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War & Terrorism

How does war and terrorism affect the people of the US?

The war on terror involves many countries besides the United States. Most of them
are fine with what we are doing but dont really want to be involved. We have bases
in certain countries across the Middle East and North-Eastern Africa. We are pretty
much alone as far as fighting the War on Terrorism against Al Qaeda and the
Lebanon government.
Pletka, Danielle. "United States in the War on Terrorism." American Enterprise
Institute. 23 May 2002. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.

Whether the terrorism comes from the Jihadist groups such as ISIS or from within
our own country, terrorism is a threat to the United States. Most people think of
terrorism just as enemy countries attacking us or attacking other countries and
killing people but also terrorism can come from within our own country. There are
bombings that happen and shootings and these things happen to random innocent
Stewart, Scott. "Domestic Terrorism: A Persistant Threat in the United States."
Stratfor. 23 Aug. 2012. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.

This article is basically a list of all/most terrorist attacks on the United States since
the late 1800s. Its good for information on when and where and how many people
were killed/injured during the chaos.
Johnston, Robert. "Terrorist Attacks and Related Incidents in the United States."
JohnstonsArchive. 16 Feb. 2016. Web.

This is another list of terrorism acts in the United States or against Americans in
general. (Id like to use these for specific events I will talk about in my future work)
"Terrorist Attacks in the U.S. or Against Americans." InfoPlease. Web.

How much homegrown terrorism does the U.S. face?

The term homegrown terrorism is terrorism from within the United States. The
article is about Muslim terrorism from within the U.S and how it is becoming a
bigger problem since the 9-11 attacks. There are some concerns such as the ability
and skill to perform these acts of terrorism and the radicalization of Muslim

Americans and whether or not an increase of arrests shows a trend in the growing
act of homegrown terrorism.
Brooks, Risa. "Muslim 'Homegrown' Terrorism E United States: How Serious Is the
Threat?" Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 2011. Web. 29 Mar.

Whether terrorism comes from outside the U.S or within the question is WHY? Most
people believe terrorism is a religious issue but what about terrorism that comes
from within the U.S? The shooting in Charleston S.C in 2015 is a prime example.
Police and investigators question Roof why he did the act and there hasnt been a
confirmed reason. A lot of people believe it was a race or hatred reasoning behind
the act.
Hlavaty, Craig. "Homegrown Terrorism in the United States." Chron. 19 June 2015.
Web. 31 Mar. 2016.

Terrorism targeting educational institutions worldwide has become a higher priority

and problem in recent years. Based on the graphs, it has increased drastically since
2005. All over the world terrorism in schools and institutions is a growing problem.
Gilsinan, Kathy. Terrorists Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years.
The Atlantic. 17 December 2014. Web. 31 March 2016.

Terrorism is a pretty big problem around the world today. CBS News says that
terrorism has a greater chance of happening in Europe than in the U.S. Why is this?
Europe is closer to the source of the terrorists than the United States. Also Europe is
closer to those areas such as Syria and Afghanistan and therefore they have more
immigrants coming to their countries.
Strickler, Laura. Homegrown terror threat higher in Europe than U.S., academics
say. CBS News. 15 January 2015. Web. 31 March 2016.

Homegrown terrorism isnt just Muslim/Jihadist based. It is also acts by White

Supremacists and antigovernment fanatics. These acts of terror can be hard to
predict because not only are they American citizens but some of them dont even
have a criminal history. Some of these people act upon themselves such as the case
in Charleston but some are planned out by these supremacists groups and other
groups alike.
Shane, Scott. Homegrown Extremists Tied to Deadlier Toll Than Jihadists in U.S.
Since 9/11. U.S. The New York Times. 24 June 2015. Web. 31 March 2016.

What all can cause terrorism? Some people believe that poverty can be a cause of
terrorism. Lots of things can come from poverty. Music genres in the 70s such as
disco also came from poverty. Maybe these poverty countries have a higher chance
to bring up terrorists and terrorist groups. Later in the article it says there isnt any
good information leading to this theory but they are still looking into it and trying to
find out why and where terrorism comes from.
Lozada, Carlos. How Does Poverty Cause Terrorism? National Bureau of Economic
Research. Web. 31 March 2016.