War on Terrorism

War on Terrorism
Rebecca Garner
POL 201 American National Government
Professor Greg Dixon
October 30, 2013

The War on Terror is a hard situation to understand and a very sad state of affairs.   There are several different types of terrorism and lots of expense involved in fighting terrorism.   The definition of terrorism is “the lawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.” (American Heritage Dictionary, 2009).   In this paper I am going to discuss some of the types of terrorism and some of the expenses incurred in the war on terrorism.
There are about six different types of terrorism.   Terrorism was broken down into these categories to help understand how to counter and deter it. The following descriptions of the types of terrorism were obtained from Zalman, 2013.
The first type being State Terrorism. Some believe that states have been terrorist by using force or the threat of, without declaring war, to scare citizens and achieve a political goal.   Some even believe that states participate in international terrorism by proxy.
The second being Bioterrorism. Bioterrorism is defined as the intentional release of toxic biological agents intended to harm and terrorize civilians, in the name of political or other cause. (Zalman,2013).The Center of Disease Control has defined the Biological Diseases most likely to do the most damage as Anthrax (Bacillus anthracis), Botulism (Clostridium botulinum toxin), The Plague (Yersinia pestis), Smallpox (Vaiola major), Tularemia (Francisella tularensis) and Hemorrahagic fever (due to Ebola Virus or Marburg Virus).
The third being Cyberterrorism. This means that they use computer systems or telecommunications to create a traditional attack.   They use attacks on information technology to attack network services (ex: disable networked...