The War on Terror

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Terrorism: The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes. (dictionary.com). The goal of some people and organizations is to terrorize America, primarily the American Government. It is my belief that more people need to know more about why the United States should continue its war on terror. More people need to know about those organizations that terrorize the United States, such as Al Qaeda and how terrorism affects America. What is the United States “War on Terror”? The term “War on Terror” was created one day after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks when 2,995 innocent people were killed in the United States. In response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, the Bush administration created a descriptive dynamic strategy that could be used for assembling resources and support to combat the terrorist who carried out the September 11 attacks and those who supported them. The attacks of September 11th traumatized our nation and the response by our government needed to be immediate and aggressive. The War on Terror was used to justify and fast-track changes to our foreign policy that would ensure that there would never be another 9/11 in the United States again. The War on Terror continues to serve as a powerful primary vehicle used to sway political communication, shape public opinion, assemble resources and support and influence public policy change in the United States. (academia) If the United States would not have enacted a War on Terror, terrorist groups would have been able to thrive and mount attacks against countries that they deem as enemies. In addition to the attacks of September 11, 2001, additional examples include an attack in mid-June 2009; a man named Abdulhakim Muhammad gunned down people in a recruiting center in Little Rock, Arkansas, killing a soldier and wounding another. On November 5, 2009, a radicalized US Army Major, Nidal Hasan, opened fire on unarmed soldiers in Fort Hood,...
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