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A very serious and terrifying aspect of contemporary society is the ever-present threat of terrorist activity. Understanding this ominous kind of threat is the best way to prepare for it, and this book provides rich insight into: the definitions and classifications of terrorism; the impact of international events on terrorism in the United States; trends in domestic terrorism; infiltration by foreign terrorist groups; media and terrorism; reducing the risk and deterrents; and current trends and projects for the future.

Terrorism in the 21st Century
Terrorism in the 21st century

In the opening chapter of Part 4, Moorhead Kennedy warns that terrorism will be a mainstay of the next century if nations fail to recognize some warning signs of things to come. A few of these signals are poor voter turnout, diminishing respect for government, and staggering poverty. Acts of terrorism are likely to occur if “The 21st-century Conditions Likely to Inspire Terrorism,” as the title of Kennedy's Chapter 10 suggests, are not abated.

The future is particularly bleak if we consider that as user-friendly computers become less costly and easier to obtain, cyberspace crime, like terrorism, will also become more frequent and open to all. Because the United States leads the world in developing space age ...

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