A report in The Washington Postpublished on November 25,showed violent right-wing-related incidents up, and left-wing-related incidents down. Total domestic terrorism incidents was down to 41 infrom a high of inbut then went up to 65 in The report found that was a particularly deadly year, with 11 people dying in the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting2 others in an incident in Kentucky, and two more in a shooting in Tallasshee. All three incidents were right-wing related.
Featured Books What is Terrorism? Terrorism is not new and even though it has been used since the early times of recorded history, it can be relatively hard to define terrorism. Terrorism has been described variously as both a tactic and strategy; a crime and a holy duty; a justified reaction to oppression and an inexcusable abomination.
Obviously, a lot depends on whose point of view is being represented. Terrorism has often been an effective tactic for the weaker side in a conflict. As an asymmetric form of conflict, it confers coercive power with many of the advantages of military force at a fraction of the cost.
Due to the secretive nature and small size of terrorist organizations, they often offer opponents no clear organization to defend against or to deter.
That is why pre-emption is being considered to be so important. In some cases, terrorism has been a means to carry on a conflict without the adversary realizing the nature of the threat, mistaking terrorism for criminal activity. Because of these characteristics, terrorism has become increasingly common among those pursuing extreme goals throughout the world.
But despite its popularity, terrorism can be a nebulous concept. Even within the U. Government, agencies responsible for different functions in the ongoing fight against terrorism and extremism use different definitions. The United States Department of Defense defines terrorism as "the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.
The FBI uses this definition: Department of State defines terrorism to be "premeditated politically-motivated violence perpetrated against non-combatant targets by sub-national groups or clandestine agents, usually intended to influence an audience". Outside the United States Government, there are greater variations in what features of terrorism are emphasized in definitions.
The United Nations produced the following definition of terrorism in ; "An anxiety-inspiring method of repeated violent action, employed by semi- clandestine individual, group or state actors, for idiosyncratic, criminal or political reasons, whereby - in contrast to assassination - the direct targets of violence are not the main targets.
Less specific and considerably less verbose, the British Government definition of terrorism from is " The strategy of terrorists is to commit acts of violence that draws the attention of the local populace, the government, and the world to their cause.
The terrorists plan their attack to obtain the greatest publicity, choosing targets that symbolize what they oppose. The effectiveness of the terrorist act lies not in the act itself, but in the public's or government's reaction to the act.This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book.
The digit and digit formats both work. This course is designed to provide the basic awareness training to prepare first responders to respond to incidents of terrorism safely and effectively. Date Name Definition and notes L. Ali Khan "Terrorism sprouts from the existence of aggrieved groups.
These aggrieved groups share two essential characteristics: they have specific political objectives, and they believe that violence is an inevitable means to achieve their political ends.
Dementia and Diversity in Primary Care: A Primer - Guidelines, Ethnic Differences, and Assessment (CME) SOM-YCME This course is a broad overview of homeland security in the United States.
Areas of study include the organizational structure of the Department of Homeland Security as well as the principals, foundations, and doctrines surrounding homeland security.
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