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Terrorists are seen to use indirect means instead of attacking perceived enemies directly (Letschert, & Dijk, 2011). Post, Sprinzak & Denny (2002) assert that provocative strategy is the major strategy that influences the decision making of terrorists.
According to Michael (2009), Al-Qaedas Internet Strategy uses internet to indulge into terrorism activities. An American named Adam Gadahn joined the terrorist group to assist the Al-Qaeda in creating an internet strategy used to provoke the American government.
Another terrorist strategy in use is the media strategy. This type of strategy goes in hand with provocative strategy. Blanchard (November 16, 2004), further explains that posting of audio, visual and faxed statements have served a major provocative strategy. This strategy aims at physiological torture to the intended or targeted crowd. As stated by Ciovacco (2009), the use of technology and innovation gives the media strategy a milestone for it to prosper and linking it with provocative strategy is seen to successful. Relevance of this source is that it brings up the perfection of linking different strategies to achieve similar
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Unfortunately, even today, the main psychological features of terrorists are inadequately explored (Hudson, 1999). Nevertheless, it is possible to say that an average terrorist is between 22 and 25 years old, with more than average level of education (Hudson, 1999).
Owing to the increased attention, resources, and efforts toward the reduction and prevention of terrorist attacks, it has been of paramount importance to determine whether anti-terrorism strategies are highly effective. The current study will then look into the role of homeland security in the prevention of terrorism, such as the terrorist attacks launched in September 11, along with the possible anti-terrorism strategies that can contribute to the success of the government in reducing the occurrence rates of terrorism.
The best description states that it is a way or tactic used by the weak, oppressed, and depressed minority groups within the society to gain mileage or attention from the super powers of the time. Terrorist groups are often few with limited membership of secretive people under oath.
The terrorists are notable with their versatility on doing several types of attacks. Among the most popular terrorist actions that are seen by the world includes bombing, kidnapping, and hijacking (US Army TRADOC).
One, at around "8:46 hours Eastern Time", the suicide hijackers crashed the "American Airlines Flight 11" into the world Business Center's North Tower; the tower collapsed and crumbled into pieces (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, chapter 5). Minutes later, a similar attack - involving the "United Airlines Flight 175" - occurred where the plane was crushed into the "Southern tower" of the centre; the tower also collapsed (National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, chapter 5).
Islamic people tend to take offence at any behavior or action that insults the Koran, Prophet Mohammed and its principles. The opponents to the insulting actions of Muslims tend to be innocent Christians and their associates. This research will discuss the ideologies that are present within the terrorist groups 'Al Qaeda' and 'Hamas'.
The evolution of terrorism has revealed increasingly dangerous methods of inflicting havoc to people’s lives, properties and the environment. Since governments adhere to the policy of no ransom and not
Since this time, advancement of counterterrorism in he U.S. has become more apparent. Some have referred to counterterrorism in the post 9/11 era as the drone war while others have referred to the current
Unlike past groups, the new factions adhere to radical ideologies making them more dangerous. Religion emerges as the key factor responsible for their radicalization, whereby members justify mass killings and the use of unconventional weapons with religious doctrines. In