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Terrorism: Focus on Al-Qaeda

Research the terrorist activities that have occurred in the U.S. in the last five years and analyze which terrorist group is most likely to cause security problems in the U.S. and why? Support your answer with a profile of your selected terrorist group. In the profile, include relevant data about the number of incidents claimed by the group, number of casualties caused, and number of countries they are located in.

Which terrorist group is most likely to cause security problems in the world? Why? Support your answer with a profile of your selected group. In the profile, include relevant data about the size of the group, number of incidents claimed by the group, number of casualties caused, and the number of countries they are located in with the location specifications of the group.

Did you select the same terrorist group in both cases? If yes, why? If no, what factor or factors would explain this outcome?

Use references and cite sources.

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Hi and thank you for using BrainMass. The solution below should get you started. At first glance it appears to be a complex set of questions in relation to discussing likely terrorist groups who might cause the US security issues. Essentially, this is an opinion discussion but you have to present your reasons why you believe a particular group will cause issues. I suggest making it simple using this outline:

1. US Terror list - 100 words
2. Organization likely to cause security issues in the US & Profile (overview) - 100 words
3. Activities of the group, reasons behind #2 - 100 words
4. Organization likely to cause global security issues & Profile (overview) - 100 words
5. Activities of the group, reasons behind #3 and conclusions - 100 words

This outline should yield 400 words which should cover what you need. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

Terror Group Profiles

The US, especially due to the tragic extremist events in the last few decades (highlighted by the attack on American soil known as 9-11) which has led to the War on Terror, has made the US government prioritize resources and strategies to fight against terrorism for the purpose of avoiding another 9-11 and to intervene against the growth of extremism in the US and abroad. The US State Department has published since 1997, an annual list of designated foreign and local terror groups annually updated which they describe as follows (US State Department, 2015), "Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) are foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities and pressuring groups to get out of the terrorism business."

Terrorism activities according to UN Resolution 49/60 (1994) are, "Criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tacklingthe task (see above) on the topic of terrorism with a focus on Al-Qaeda. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic.

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