APUS Homelad Security & Lone Wolf Terrorism

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In this unit, you have learned about the different types of unmanned aerial vehicles that exist in the public and private sectors. You have also learned about the use of drone technology used by first responders to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an incident. What is the feasibility that the same technology will be used in a terrorist or lone-wolf attack in the United States?

For this assignment, you will read and review an article that attempts to answer that very question. Click the link provided to access the article, and read pages 2-17 of the PDF. (ATTACHED)

Hughes, M., & Hess, J. (2016). An assessment of lone wolves using explosive-laden consumer drones in the United States. Global Security and Intelligence Studies, 2(1), 62-80. Retrieved from https://apus.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=41237...

After reading the article, write a review that addresses, at a minimum, the following areas:

  • Give a brief overview of the article and the study’s purpose.
  • Explain lone-wolf terrorism in the United States today. How have lone-wolf terrorists begun to integrate technology such as drone usage into their plans to orchestrate attacks in the United States?
  • Discuss why the use of drones by terrorist groups or lone-wolf terrorists is expected to increase in the future.
  • Discuss the defense mechanisms that can be used to prevent an attack by unmanned aerial vehicles.
  • After reviewing this article, do you believe that drones could be used to attack first responders at the scene of a minor or major incident response? What are the motives?
  • The authors conclude with several suggestions for future research in this area. Which area do you feel is most critical and should be prioritized? Explain your opinion.
  • Conclude your review with your overall thoughts and viewpoints on the article. Do you agree or disagree with the authors’ points? How do you feel the information presented relates to the concepts you learned in this unit and the future of homeland security?

Your article review should be a minimum of three pages, not counting the title and reference pages. It should be well organized and offer an insightful and thorough analysis with a strong argument and evidence. You are required to use at least two sources in addition to the Hughes and Hess article to support your analysis. All sources used must be properly cited. Your article review, including all references, should be formatted in APA style.

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Lone Wolf Terrorism
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Assessment of Lone Wolves Using Explosive Laden Consumer Drones in the United States.
The article focuses on giving a clear description of how lone wolf terrorist uses drones to
attack in the United States. The attacks provide ground for testing and innovation, advancement in
technology and diffusion of new ideas. This article has also shown some cases where the terrorist
has used the drone to attack. For instance, in January 2015, a government employee crashed his
friend. The article also has shown investigation concern that lone wolf terrorist may affix explosive
to consumer drone may use in their attack.it has also elaborated on the area wolf lone terrorism in
the United States. Establishment of attacks groups and how they have used a drone in their offense
is also discussed.
The feasibility of using laden consumer drone, the target groups and the effect of drone on
consumer consumption. The article also touches on the defense evaluation mechanism such as;
radar this detect and track threat. The human eye which focuses on identifying the drone shadow
in the air; this provides a redundant way in identifying and locating a drone — Geofencing, and
lastly kinetic defense. The article investigates security matter lone wolf terrorist explosive to drone
consumer for use in domestic attacks. This study aim at assessing the vulnerability and gaps in
security focusing on the current defense mechanism, providing a recommendation for advanced
analysis and strategies to overcome risk and analyzing the feasibility of lone wolf drone in an
Lone wolfs terrorism in the United States today has wi...

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