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  1. The Antiterrorism Coordinating Committee
  2. Counter-terrorism
  3. September 11th
  4. An example of how the U.S. has been involved in fighting terrorism
  5. Methods used by the coalition
  6. Why is the United States is getting involved in a conflict centered on the Middle East?
  7. Conclusion
  8. Works cited

Terrorism by definition is the systematic use of violence, terror and intimidation to achieve an end. However, this definition has translated into a horrid way of life that has inflicted pain, death and mourning to individuals all over the world. Largely influential countries such as the United States have taken measures to prevent terrorism in the world throughout history. The United States government has been successful in fighting terrorism in the past, but now faces new and more serious threats.

[...] The CIA and other security divisions of the government have been more aware of events and have been taking measures such as phone-tapping in their efforts to prevent terrorism. (Frank, 13) Previous to September 11th, the largest deadly terrorist attack on America was in 1995, when American army vet Timothy McVeigh bombed the Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. This attack proved that not all terrorists were foreigners. There were 168 fatalities from the bombing and therefore served as a stimulant for the U.S. [...]

[...] has been involved in fighting terrorism and war in the Middle East was during the Persian Gulf War. In 1991 the Persian Gulf War was fought in early 1991 between Iraq and a coalition of 39 countries organized mainly by the United States and the United Nations (UN). Saddam Hussein's ambition for power and leadership in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and in the Middle East was a central cause of the invasion of Kuwait. Besides Iraq, OPEC members also included Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. [...]

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