Essay on The War on Terror

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War on terror refers to the ongoing military campaign led by U.S and U.K against organizations identified as terrorists. Terrorism can be defined as an unlawful violence or war deliberately targeted to civilians. It can also be defined as a systematic use of terror to coerce or violent acts intended to create fear. This threat is normally perpetrated for religious, political or ideological goals. The conflict as also called by other names. They include World War III, The Long War, War on Terrorism, Bush’s War on Terror, The Global War of Terror and War on Al-Qaeda, (Coaty, 2010).

Terrorism became popular in 1996 when Al- Qaeda network was formed by the late Osama Bin Laden. The network was formed by the World Islamic Front for Jihad
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Ban on illegal dealings is a way of fighting terror. It has been proved that terrorists use black market to fund their violent activities. These include fake passports, smuggling of valuables, drug peddling and piracy. Terror activities require international traveling and huge funds. This can only be achieved through unlawful means. The U.S recently read names of the world most wanted drug dealers and instructed that the same people be sucked from government positions. Currently, there is war on piracy that has taken a lot of funds from shipping companies through hijacking ships on demand for ransom. Most of these funds are used by terrorism.

Terror culprits should be dealt with sternly. This is a forceful but effective way fighting terror. States that support terror could not only face sanctions but military actions if they are not willing to cooperate. Evidence is when U.S attacked a suspected terror plant in Sudan in 1998 after their embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed. Iraq was also invaded by America for manufacturing weapons of mass destruction in 2007. Those who have been caught should be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

Border security must be intensified. This is key factor that can be used to fight terrorism. Every nation has the responsibility to make sure that the environments in the boundary are not