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2 SEP 2002 GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY Then need for the intelligence community to grow has become obvious. There is no longer a safety zone within the United States against global threats. The position that the United States took after the War of 1812, actually the war that lasted from 1812 to 1815, was known as the Monroe Doctrine, and this standard of protecting America only has been the cornerstone of all policies even after World War II. The twenty-first century will require more than the United States? own intelligence effort. The need for a global intelligence action has become apparent.On September 11, 2001 terrorism from abroad became a reality. There is no way for the United States to prevent future attacks on Americans without working as a coalition force with the other nations to identify, track, and eliminate terrorist networks around the world. One of the main problems with fighting a war on terrorism is that the nations of the world have become to accustomed to working alone as individuals vice working together. The United States will need to change its approach in order to conquer the worldwide threat of terrorism. The way to defeat terrorism at home and around the world is to form an international counter-terrorist task force.In order to prevent future acts of terrorism on the United States and around the globe, the free-nations of the world will have to come together and form a large task force to counter against the terrorist threat. The main problem with forming a world wide counter-terrorist headquarters is that there is no one single definition of terrorism. Each country has a definition of the word ?terrorism? based on the political stance that the country takes on use of force (UNITAR, 29). The United Nations must first come up with a clear definition of terrorism in order to facilitate the creation of an international counter-terrorist organization.Once an international organization is established free-world nations will help to compile a detailed database of suspected terrorists and terrorist activities. Such items would include: the plutonium market, human intelligence reports, money trails of terrorist funds, etc. With a large database as the main weapon utilized by the organization, the individual nations could have information at their fingertips in order to make quick and timely decisions about individual nations? national security.With an international counter-terrorist database the different nations of the world would be able to work together to solve terrorism dilemmas. One of the main problems with fighting terrorists is the constant movement of goods, property, and people from nation to nation. In the United States alone, 8.8 billion dollars worth of goods and 1.3 million people enter the nation everyday, but the United States Customs Service is only able to inspect about 2 percent of inbound traffic (Thornberry). With an organized customs and contraband team working under an international counter-terrorism...

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