Impacts of Global Terrorism: Obama’s War
Global terrorism has affected many aspects, from an economic to a social angle. The outrage of incorporating security features to any prominent person emerged due to continuous threats channeled to the policy-making fraternity. President George Bush adopted an aggressive and speedy type of response to any threats of terror attacks after the 9/11 incident (Bardwell and Iqbal 2021). The biological and nuclear bomb attacks were on the verge of being used by several countries as a defense mechanism. The US citizens became depressed as a result of the psychological tension of probable progressive terror attacks. The tourism sector was greatly affected as most foreigners projected the US to be an insecure state to visit.
During President Obama’s administration, terror attacks affected the economy greatly. According to Bardwell and Iqbal (2021), there were approximately 13,500 cases of terror attacks globally. A significant number were conducted on American soil. Obama used a unique strategy of incorporating an intelligence service unit which was to report directly to him on matters of national security. Also, there was a partisan form of domestic politics during Obama’s regime in which he was considered weak when dealing with threats from Islamic states.
Under the watch of President Trump, the world became more dangerous than ever. The rise of the IS has landed many civilians into becoming refugees. Despite the signing of the nuclear cord, North Korea is still conducting nuclear bomb test (PBS, 2021). These scenarios of laidback strategy have given the terrorist away to instill fear into the American citizens (Smith & Gaviria, 2021). However, the continuous war on terror has significantly improved the situation over the years. The US government is allocating funds to finance new technology which is focused on improving security. With the current state of technology, scientists can manufacture devices that detect bombs and diffuse them.
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