Terrorism question

Compare and contrast the American response to acts of domestic terrorism with acts of international terrorism. Predict at least one (1) way these responses may change within the next five (5) years. Provide a rationale for your prediction.

From the e-Activity, debate the extent to which the author’s solutions to preventing further acts of terrorism against the United States are feasible. Question the degree to which these solutions would be successful. Provide justification for your response.


One main comparison of domestic terrorism and international terrorism is that they both are premeditated, politically motivated acts of violence against noncombatant groups (Dammer & Albanese, 2014). Domestic terrorism on one hand are attacks that are committed in the personal country of the terrorist. Timothy McVeigh was one of these cowardice terrorist who attacked the Federal Building in Oklahoma City. He was an American Citizen who attacked his own country. Ted Kaczynski or his terrorist name “the Unabomber” was another domestic terrorist who put bombs in peoples mail and hurt them. International terrorism on the other hand involves people that go in different countries and commit attacks on those countries. The horrific events of 9/11 are a prime example of international terrorism that have been committed. Osama Bin Laden and his disgusting group of rebels came and killed thousands of innocent people in the United States from Afghanistan. Three goals of terrorism that domestic and international share are revolutionary, State sponsored, and religious. Revolutionary goals include overthrowing a government or a certain politician. State sponsored goals include governments fighting against other governments with the purpose of harassment or torture of the others country. Religious goals of terrorism, which are the most popular, are when one religious terrorist group attempts to destroy another religion. Domestic incidents in the U.S. outnumber the amount of international ones that are committed (Dammer & Albanese, 2014). The U.S. and other countries are working on expanding laws and regulations that extend jurisdictional powers to each other to help catch and prosecute terrorists that may have slipped away from their custody. When it comes to enforcement of domestic and international terrorism, the domestic attacks are usually sought after by the police or federal government agencies and the international attacks are usually gone after by the military since many of the local agencies cannot cross into international borders. Domestic and international terrorist groups often have different groups and motivations behind their attacks. This goes another way, however when international terrorists infiltrate other countries and become citizens of those countries and then commit attacks against that country as a domestic terrorist.