The United States viewed counterterrorism missions as special operations by covert, clandestine, or low visibility means. Today counterterrorism is classified as a core task for the United States. We have created or redefined our special sources to conduct a more offensive measure to combat terrorism. To construct a Counterterrorism and Intelligence Framework that will create the most “robust” intelligence system and strategically efficient counterterrorism operations we must first get the CIA, FBI and the Department of Defense to work hand in hand to help detour terrorism. This is not an easy task but it can be done and a new policy can come from this recommendation.
Pervasive Prevalence of Terrorism in Little Brother This project examines the terroristic activities of American government as well as its techno-savvy citizens like Marcus and his friends. Critiquing the evil governing system which forces people to be rebellious and go against the government, it excavates the consequences authoritative and totalitarian system. It further brings forward the issues of safety, security and secrecy of information in the age of scientifically and technologically advanced society. Taking place in the very near future, Little Brother has a passionate plea for every citizen to be computer-savvy in order to uphold personal liberties in an age of so-called increased government security. America with its advanced and sophisticated technology is not safe and secured from external attacks and other terroristic activities of its citizens.
1), many political scientists believe that most terrorists are rational people with tactical goals. Evans, for example, argues that terrorism is a strategy. Those who use it want to publicize their cause, draw the enemy into a costly conflict, provoke an overreaction that will make the enemy look foolish or evil, recruit supporters, and prevent compromise. Robert Pape also believes that suicide terrorism has an underlying strategic logic. In his view, “Suicide-terrorist attacks are not driven by religion as much as they are by a clear strategic objective: to compel modern democracies to withdraw military forces from the territory that the terrorists view as their homeland” (as cited in McConnell,
A Rhetorical Analysis of Global Warming Abstract Global Warming is an issue of great debate, but through careful consideration of both sides of the argument one will come to realize that it is not an issue that requires immediate action. With so much talk of global warming today in the news media, books, and movies like An Inconvenient Truth and The Day after Tomorrow, it is important for one to understand the arguments both for and against the issue of global warming. It is also necessary for one to decipher whether global warming is understood by the scientific community and general population before taking a personal stance. The argument has been approached from both sides here. Upon considering all of the evidence, it may then be
Terrorism can be defined as, ‘The unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives.’ (FBI). Strategic Warfare can be defined by breaking it into two parts. Merriam-Webster defines Strategic as, ‘A plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim.’ and warfare as ‘Engagement in or the activities involved in war or conflict’. Thus in essence strategic warfare is planned actions during a conflict with the aim of victory, but in context Strategic Warfare is the use of attacks, whether it be on military or civilian targets, with the aim to push the enemy into surrender. Using a variety of tactics, such as, demoralization of enemy population (Nazi Blitz of London WWII) and, embargo and seizure of materials entering a nation (British policy on goods travelling to Germany during WWI), militaries have changed the parameters and rules of war to those of a ‘Strategic’ nature.
A Loss of Perspective: An Analysis of “Sex and Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals.” In the essay, “Sex Death and the Rational World of Defense Intellectuals”, the writer, Carol Cohn, discusses her observations of the effects of language choice on thoughts and actions regarding the dangerous world of nuclear defense. The text explores the use of abstract language to mask the horrible consequences of nuclear war. While Cohn begins her essay by analyzing examples of this language of nuclear combat, she quickly becomes immersed in the world of defense jargon and losses the focus of the essay. The main rhetorical aim of this essay is unclear and shifts as the thesis of the essay changes. The use of ethos persuasion is observed extensively in the first half of the essay.
The surface frames in this phrase are the mental structures normally associated with the words ‘war’ and ‘terror’. We know that a war is a series of battles between two armies, that our side is assumed to be good, and that the battles are necessary to win some kind of moral crusade. The frame associated with the word ‘terro’r is that it is an extreme form of fear, it is experienced by a person who feels threatened, and that it is an emotion.When we put these words together we get the metaphor “Terror is our enemy.” This happens because we wage war on an enemy who threatens us in a way that mandates military action. The phrase ‘War on X” tells us that X is our enemy that we must
Richelle Wilson Dr. Ahmad POL-210 Book Review Citizens of the Empire: The Struggle to Claim Our Humanity “If we do not act, we shall surely be dragged down the long, dark, and shameful corridors of time reserved for those who possess power without compassion, might without morality, and strength without sight”- Martin Luther King Jr. This quote embodies all the elements that Robert Jensen touches in this book. “Citizens of the Empire,” takes a look into the American government policies and procedures towards making America a terrorist free country. Jensen reflects back on the events of 9/11, America and its reaction to the events of 9/11, the support of our troops, and the harsh realities that citizens have not faced about the war on terrorism. Jensen makes the reader take a look as to why he or she may have chosen their position on the war and how their decision was determined.
The countries that were targeted were; North Korea, Iraq, and Iran and were known as the “Axis of Evil”. However an Islamic sympathizer stated “the War on Terrorism is not about terrorist threats against the U.S, but instead is a religious and economic, unilateralist war waged against certain foreign states.” This suggests America is abusing its powers and the American Foreign Policy for America’s self-interests. From the countries in the “Axis of Evil” Iraq was the prime target. In 1980’s, the government run by Saddam Hussein was accused of trying to develop weapons of mass destruction. The U.N sent inspectors of weapons of mass destruction into Iraq but Saddam did not allow the inspectors to do their job, so the inspectors withdrew.