The Fight against Terrorism

The recent Boston Marathon Bombing is believed to have been orchestrated by two Chechen brothers who were United States of America citizens. This has prompted the need for a different approach to counter-terrorism other than the use of the armed forces when it comes to the fight against terrorism. This paper will describe and analyze counter-terrorism approach that does not involve the engagement of the military. It will also illustrate and examine the different alternative techniques by establishing the challenges each technique faces. It will also give examples of real situations around the world how these techniques are being used.
The use of the military in the war against terrorism has been criticized due to various issues. The United States of America military, for example, has been accused of occupying other countries, imposing their rules on other countries and violation human rights in their approach to counterterrorism. All these have been attributed to the use of the armed forces in trying to extinguish the terrorism menace. However, through the use of the military, the question of how terrorism can be fought justly since using the military has proved to be a very hard thing. For instance, in the United States of America, many people enlisted to join the United States of America armed forces as a result of the infamous September 11th attack on the United States of America by a terrorist in 2001. Therefore, most of the soldiers in the United States military are vengeful towards terrorists since, in one way or the other, they caused a lot of suffering to the soldiers. This is the reason behind the various human rights violations that accompany the fight against terrorism through military interventions. However, there are various ways that can ensure that the fight against terrorism can be undertaken without the use of the Military. The various nonmilitary counter-terrorism approaches can be divided under political, economic and social approaches.

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