable and instantaneous thanks to technology. Technology has made it possible for terrorists to target large audiences and bring terror right into the home (InfoSec, 2018). Cyberspace is a technological environment that has no boundaries hence making it a place where terrorists can locate resources, disseminate propaganda information and launch attacks in any corner of the world. 5 main technological types and/or tools Used by ISIS for Information Sharing and Intelligence Gathering Social Media: Modern terrorism has chosen social… Continue Reading...

How Does Public Policy Work

U.S. intervention causes a spectacular mess, leading to millions of displaced immigrants flooding into Europe and the spread of terrorism under ISIS (which Russia, fortunately, has been able to thoroughly eradicate since entering in to help Syria at Assad’s request; the U.S.’s presence in Syria was never requested and is to this day an illegal occupation). This public policy one is faced by both the federal government and state governments because many states could benefit were those dollars that are spent on war instead spent on beefing up infrastructure at home, providing free health care to all, and increasing… Continue Reading...

Ethics and Technology at Homeland Security

Homeland Security requires that the nation consider the evolution of terrorism and view it not just as an external threat but also as an internal threat. In other words, terrorism is not just a variable or factor that comes from outside the borders—it can also come from inside. Domestic terrorism or homegrown terrorism can result from the radicalization of members of society who are disgruntled, angry and in communication with radical elements abroad. Immigration presents specific risks for precisely that reason. Yet ethical issues and standards exist to protect the people from overreach by government and to ensure Americans… Continue Reading...

Does the United Nations Have Power

can actively address—such as poverty, health issues like the spread of AIDS in Africa, human trafficking, child enslavement, terrorism, and so on. It works in partnerships with other countries at the local level, but there is mixed levels of success in terms of the UN’s ability to meet its goals. Though the seriousness of these problems does warrant a global rather than a regional or state response, the fact is that the globe has enough problems that it really cannot attempt to fix them at the state or regional level: it is up to the communities directly affected to… Continue Reading...

Hunger Eradication and Extreme Poverty

aggravates conflicts further. Decades of failed governance inducing conflict and terrorism in four countries; South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria is estimated to force 20 million people into famine with over 1.4 million children in the four countries at risk of death. Further conflicts divert public resources from productive use which exacerbates poverty (Breisinger, Ecker, & Francois, 2015). Iv. Policy Considerations & Recommendations Statistics projects pessimistic picture for Africa’s opportunity of poverty eradication by 2030 given the regions per capita GDP growth. The World Bank indicates that even when the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa reported an 8% annual growth rate,… Continue Reading...

America's Anti Immigrant Orders and Its Implications

stay. And they do so without a court hearing. Moreover, other bills majored on terrorism and banned people from 7 islamic countries.out of the affected countries, six of them were Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq, and Iran and they were banned for a minimum of 90 days and Syria was permanently banned (Felter et al). Mr. Trump made a controversial announcement about immigrants in 2017, when he banned DACA regarding them as illegal. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is an initiative that was started by Obama to give renewable deportation deferrals for a period of two years and issue… Continue Reading...

Development and Education Of Security Management

online PR campaign to counter any negative campaigns from wherever. 3. How does terrorism impact a local security manager? A global one? Within the local-level security management domain, terrorism has resulted in several counter-terrorism security measures being implemented whilst simultaneously attempting not to disturb or decrease international investment and commerce. Thus, terrorism has impacted local-level security managers in numerous ways; Local-level security managers now expect increased, and improved, operational support and training from state law enforcement officials like never before, particularly after the 9/11 attacks. Of particular importance are training, forensic science, technical support, cybercrime-related assistance, and specialized services (Davis… Continue Reading...

Private Security and Homeland Security

security industry: “law enforcement-private security partnerships have been viewed as critical to preventing terrorism and terror-related acts” (U.S. Department of Justice, 2005, p. vii). As 85% of the U.S.’s infrastructure is overseen and protected by the private security sector, it was deemed incumbent that collaboration and partnership with the private sector be activated following 9/11 (U.S. Department of Justice, 2005). Yet, this type of collaboration did not suddenly come into being just after 9/11. On the contrary, collaboration between private security and national security has been ongoing for many years: “the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National… Continue Reading...