Explain if you think that global terrorism can be stopped.

Week 8 Discussion: America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

Required Resources Read/review the following resources for this activity:

· Textbook: Chapter 32

· Lesson

· Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

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?