Terrorismin the United States Future
Terrorismin the United States Future
Theconcept of terrorism is a growing concern not only in the UnitedStates of America but also worldwide. The phenomenon is experiencingconsistent evolution as time goes by making it a serious threat inAmerica’s near future, especially with the government’s extremelyhostile war on terror. Even though terrorism happens in two phases,both internationally and domestically, the U.S. governmentconcentrates more on pursuing suspected terrorist that pose directthreats and completely overlook numerous terrorism acts happeningwithin the country. Additionally, they fail to see that technology isadvancing and the shape of terrorism is changing and might posedanger in the coming years. In this paper, I will discuss aboutterrorisms future in the American nation by concentrating on domesticterrorism and technology advancements that may fuel the act ofterror.
Domesticterrorism is an increasing threat to the American community and havebeen performing this crime for numerous years. In agreement withFelthous(2014),since the year 2009, a devastating proportion of the Americanpermanent residents or citizens have undergone radicalization andmade to engage in terrorism activities within the nation’s soil.However, only three between the year 2008 and 2009 were successfullyassociated with Islamic extremism despite experiencing twelvesuccessful terror attacks (Felthous,2014).Consequently, the Federal reaction is limited owing to theprohibition of legally using some of the counterterrorism instrumentson American citizens. Numerous terrorism attacks have occurred in theU.S including the Boston marathon bombings showing that despitekilling the Osama bin Laden, the Al-Qaeda leader, the principles ofterrorism are deeply entrenched in extremists (Felthous,2014).Furthermore, it is apparent that domestic terrorism does not onlytake an Islamic extremist perspective but also other focused agendassuch as animal rights, white supremacy, the environment, or abortion(Felthous,2014).If the government fails to recognize this, they and focus only on oneside, they will witness enormous terrorist acts within their soil.
Additionally,technology is always advancing and will have profound influences onthe choice of weaponry used to commit acts of terror in thesubsequent years (Torres,2016).It is likely that the terrorist will employ mass destruction weaponsagainst the United States in form of either nuclear or biological.Upon the commencement of the American military action within theAfghanistan, Syrian, Iraqi, and Libyan soils among other, terrorprimarily employed truck bombs, however, there is a rising concernthat these extremists can get mass destruction weapons and may chooseto utilize them soon (Torres,2016).These terrorists may choose to use biological or chemical weaponsthat pose greater risks compared to nuclear arms, especially with theavailability of anthrax, the dead animal’s natural product.Additionally, nuclear weapons can be accessible since variouscountries are developing them, allowing for terrorism accessibility.The terrorists are seeing these new improvements as opportunities tohurt America posing a threat to the very future of the country. IfAmerica continues to be blind to these advancements, then they willexperience doom.
Inclosing, it is true that terrorism, despite the efforts to eradicateit, is here to stay and it is up to the American government to changeits tactics and increase surveillance both globally and domesticallyto counter terrorist. The domestic form of the act is a major issuein the United States since it does not fundamentally link to Islamicextremist only but even other agendas within the nation. Therefore,America should be vigilant and strive to successfully eliminate thisdomestic threat. Further, it should also acknowledge the terroristpotential to use biological, chemical, or nuclear mass destructionweapons to carry out their activities and work towards preventingsuch occurrences. Otherwise, if ignored, America will face direterrorist attacks than it has previously seen in later years.
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