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Perspectives

Publication Date

5-1-2014

Abstract

This paper addresses the effect that a tactical reduction of United States military personnel could potentially have on the threat of terrorism against the American homeland. While terrorist factions employ varying strategies to further their causes of opposition to western society and occupation, the United States continues to discreetly carry out policies that support incumbent governments and pursue high-risk targets at the risk of civilian casualties. The impact of this hostility can be derived from historical perspectives of neocolonialism and hegemony, but it is crucial to continue to maintain global security interests to prevent international terrorism. This paper explains the importance of the intelligence aspect of counter-terrorism and the various suggestions of transparency and better utilization of resources to uphold prevention of homeland terrorism.

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