Intelligence Report on Isis

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Intelligence Mission on ISIS Report

Chye Yue Zhang

SCTY 415 Studies in Intelligence II

The threat of terrorism became very real when it caught the United States off guard and seized the attention of the rest of the world on the 11th of September 2001, using four hijacked airliners led by a terrorist organization named al-Qaeda in an attempt to conduct suicide missions of prominent landmarks of the U.S. The Twin Towers in New York were destroyed while the Pentagon in Washington D.C. suffered damage that took a year to repair. The total fatalities amounted to almost 3,000 while twice the amount of people were injured. Since then, most nations in the world have become wary of terrorist and militant groups and the potential threats that they pose. This can be seen by the tightened national securities of many countries especially on every possible stations and ports of all modes of transport that a terrorist may pose a threat to. At this point of time, although the al-Qaeda is no longer a prominent terrorist threat, another established and independent militant organization by the name of the Islamic State (IS) got the world concerned about its activities in the Middle East which in turn affected and continues to affect the rest of the world through its twisted beliefs and brutality. This paper aims to define this currently infamous group’s beliefs and objectives, how it works as an organization, how it is a threat to many countries all over the world, and the methods to effectively bring it down.

What is ISIS?
The subject of this paper have gone by many names over the past few years. These names include the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or more commonly just simply the Islamic State (IS). Being made up of fundamentalist Sunni…...

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