Karen Whartonautomobile

(Postgraduate Student, MA IREL Global Program, Webster University, Missouri, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 17 September 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Re-search Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

A mainstay of United States (U.S.) economy an automobile has now become a weapon of terror, leaving us defenseless as we garble for an offense. For all the worrying that terrorist attacks will become more sophisticated, it took everyone by surprise when such a rudimentary object was used as a weapon of terror.
Millions of defense money has been spent on technology to protect mainly against cyberattacks, but the use of a common object (a car) was overlooked. The shift to such an unusual kind of attacks has become more prevalent in the last few years. Seven countries throughout Europe and two states in the U.S have been affected by this horrific wave of terror related vehicular attacks....Read more