Domestic terrorism refers any forcefulness act exerted on the civilian population or the infrastructure of a particular nation. Mostly domestic terrorism is done by the citizens of the nation with the intention of coercing, intimidating the national policy. A lone wolf terrorist is a situation where a citizen performs a forceful act supporting or basing on ideology and beliefs of certain movements or groups. One person alone without any command or assistances does a lone terrorist from the group.
The protection of United States territory, sovereignty, population, and critical infrastructure against external threats and aggression is a main mission for the military. Although military size has decreased over the past years it is apparent that the advances in the technology by way of the military development is necessary. Regardless of the decrease in size the military paired with it’s capabilities for homeland security, which by definition is different then homeland defense. The military plays a huge part in both homeland efforts. “Homeland security is defined as: a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and minimize the damage and assist in the recovery from terrorist attacks.
The United States cannot afford another 9/11, so that why increase the intelligence efforts in counterterrorism. The terrorist want to harm the United States by any means necessary by learning and readjusting their post 9/11. 2. How effective are modern measures in hardening critical infrastructure and other potential targets?
We have learned that it is not possible to prevent terrorist attacks, completely. . Although, DHS, Homeland Security and the many agencies that have come together nationally and worldwide to end terrorism, work to mitigate threat of terrorism, in response and defense, there may never be a 100% certainty that an attack will not happen. And, it is important to understand that threats to the security of the nation do not stop at just
Within the areas of Homeland Security and Homeland Defense lie specific primary missions, tasks, duties, and responsibilities of each. The primary missions, tasks, duties, and responsibilities of Homeland Security and Defense include preventing terrorism and enhancing security, securing and managing our borders, and enforcing immigration laws. Additionally, some primary tasks of Homeland Security also include safeguarding cyberspace and protecting ourselves from natural disasters (DHS, 2014). In order to achieve these goals, there are certain resources that play an integral part in accomplishing the mission. Some of these resources include strategic documents, law enforcement agencies, intelligence agencies, and the Department of Defense
Terrorism has grown to become an important term during the past 40 years and this has been linked to certain groups using terrorism strategies to create chaos and mayhem among governments and the public. But terrorism has grown to develop different meanings among different people and even within government departments (Meisels). The severity and strategies of terrorisms have also changed in recent times with certain groups causing terror in public while others fighting certain groups and individuals and claiming it to be the fight for freedom. Over time terrorism has developed several meanings and each community has come to understand terrorism with a different meaning.
Our obligation is to serve, protect, and defend the citizens of the United States. We are also taking strong measures to protect our Nation from Radical Islamic Terrorism. According to data provided by the Department of Justice, the vast majority of individuals convicted for terrorism-related offenses since 9/11 came here from outside of our country. We have seen the attacks at home — from Boston to San Bernardino to the Pentagon and yes, even the World Trade Center.
Tighter airport security has improved airline transportation’s security and reduced the number of attacks on airlines since 9/11. For example the Christmas 2009 day tentative to blow up the plane during a flight Amsterdam Detroit was a tactic to escape airport security measures, which were effective in controlling terrorist behaviors (Howard & Hoffman, 2012). Tapped phone lines and internet monitoring have helped to prevent some important plots in the country. “Jihad Jane” activities were uncovered by such means (Howard & Hoffman, 2012). The support of counterterrorism by citizens means that sacrifice is needed from every one.
I wanted to learn about domestic terrorism incidents and what separates domestic terrorism from international terrorism. The term of domestic terrorism seems to have changed in recent years from those with anti-government views like Timothy McVeigh and the Weather Underground to include those with beliefs of international terror groups such as the Boston Marathon Bombers and Fort Hood shooter. I felt somewhat unsure as to if suspects like the Boston Marathon Bombers fit the category of domestic terrorism or international terrorism, and I now feel as if I have a much better understanding of terrorism terms. I would have liked to explore more topics related to how we can better detect and prevent possible domestic terrorists and homegrown violent
“A strategy … in the past U.S. counterterrorism … dramatically ramped up its intelligence capabilities,” (Monaco). By creating organizations with the goal of taking care of these types of situations allow us to take the stance and to not panic (as much) while feeling safe. The disappearances that the Symbionese Liberation Army is responsible for and the events and the overall result of the Witch Trails are similar by having a huge effect on
To begin with, Counterterrorism measures such as Biometric data collection would not flag Adam Smith as a homegrown terrorist. Even though Homeland Security’s advanced data collection and evaluation methods from have had outstanding triumphs with many foreign terrorists entering the United States. In the same fashion, administered programs such techniques are probable to yield false positives due to temporary or permanently distorted physical injuries. Furthermore, the homegrown terrorist in the U.S. is typically obedient to the laws with authentic proofs of identification with transgressions or not has not been alerted by Homeland Security as a terrorist.
To further these goals, implementations to new approaches that do not criminalize poverty would be an excellent place to start. Overall the police system is far from perfect and there can be many things done to improve it but all that needs to be done is to begin to build. Especially now that many of these issues have been brought to light to be repaired and to make America that much better. References Antonovics, Kate and Brian G. Knight. 2009. “A New Look at Racial Profiling: Evidence From the Boston Police Department.”
With approximately 18,000 police agencies operating in the United States, is reform even possible? I conducted a survey with both black and white respondents. The survey includes demographic information and a few questions that ties together the respondents demographic information and their thoughts of the police. In addition, I will discuss innovative strategies to improve the relationship between police and people