Please discuss the importance of resiliency vs. reactionary approaches to dealing with terrorism.
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While boosting the capacity of individuals to respond in an appropriate manner a resilience approach accepts a certain degree of risk as inevitable (Howard-Williams, 2017). According to Flynn, resilience could actually defeat terrorism though investing in it might seem like an expression of defeat (Friedman, 2016). To “fail gracefully and recover nicely” is the goal of resilience along with designing systems so they can withstand shock (Friedman, 2016). The nature of contemporary terrorist threats and how to spot potential plots to the public in greater details is what resilience policies can involve by the government (Friedman, 2016). A staple of international security conferences over the past few years and has begun making its way into government documents known as the concept of resilience (Roggeveen, 2010). To absorb shock and recognize while retaining its essential structure and identity is resiliencies ability of a system or society (Roggeveen, 2010). Resilience advocates argue our society must be made more robust since to some degree terrorism has to be endured (Roggeveen, 2010). Advocates also say the better approach is to improve our ability to bounce back from such attacks (Roggeveen, 2010). A proactive approach is required to prevent attacks which is more important (Stewart, 2009). Early indicators that planning for an attack is under way authorities can establish systems to proactively identify (Stewart, 2009). Authorities respond to a crime scene after a terrorist attack to find and arrest the militants responsible for the attack is a reactive approach to counterterrorism (Stewart, 2009). The individual or group behind the attack is a customary focus point (Stewart, 2009). When an unknown actor carried out the act in an effort to identify a suspect, much time is emphasized in this approach (Stewart, 2009).
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Howard-Williams, R. (2017). Terrorism and world risk society: Resilience, resentment, and spectacle Vol. 10 Iss. 70 Retrieved from https://www.21global.ucsb.edu
Roggeveen, S. (2010). Resilience the key to fighting terrorism Retrieved from https://www.smh.com
Stewart, S. (2009). Counterterrorism: Shifting from ‘who’ to ‘how’ Retrieved from https://worldview.stratfor.com