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International
counter-terrorism

Combating terrorist network can be a very difficult job. By their
very nature, terrorist group operate in secret and often in small groups that
cannot implicate the wider organisation if they are apprehended. The British
security service spends well over half its annual funding allocation on
combating domestic and international terrorism.

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Not all groups will respond to all of these methods and not all
countries will be prepared to utilise all of these strategies. It takes more than
one counter-terrorism measure to disrupt a terrorist organisation, and in
reality governments will employ multiple tactics to achieve the result they
want.

 

Method

Detail

Through mechanisms of politics and
government

·     
Address the specific political grievances of
the terrorists
·     
Engage publicly or privately in discussion
to resolve conflict
·     
Offer amnesty to active terrorists
·     
Apply diplomatic pressure on the countries
sponsoring terrorist groups
·     
Control and regulate immigration/asylum
 

Through economic and social policy
 

·     
Address the specific socio-economic
grievances of the group
·     
Ban terrorist fundraising
·     
Apply economic sanctions to countries which
sponsor terrorism
 

Through psychological and education
strategies
 

·     
Establish common values with opponents
·     
Allow freedom of expression
·     
Ban interviews and publications by terrorist
groups
·     
Provide training in dealing with terrorist
threats
·     
Conduct media campaign to condemn group’s
methods
·     
Educate the public on awareness of terrorist
threats
 

Through the use of military tactics
 

·     
Use strikes/operations to undermine /
destroy groups
·     
Use public services to protect potential
victims and property
·     
Recruit and train counter-intelligence
personnel
 

Through the use of the judicial and
legal system
 

·     
Agree and abide by international treaties
which denounce terrorism
·     
Expand extradition treaties
·     
Introduce and update laws prohibiting
terrorist activity
·     
Give harsh sentences to convicted terrorists
·     
Provide witness protection
·     
Increase the speed of justice for terrorists

Through the effective use of the
police prison service and border control service
 

·     
Improve international police relations and
coordination
·     
Run training simulations of terrorist
attacks
·     
Encourage informants and infiltrators
·     
Ensure terrorist networks cannot recruit in
prisons
·     
Control and regulate those entering and
leaving the country
 

Through the use of intelligence and
security services
 

·     
Effectively use technology to monitor
terrorist groups
·     
Improve and maintain links with other
intelligence services
·     
Infiltrate terrorist organisations
·     
Use detective measures to arrest terrorists
 

Measures to prevent domestic or international
terrorism in the UK

Since the attacks of 11 September 2001 in the UK
has been on a high state of alert with regard to a possible terrorist threat on
our own soil. Islamic extremists targeted the UK on 7 June 2005, who conducted
four concurrent bombing on the transport system in London. A total of 52 people
plus the four bombers were killed in the explosions with hundreds more injured.

Since this time UK service have undergone prevent another attack taking place
and secondly ensure a swift emergency response if we targeted again.

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