These people were blamed by many for ignorance in letting the hijackers board the plane with box-cutters. One of the first government responses to 9/11 was to put the hiring of screeners in charge of the government. Today, the airlines have about 42,000 screeners. These screeners are federal workers belonging to a union. Still, many secretive tests performed by the government found these employees are missing potential harmful items that can be taken onto
Research suggests that the TSA does not adequately provide security against actual threats towards airports, but rather provide a false sense of feeling secure. This is evident in many ways. The TSA’s mindset is toward the wrong things, for example they are overly concerned with nail clippers and hair gel, and loose sight of the real threats at hand such as plastic explosives. The TSA have a very large emphasis of security for people who walk in the front door and go through the security checkpoint however, there is a dangerous oversight of securing the perimeter of the
The Great Depression was brought to an end because American industries started to produce military supplies in large factories. (R). Most consumer industries were completely transformed, for example, car manufacturers such as General Motors started to make airplane engines instead of cars to support the war effort. These companies that were transformed also manufactured an impressive amount of supplies for the war. The Mattatuck Manufacturing Company was originally a upholstery nail manufacture, but switched to making three million cartridge clips for rifles, a week.
The aircraft pilots also contributed to the collision as they ineffectively used the available electronic devices that would have helped maintain awareness of any aircrafts in close proximity. The FAA can also be held accountable as their procedures of communication among ATC facilities were poor and their regulations did not provide decent vertical separation for the planes and
Likewise, after the events of 9/11, racial profiling at airports shows the inequity towards different cultures. The unfair treatment towards different people in both these events show how humans can be cruel towards others in order to save themselves. Despite these two time periods being far apart, the ideas of human nature do not differ. Based on the Salem Witch Trials and racial profiling after 9/11, one can conclude that human nature is altered by fear. People tend to fear the unknown, jump to conclusions and are easily manipulated by fear.
In this scene, Rose realizes that the Titanic is not equipped to ensure the safety of the passengers aboard. The explanation for this is the captains’ illusion of invulnerability. Instead of developing action plans and alternatives in preparation for future possibilities or difficulties, the captains were deeply involved with the Titanic being unsinkable. This caused the captains to lose touch with the reality of being on a massive ship. According to De Dreu and Van de Vilert (1997), clear decision procedures are essential, the groups are can actually generate high quality decisions but frequently fail to adopt them as the solution.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) a sector of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a very important part of the aviation industry. The TSA regulates air transportation and set compliance guidelines and enforce regulations to ensure the safety of the traveling public and products across the United States and its territories throughout the world. Therefore, the TSA is responsible for detecting and preventing weapons and hazard material from being carried on an aircraft by performing security procedures. The Transportation Security Administration was created after 9/11 one of the worst terror attack to occur within the United States. The attack created a sense of panic across the United States of America, and throughout
Recent discoveries show, “Of 134 jihadist-inspired terrorists who have carried out or plotted attacks here since 9/11, 96 were U.S. citizens” (Jenkins). In the United States there has been a serious rise in domestic terrorism, however the government refuses to acknowledge it. Instead their focus has been abroad, rightly so in some cases, while more domestic attacks make headline news. The change in visa laws does nothing, because since 9/11 86% of the terror attacks have been plotted or carried out by American citizens. Therefore, the United States needs to step up its efforts to combat domestic terrorism because the jail time is too short for current terrorists, there are no true task forces for current attacks, and there has been an increase of these groups and attacks.
The 1968 code took of the fire towers and half the stairs of the Towers. If the Towers still had the original plan, then people might have been able to get out. “The antiquated towers of commerce will fail.”(Dwyer and Flynn 107) predicted by Robert Low, chairman of the city council 's building committee, which means that he knew the buildings’ would fail and was ignored. Many firefighters died in the building because they thought the towers had more time before the catastrophe destruction but they new code reduced that. “The 1938 code had required that the columns of tall buildings are able to stand against fire for 4 hours; the new code reduced that to 3 hours.” The new code puts the tower and everyone in
It does not take long for a debate to arise after a school shooting to argue which side is to blame. However, the debate has done nothing but made it worse for the trend of school shootings as it typically results in nothing. With two opposing sides, they barely consider any reasonable solutions since they are more focused on worrying if the gun or the shooter is to blame for the death of hundreds of people. In an article written by the Gallups’ Lida Saad concluded, “According to two recent Gallup polls, from 2011 and 2013, more people believe that mass shootings result from a failure of the mental-health system than from easy access to guns.” Gun advocates are in favor of this reasoning because they believe that the system is failing to identify mental health patients in regards to gun violence. However, in the book, Gun Violence and Mental Illness, published by the American Psychiatric Association they found, “Overall, mass shootings by people with serious mental illness represent 1 percent of all gun homicides each year.” State governments have already imposed bills that restrict any mental health patient to purchase a gun.
Military-Industrial Complex: How did Eisenhower Know? President Dwight D. Eisenhower was not only a successful high-ranking general during WWII and a two-term president, he was also quite insightful and able to diagnose, for lack of a better term, a disease that would grow and spread within the layers of our government through the 50 years following his presidency. Military-Industrial Complex was his label for this disease, and he warned our country during his Farewell Address as the end of his presidency was quickly approaching. “We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex” (Eisenhower, 1961). He saw two American ideals in which the MIC (military-industrial
Who knew planes could fly over a major financial crash! As it turns out, they did. Planes were a new mode of transportation that was introduced by the Wright Brother and was finding its place in the world as most great inventions do. Though as it turns out, it was during the Great Depression this industry flourished and began to integrate into the lives of the american people. Planes were new to the scene and need to fill a demand.
When George W. Bush was proposing to congress why the Department of Homeland Security needed to formally become a government department he explained that, “The President proposes to create a new Department of Homeland Security, the most significant transformation of the U.S. government in over half-century by largely transforming and realigning the current confusing patchwork of government activities into a single department whose primary mission is to protect our homeland. The creation of a Department of Homeland Security is one more key step in the President’s national strategy for homeland security” (Bush “The Department” 1). In 2002 the Department of Homeland Security formally became a department of government after congress passed the Homeland Security Act (Homeland Security – Creation of the department of Homeland Security). The Homeland Security Act of 2002 states that, “the primary mission of the Department is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce the vulnerability of the United States to terrorism, and to minimize the damage, and assist in the recovery, from terrorist attacks that do occur
Even though the emergency responders for the world trade center on 9/11 were able to save a lot of lives they still had some flaws in their plan which if avoided could have reduced the number of responders life lost. The biggest flaw that caused a lot of deaths was the lack of inter-department communication and collaboration. The two largest emergency department’s that responded to the tragic event were the police department and the fire department and lack of team work led to certain causalities. For example, according to The New York Times, twenty-one minutes before the building fell, warnings were captured on police radio tapes which was then relayed to police officers and lead to escape of most of them. Yet most firefighters never heard those warnings, or earlier orders to get out, due to the frequent failures of their system which occurred that morning.
Neighboring buildings, had dusts on the inside of the buildings for months, leading to many workers with several respirator issues. If the United States government didn’t cut corners with its research and actual air testing, many people lives would’ve been saved today. Lying to the public proved to be a bad decision when it came to the health of the people. They cut corners to save money. They even refused to give masks and ventilators to those who were working down at Ground Zero.