It is very much important to understand that terrorism is not an ideology like capitalism or communism instead it is a strategy which is used to achieve a specific objective. Terrorism is the use of threat or violence to further a political cause. In spite of the intensity of public perception and media coverage, terrorism is actually quite less frequent these days than it was a few decades back. The change sought by the terrorists may be religious, political or social in nature. It is important to keep in mind that terrorism does not always engage people from another country or background.
James Feldkamp explains about terrorism and counterterrorism
James L. Feldkamp is a Commander, USN Retired who at present is associated as a professor at Henley-Putnam School of Strategic Security and George Mason University where he teaches the lessons of terrorism. James Feldkamp says that terrorism can be of two types such as domestic and international terrorism. Domestic terrorism consists of acts of fear which are carried out by individuals who are based in and function from the United States. In addition, the labors of a domestic terrorist are only projected towards the United States. In contrast, international terrorism is a kind of terrorism which involves acts of terror done by persons associated with overseas countries.
James Feldkamp has expertise and proficiency in the below mentioned areas such as:
- Inter-Agency Communications
- International Affairs/Strategic Planning
- Countering Violent Extremism
- Foreign Policy and Global Security
- Maritime Domain Awareness
- Outreach & Coordination
He says that counter-terrorism is basically that act which is designed to prevent or stop terrorism. Counter-terrorism may include the task of monitoring potential terrorists, identifying individuals who may be becoming radicalized quickly and providing at-risk people and buildings with extra security.
James Feldkamp is the author and editor of Theory and Politics of Terrorism which is an all-inclusive test of the varied features of terrorism. He has been able to acquire a M.A. degree in international affairs from the Catholic University of America. He is also a graduate from the renowned Naval War College. As of now, at George Mason University, Feldkamp teaches domestic and international terrorism, and gives lectures on terrorism and maritime security at US and international conferences.
Feldkamp has also flew combat missions as a Naval Flight Officer and he has been associated with the FBI as a Special Agent and has been a founding member of the Tidewater Joint Terrorism Task Force in Norfolk, Virginia. James L. Feldkamp has put down his resignation from the FBI in order to run for Congress in Oregon’s 4th Congressional District. He then went on to happen to be the Republican nominee in both the 2004 and 2006 elections.
Feldkamp has been recalled back to the service and during this time he served for The Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness in Washington, DC. and the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office as the international outreach officer.