The TSA is another clear result of how terrorism influenced and guided public policy. Another way administrators in the United States were affected by the 9/11 attacks was by improving their defense agencies and creating a way for them to work together and share any intelligence they may have. Policy makers realized that agencies like the FBI, CIA, and law enforcement across the federal/state/local entities could accomplish a lot more by sharing past, present and future intelligence. The attacks perpetrated on 9/11 instead of creating division amongst all the agencies helped create the Department of Homeland Security. Obviously, all these policies that were put in place after the terrorist attacks in New York were not part of terrorist organizations intentions.
Consequently, the Several days later after the 9/11 attack, the U.S. passed the USA PATRIOT Act which is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism” (Stan, 2014). The Department of Justice drafted the USA PATRIOT Act to increase the federal agencies’ power to use surveillance cameras, conduct search and detect communication both nationwide and from foreign countries to seek out terroristic attacks. In addition, the president that signed this into law was President George W. Bush. In addition, most people would not want the government to secretly spy on them.
government took crucial steps in securing the nation from terrorism. President W. Bush stated, “They saw liberty and they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.” September 11, 2001, brought a sense of defeat in the country and immediate change was necessary. He introduced the federal government organization known as the Transportation Security Administration. Police officers were responsible for securing the transportation systems and tightened airplane security.
As time elapsed from September 11, 2001, the public began to break ideas about who was to blame for the attacks on September 11. A vast majority believed that the 9/11 attacks were solely to blame from the Islamist radical group, Al-Qaeda, a terrorist regime that sought to rebel against western civilization norms and enact their hate among the United States. The other idea, which is highly noted as a conspiracy theory, was that government knew the terrorist attacks were likely to happen and the only reason the government took a back seat was to conduct a reason to mobilize troops into the war-riddled Middle East. Whether the public believed either or, a paranoia was created, later to be recognized as Post-9/11 Paranoia. This paranoia would harbor certain ideals in American brains, creating a specific view and caution for certain areas, actions and personnel.
The Department of homeland security was formed in the wake of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. It was created as a part of a determined effort to protect the United States against terrorism. The goal of the DHS is simple, one department of homeland security, one enterprise, a shared vision, with integrated results-based operations. There are a variety of topics handled by the DHS which are academic engagement, border security, critical infrastructure security, disasters, homeland security enterprise, human trafficking, preventing terrorism, privacy, transportation security, economic security, and plenty more. Terrorists’ attacks on the United States in the past years have sparked a national fear that many people
The USA PATRIOT (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001) was a necessary and effective piece of legislation that enhanced the security of the nation and will continue, in a modified form, to prevent future terrorist attacks although it was quite intrusive on American’s civil liberties. According to detailed study of the decade following 9/11, “If we just look at the decade between 2001 and 2011, we still see that the number of terrorist attacks has declined since Sept. 11.” So, in terms of achieving its goal, it has been successful. Signed into law by President George W. Bush in October of 2001 in the wake of the terrorist attacks on the United States during
This begs the question of whether the Bush administration simply didn’t believe that terrorists could attack the U.S. on a large scale or if someone in the administration would benefit from the attacks. The 9/11 commission report also failed to investigate why the “U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission notified the FBI of suspected 9/11 insider trading transactions”. Not only this, but Bush and his administration repeatedly called the 9/11 attacks “opportunities” and this was not mentioned in the Commission report. This evidence implies that there was before-hand knowledge of the attacks which aligns with the idea that the government knew about the attacks and chose to let them
Part two, Covert Action, of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq, by Stephen Kinzer, presents situations in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala where covert actions were used to abolish governments that the United States claimed had communist influence and intentions. These threats were misguided, but the excuse was used to justify the actions to the public. The true intention of these interventions was to protect American businesses in foreign countries. These interferences are still causing problems for all countries involved. The actions taken in Iran, Chile, South Vietnam, and Guatemala were all to protect businesses in these countries.
This called for immediate attention and had the attention of single person in America. Niccolo Machiavelli was a philosopher from the 15th and 16th century, using his ideas I will examine the politics and public policy of the Bush administration following 9/11. After the attacks on 9/11, Americans looked to the government for protection and the government acted by implementing new policies. Policies that would prevent another attack, expose terrorist, and make Americans feel safe again. From a Machiavellian perspective, many of these policies were justly implemented.
Mission Overlaps within the Department of Homeland Security In the United States, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of the general public. Aside from that, this department seeks to protect the U.S. from terrorists, and it ensures that the immigration and customs is properly managed, and that disaster is efficiently prevented, as the case may be. However, some have called for the shutting down of the DHS because mission areas overlap within this department. In line with this assertion, this paper will identify the possible mission areas or responsibilities that overlap within the DHS and at the same time, this paper will also provide recommendations for possible consolidation. The
The mission statement for the Department of Homeland Security was developed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. It was immediately evident that our country was vulnerable to attacks from within and from outside of our borders. The White House acted quickly and within 11 days appointed Pennsylvania Governor, Tom Ridge, the first Director of Homeland Security in the White House (Homeland Security, 2015). Their mission statement is as follows: “The vision of homeland security is to ensure a homeland that is safe, secure, and resilient against terrorism and other hazards” (Homeland Security, 2015). It is largely focused on federal preparations to deal with terrorism while trying to manage other duties including border security, customs and emergency management.
American Security Post 9/11 After going through the immeasurable shock and horror of the 9/11 attacks, Americans have joined together to create a more secure nation than existed previously. “Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve”, these inspiring words from President George W. Bush after the 2001 terrorist attacks (Bush “Address”). Immediately following these attacks the American government was working towards creating a more secure nation. After the terrorist attack on September 11th, the United States responded by creating the Department of Homeland Security.
September 11, 2001: this date has changed America forever. How far has airport security come so it can be as safe as it can be for all boarding passengers? Shortly after the terrorist attack on the United States of America, airports were closed; airports needed to recuperate by inheriting better technology. Airports started to use better scanners called Computer Tomography Scanners. This scanner checks baggage and carry on 's for harmful items.
For example, after the attacks of September 11, 2001, combating worldwide terrorism became a high priority for many nations. What countries, especially some formerly complacent Western countries, were willing to spend on counter-terrorism measures increased significantly. In fact, according to recent data, the United States spent roughly $16 billion on counter terrorism efforts, about twice the 2001 budget in constant dollars. Despite these fears, in 2014, the US continued to decrease military spending after reaching a high of $711,338 million in 2011(Zucchi, 2016). I think this is also a problem in terms of infiltrating the modern organized crime, because it limits the availability of support that a FBI agent, or Donnie Brasco, needs to execute the assignments.
It is impossible to discuss civil liberties and security without talking about 9/11 and the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed almost immediately after 9/11, hugely expanding intelligence agencies ability to investigate potential terrorism. However, critics of the law say that it infringed on the civil liberties of the innocent and did not guarantee proper oversight of law enforcement agencies in their execution and use of these newfound powers. I agree that as war and violence evolve, so must our methods of preventing them. In this digital age preventing such violence means monitoring information channels and being able to respond to leads rapidly and subtly.