SEVERAL DEFINITIONS OF TERRORISM HAVE BEEN EXAMINED IN THIS MODULE. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CRIMINAL AND A TERRORIST? HOW CAN THEY BE THE SAME?

Several definitions of terrorism have been examined in this module. What is the difference between a criminal and a terrorist? How can they be the same?

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How does the terrorist threat affect Emergency Management? What issues can arise from dealing with terrorism from an emergency management perspective?

GC EMM641 Week 2 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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What do you feel is the driving force of terrorism in the 21st century (e.g., power and frustration, religious principle)? Give examples to support your reasoning.

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Do you feel the unconventional methods of terrorist groups are effective? Explain your answer.

GC EMM641 Week 3 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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Would a settling of the Arab/Israeli conflict solve the problem of terrorism against the Western nations? Why or why not?

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Islam’s jihad is considered a defensive doctrine and violence is a last resort. Are there any recent terrorist attacks that support or challenge this theory? Support your answer with examples.

GC EMM641 Week 4 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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Cyberterrorism is a serious threat to securing intelligence. From an emergency management perspective, how can cyberterrorism be a threat to mitigation efforts? Explain if the WikiLeaks intelligence leak scandal of 2010 can be considered cyberterrorism or not.

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CBRN weapons, according to Cameron and Bajema, are considered more as weapons of mass disruption than weapons of mass destruction. Do you agree or disagree with this assessment. Why?

GC EMM641 Week 5 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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The U.S. media tends to cover an incident as it happens. Does the “greater impact for the greater good” way the United States covers certain incidents present the stark facts, or stand back and give the public a commentary on what has occurred? Explain your answer.

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Explain whether or not the fight against terrorism has affected First Amendment rights of American citizens. Give examples that support your reasoning.

GC EMM641 Week 6 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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Analyze the issues of using military force against terrorism. Does one method work better than another? Explain your answer.

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The concept of “If we fight terrorists somewhere else, they will not come here” has been bantered about for years. Do preemptive actions work better than a defensive posture (attacking terrorists on home soil)? Explain your answer.

GC EMM641 Week 7 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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How does the private sector assist in fighting terrorism, if at all? How do you feel the private sector could be more involved?

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How can private action reduce the vulnerability to terrorism? Give examples to support your reasoning.

GC EMM641 Week 8 DQ 1 & DQ 2

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The PATRIOT Act has been controversial. How have civil liberties been affected since 9/11? How have tighter airport security and tapped phone lines benefitted or hindered the fight against terrorism post-9/11? Explain.

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