How Current Trends in Terrorism Affect the United States Terrorism and terrorist acts have become major points of concern in public discourse in the United States in the years following the acts of September 11, 2001. Since Al Qaeda’s attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, considerable efforts at all levels of government have focused on changing the ways the country as a whole prepares for and responds to terrorist threats. Indeed, the dynamic nature of clandestine terrorist activity warrants responses that can successfully adapt and shift focus to better respond to a continually changing threat from terrorist action. While terrorism is by necessity dynamic, current trends in terrorism include a move towards increasingly lethal...The end:
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