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    Q1. What are three purposes and objectives of domestic and international terrorism?

    Q.2 Why does the United States government have difficulty agreeing to a single definition of terrorism?

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    1.According to a memo produced by the FBI's Terrorist Research and Analytical Center in 1994, domestic terrorism was defined as "the unlawful use of force or violence, committed by a group(s) of two or more individuals, against persons or property to threaten or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives. Acts of domestic terrorism are those that involve acts dangerous to human life that violate the criminal laws of the nation where they were committed. These are acts that may have been intended to intimidate a civilian population. Domestic terrorist attacks seem to intend to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping.
    International terrorism consists of activities that involve violent acts or acts that jeopardize human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the U.S. or of any State, or that would be a criminal violation if committed within the U.S. or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; to influence the policy of a ...

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    Goals of domestic and international terrorism are carefully summarized.