Internal security

Internal security

Internal security, or IS, is the act of keeping domestic peace within a country. It is often carried out by police, government personnel, specialized military (such as the Italian Carabinieri or the Iranian Basij) or paramilitary forces (such as the French GIGN) who may be armed with lethal or less than lethal weapons. Noam Chomsky has defined it as "a euphemism for war against the domestic population." [cite paper
author = Noam Chomsky
title = On Colombia
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date = December 2004
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Internal security is also a societal state in which a citizen/resident of an area (City, Nation, etc.) is able to enjoy freely (within the law) their social, political, economic, and cultural life with out any negative constraints put upon them by either the state or non-state actors.A citizen is secure internally if they're free from: 1) social crimes (such as murder), 2) miltancy (such as violence), 3) terrorist activities by citizens within the country who may be aided and abetted by a neighboring country or countries or 4) communal riots or oppression by majority ethnic religious caste groups. The majority of countries suffer from one problem or another related to internal security

List of some modern Internal security organizations
* The Federal Bureau of Investigation more commonly known as the FBI, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also known as the ATF, BATF, or BATFE; The US Marshalls, The Transportation Security Administration aka the TSA, The Drug Enforcement Administration aka The DEA (United States)
* National Security Guards commonly known as the Black Cats (India)
* GSG 9 (Germany), also known as Border Patrol, Group 9, the elite counter-terrorism special operations tactical unit of the German Federal Police.
* Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale often known as the GIGN or The National Gendarmerie Group, Escadron parachutiste d'intervention de la Gendarmerie nationale the Parachute Intervention Squadron of the National Gendarmerie (France)
* Carabinieri (Italy)
* Guardia Civil (Spain)
* Basij (Iran)
* Royal Bahamas Police Force, Security and Intelligence Branch, Central Detective Unit (Bahamas)
* MVD Internal Troops of the USSR and its successor states

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