November 22, 2012
The American experience since 1945
Terrorism is a systematic method to cause terror. Terrorism is most defined as violent acts as a means of coercion. Common definitions of terrorism refer only to those violent acts that are intended to create fear and are perpetrated for a religious, political or, ideological goal; to deliberately target or disregard the safety of civilians. In the years following the September 11, 2001, attacks in America, terrorist incidents on the United States soil has totaled 33; more than 190 incidents in other countries like the United Kingdom. Countries like Israel report numbers in the thousands (National Counterterrorism Center, 2011). This paper will discuss the reasons as to why terrorism activity is higher in certain areas of the world. The paper will also discuss the relationship between different attacks, and if laws and procedures could prevent future attacks. The way terrorism affects the lives of America, and finally, I will discuss how terrorism has changed and influenced The Unites States’ priorities.
Terrorism has existed as long as mankind. Today terrorism is systematic; it has evolved with the growth of resources and technology. These changes and the development in the world have added efficiency to the success of terrorists; however, the national security deficiencies can be credited for the majority of these attacks. Different countries have different procedures laws to deal with national security issues. This is one reason there are heavier activity in different areas of the world. Terroristic activity is often higher in certain areas of the world because those areas most likely have ethnic groups that do not get along with each other. This is the case in the Middle East and other countries like France where there are various ethnic groups with...