Week 4 Discussion 2
Analyze the main reasons for terrorist acts. What actions or conditions might substantially reduce
the number of such acts?
Terrorism is something that has been a problem more recently and caused senseless violence and
death across the globe. Terrorism is premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated
against noncombatant targets by subnational groups or clandestine agents. (Danzinger & Lupo,
2022, pg.328). Terrorists' acts have been broken down into a combination of five rationale guide
of acts. They are designed to punish an existing state for perceived grievances, they can attack a
domestic group that they wish to subordinate or retaliate against. Third, it can be a means to gain
international publicity for the group's claims and grievances and also may seek to secure
financial resources for the group's political activities. Lastly, an objective of terrorist violence is
to promote revolution. (Danzinger & Lupo, 2022, pg.328). some actions or conditions that might
reduce the number of attacks are deplatforming terrorist groups on social media so they can't
spread their objectives online. Make access to new technologies more difficult so they can't
purchase them and use them for malice. According to the U.S. State Department, "efforts to
strengthen law enforcement and judicial capabilities, expand aviation and border security, deepen
global information sharing, counter terrorist financing, improve crisis response, and counter
violent extremism." (U.S. State Dept, 2022). These types of things can be done to thwart terrorist
efforts, along with global engagement so that everyone works together to eliminate the terrorist
threats that exist. Global engagement means resource sharing and information sharing between
nations when it comes to vital information to help prevent attacks and mitigate fallout from
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