Consider how the laws and policies of the country you selected, have influenced or might influence U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies.

International Counterterorrism Laws and Policies

Note: The Application Assignment is due BEFORE the Discussion this week.

Prior to 9/11, a terrorist attack was an internal issue for the victim state, or the country or nation against which a terrorist attack occurred. For this reason, countries with a longer history in dealing with terrorism than the U.S., like Germany, Britain, Israel, and Peru established special military forces to prevent and eliminate terrorist attacks immediately as threats arose. However, these countries are a lot smaller and easier to guard compared to the United States. Legislation such as the USA Patriot Act, Transportation Security Act, Homeland Security Act, and the Comprehensive Homeland Security Act was designed to be more comprehensive in that the government has access to wider scopes of information and employs stricter regulations in areas like public transportation compared to the countries mentioned above. However, since 9/11 and the proliferation of terrorist organizations, terrorism has come to the forefront as a major global problem that should be combated internationally. In 2006, the United Nations (UN), created a global strategy to counterterrorism and has encouraged members, including the United States, to cooperate and collaborate on counterterrorism efforts.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Review the assigned pages in Chapter 9 in the course text Terrorism in Perspective. Consider how the international response to terrorism has or might influence U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies.

Review the assigned pages in Chapter 8 in the course text Introduction to Homeland Security. Reflect on the counterterrorism laws or policies in other countries.

Review the article “The politics of preemption and the war on terror in Europe” and the online articles “EU to adopt new laws on terrorism” and “Counter-terrorism Act 2008.” Consider counterterrorism laws and policies in other countries. Think about how each might influence U.S. counterterrorism policy.

Select a country that is actively involved in counterterrorism efforts.

Using the Internet and/or Walden’s Library, research the counterterrorism laws and policies of the country you have selected. Be sure to focus on the laws and policies that differ from U.S. laws and policies.

Consider how the laws and policies of the country you selected, have influenced or might influence U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies.

With these thoughts in mind:

Post by Day 5 a brief description of at least two counterterrorism laws or policies of the country you chose. Then explain how the laws or policies you described have influenced or might influence U.S. counterterrorism laws and policies. Be specific.

Note: Put the name of the recommendation you selected in the first line of your post. You will be asked to respond to a colleague who selected a recommendation that you did not.


Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

One and a half page with at least three references…. MULTIPLE USE OF INTEXT CITATION REQUIRED AND PAGE NUMBER……. PLEASE USE SPLIT IN CITATIONS…PLEASE LOOK UP THE PROPER APA USE OF SPLIT CIATION

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class

To get maximum points you need to follow the requirements listed for this assignments 1) look at the page limits 2) review and follow APA rules 3) create subheadings to identify the key sections you are presenting and 4) Free from typographical and sentence construction errors.

REMEMBER IN APA FORMAT JOURNAL TITLES AND VOLUME NUMBERS ARE ITALICIZED.

Readings

Course Text: Mahan, S., &Griset, P. L. (2013).Terrorism in perspective(3rd ed.). Los Angeles: Sage.

oChapter 9, “Counterterrorism” (pp. 307-322)

Course Text:Introduction to Homeland Security

oChapter 8, “Preventing Terrorist Attacks: Root Causes, Law, Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, and Border Control” (pp. 144–148, 158–161)

Article: De Goede, M. (2008). The politics of preemption and the war on terror in Europe. European Journal of International Relations, 14(1), 161–1 85.

Article:Statewatch. (n.d.). EU to adopt new laws on terrorism. Retrieved January 26, 2010, from http://www.statewatch.org./news/2001/sep/14eulaws….
Article: A-Z of legislation: Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. (2009, January 19). The Guardian. Retrieved from http://www.guardian.co.uk

Optional Resources

Website:Counter-Terrorism Act 2008. Retrieved from http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2008/28/conten…
Article: The Library of Congress. (2002). Legislation related to the attacks of September 11, 2001. Retrieved from http://thomas.loc.gov/home/terrorleg.htm
Website: Department of Homeland Security. (2008). Strategic plan — One team, one mission, securing our homeland.
Retrieved from http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/Content/getdoc/67e9873…
Article:Miko, F. T., & Froehlich, C. (2004). Germany’s role in fighting terrorism: Implications for U.S. policy. CRS Report for Congress. Washington, D. C.: Congressional Research Service. Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/irp/crs/RL32710.pdf
Website: UN Action to Counter Terrorism. (2006). United Nations General Assembly adopts global counter-terrorism strategy.
Retrieved from http://www.un.org/terrorism/strategy-counter-terro…

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