Homework Question on Terrorism
Please research and read the links provided below. I need EACH question answered as asked. Please the answers should be from the research and readings not personal opinion.
- The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) was a formidable opponent to the British Army in the later stages of the “troubles?” What made the PIRA so formidable?
- Two groups are often cited in history as precursors to contemporary suicide terrorism. What are the two groups? Why are they significant to contemporary terrorism?
- We have studied the processes of terrorism that are designed to achieve key terrorist objectives. What are these “key” processes? Be specific are provide details to support your answer.
- Several countries have had notable success in addressing the terrorist threat. Summarize the “key lessons they have learned” that if implemented could be instrumental in effectively defending against suicide terrorism? Would they work in the US; why or why not?
- Will terrorist resort to nuclear terrorism? Why?
Readings you can use :
- The Evolution of Terrorism Since 9/11
Homework Answer on Terrorism
1.The Provisional Irish Republican Army (PIRA) was a formidable opponent to the British Army in the later stages of the “troubles?” What made the PIRA so formidable? The Provisional Irish Republican Army, also commonly known as PIRA, was an organization that was mandated to free the Northern Ireland from the hands of the United Kingdom. Therefore, the primary aim of formation of the PIRA was to bring independence to all the citizens of the Ireland. PIRA was formed in the year 1969 after the splitting of the famous Irish Republican Army.
PIRA was considered unlawful organization; particularly, both the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom believed that PIRA was a terrorist organization. Initially, PIRA operated solely on defense but with time changed to the offensive operations during the wake of the 1971. Strikingly, the founder members of the PIRA claimed that they formed this organization as a way of forcing the British into negotiation so that they could offer the Northern Ireland their deserved independence (Rapoport, 2005).
PIRA used different tactics that made them a formidable force against the British troops. The first tactics that they used is the guerilla tactics against Royal Ulster Constabulary and the British Army in both the rural and urban areas of the Northern Ireland. Using these tactics, the PIRA troops ambushed the British troops unaware and killed most of them. They used to attack them at night. In addition, PIRA embarked on the bombing campaign in most areas of the Northern Ireland and England by targeting political and economic places.