How has the approach to terrorism changed after 9/11?
All too often we are reminded that terrorism continues to inflict pain and suffering on people all over the world. Hardly a week goes by without an act of terrorism taking place somewhere in the world, indiscriminately affecting innocent people, who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. With terrorism being a growing concern it needs to be dealt with. Countering this scourge is in the interest of all nations.
Terrorism has changed dramatically over time and has only recently been so bloody and violent and on a large scale. The history of terrorism had been existent since the 1970s where the French Revolutionary Government instituted systematic state terror against the population of France by killing thousands. The way terrorism was taken out has changed over the years. Changes in the tactics and techniques of terrorists have been significant, but even more, the growth in the number of causes and social contexts where terrorism is used. Over the past 20 years, terrorists have committed violent acts for alleged political or religious reasons with these terrorist organisations been spilt up into groups according to their reasoning of attack. This may include Nationalism, Religious, Anarchist, State Sponsored, Left and Right Wing terrorist groups. Terrorism involves reasoning, planning and a lot of effort, but what is being done to stop this?
The September 11 attacks seem to be a turning point in terms of counterterrorism. It makes the world fully and clearly aware of the presence and the scale of the threat that terrorism carries, and tragically emphasizes the change in the image of political violence’s and the international community. Although the feeling that terrorism has become the major threat to global security and the stability of the international order has been growing for decades, it has never been more evident than it is today. Thus, the first years of... [continues]
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