Learning Objectives

13.1 Describe terrorism and its purposes.

13.2 Discuss the motives behind Islamic terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda and Hezbollah.

13.3 State the extent of domestic terrorism in the United States.

13.4 Identify the factors involved in people deciding to join terrorist groups and commit brutal acts of terrorism.

13.5 Discuss the theories of terrorism.

13.6 Evaluate the efforts and difficulties involved in battling terrorism.