The War Against Terror Through the Foundation for Defense of Democracies
It would be very difficult to make any development if there are two or more parties at war. For this reason, there has been an increase in the number of campaigns against terror or any activities that may lead to the destabilization of the peace of the world. When it comes to issues concerning national security and the observation of the foreign policy, one of the most prominent foundations is the foundation for defense of democracies. It is mainly focused on ensuring that no nation, group or individual carries out acts of terror on other people or nations. Some few things about the foundation have been listed below.
There are a series of things that need to be done in order to ensure that the goals of this foundation have been achieved. The use of meetings and seminars are one of the most common things that are used in a bid to ensure that awareness against terror is created. The meetings or seminars are held for people who have a stake to play in the maintenance of peace and such include military personnel, diplomats and even the man in the street. They also employ other tactics for awareness creation such as publication of books and television shows. A number of things are discussed in these awareness programs.
Financing is one of the most critical parts of any terrorist group. A terrorist group can be able to do its activities under any conditions if they have adequate financing. The activities of these terror groups can be crippled by exposing their sources of funding and this is because exposure tends to make the donors shy off. The sources of funding for the terrorist groups are researched on by the foundation. With the research results in hand, the foundation then goes ahead and makes strategies on how to cut the sources of funding from the terror groups. Example of some of the ways of cutting funds from the terror groups include use of sanctions or preventing the financing and supporting regimes from reaching the groups either through severe surveillance or arrests.
Something else that is done by the foundation of defense of democracies is giving information to the general public concerning real activities being done in the war against terror.The foundation for defense of democracies is also engaged in other activities such as informing the public about real occurrences of war against terror. One of the biggest projects that the foundation has embarked on since the twin tower bombings is reporting to the public how the war against terrorist groups has been going on in the respective countries.
After the twin tower bombings, a lot of military action was taken to the countries believed to be supporting the terror groups as well as where the terrorists are said to be coming from. There are very few things that the ordinary citizen will know about the field of battle. This is what prompted the reporting of these events by the foundation. The ordinary man can through this understand the progress being made against terror groups.