HIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

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Initial Post Instructions

Consider a few terrorist activities since the 1980s until today. Here is a starting point:

  • 1983: United States Embassy in Beirut and Kuwait is bombed
  • 1988: Osama bin Laden re-organizes Al Qaeda in Pakistan to carry out attacks
  • 1993: World Trade Center Bombing (first time)
  • 1995: Oklahoma City Bombing
  • 1998: United Stated Embassy bombings Nairobi and Sar Es Salaam
  • 2001: 9/11 Bombing of the World Trade Centers
  • 2001: Bio Terrorism begins (anthrax letters and Bill Gates’s warnings on bio terrorism)
  • 2013: Boston Marathon Bombings
  • 2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Then, address three (3) of the following and craft a response, as a whole, for your selections:

  • Explain if you think that global terrorism can be stopped.
  • Analyze the responsibility of the United States today to be the world’s “policeman.”
  • Assess if peace and stability in the Middle East are vital to U.S. economy and national security.
  • If the United States withdrew its troops from the Middle East tomorrow, would the terrorist threat end. Why or why not?
  • Assess if the use of military force is the only way to prevent terrorism. Are there other possible alternatives? Which strategy is best and why?

A Sample Answer For the Assignment: HIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

Title: HIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

This week, we will be discussing Terrorism in the post Cold War era and in particular the era of global terrorism.

Along with your textbook reading for the week, here’s some additional reading to consider in regards to this on-going global issue. 

Terrorism in America After 9/11pive, up-to-A comprehensive, up-to-date source of online information about terrorist activity in the United States and by Americans overseas since 9/11date source of online information about terrorist activ

U.S. Terrorism-Related Cases by Year

Cases include individuals who are charged with or died engaging in jihadist terrorism or related activities inside the United States, and Americans accused of such activity abroad. Years indicate the year that individuals were charged or, if they were not charged, the year that they died. Hover over a square for more detail on the individual cases.ity in the United States and by Americans overseas since 9/11

https://www.newamerica.org/in-depth/terrorism-in-america/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

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HIST 405 Assignment Journal Entry 

A Sample Answer 2 For the Assignment: DHIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

Title: HIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

A comprehensive, up-to-date source of online information about terrorist activity in the United States and by Americans overseas since 9/11

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America and Terrorism in the  21st Century

America is known globally for upholding our principles of human rights and democracy.  Always finding comfort in intervening in foreign conflicts by assuming the role of cop for the world, keeping everyone safe and free from harm. Unfortunately, The United States is not so well equipped to take care of this as we often lack the appropriate resources needed to be effective.

With the terrorism of the 21st century, we have seen WTC, 9/11, The Boston Marathon we have witnessed here in America all have the same common ideology. That is the common vein that global terrorism is almost impossible to stop by the very abstract nature concept that it is built upon. It is evil violence that is executed in a premeditated fashion against mostly the innocent. Success will be seen in a compilation many successes over time as we value the support that comes when we support our Allies.

Our success to prevent terrorism will come not only by military force alone. It will take our newly formed department of Homeland Security and all the plethora of resources that follow. These include Federal government, State government, Tribal nations and even representatives from Federal agencies. By working together, we form a united front ho assist in the prevention of terrorism and in the hopes of thwarting them following through with any future acts that would harm America.

References

(n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://www.ushistory.org/us/4.aLinks to an external site.

U.s. national security strategy: Strengthen alliances to defeat global terrorism and work to prevent attacks against us and our friends. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/ei/wh/15423.htmLinks to an external site.

A Sample Answer 3 For the Assignment: HIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

Title: HIST 405 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

I agree our success will take more than just the military. However, I also think it will take assistance from the other nations in the world. Even then it will not eradicate terrorism. There is a saying, “it takes a village to raise a child” (Smart Parent). What that means is it takes a community coming together for success. I realize this is U.S. History but, I believe the concept is the same. Everyone needs to work together for success in changing these acts of terrorism. 

Smart Parent Advice. (June 23, 2020). https://smartparentadvice.com/it-takes-a-village-to-raise-a-child/