The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was founded in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to prevent any future threat of terrorism that even slightly presented danger to American soil. Congress passed the Homeland Security act in 2002 which absorbed every agency at the time who was working in, “Response to disasters caused by terrorism, natural hazards, or technological hazards” (Haddow 331). Among other agencies, the DHS assumed responsibility over other agencies who presided over the borders and ports as well as those responsible for immigration and citizenship. After reviewing the Brief Documentary History of the Department of Homeland Security, there is not one mention of natural disasters
Following the devastating September 11 attacks, which we today remember as 9/11, America has made it a top priority to increase security and to institute new regulations in order to deter the possibility of another such attack. With many people doubting the effectiveness of their regulations and criticizing their techniques, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) continues with their
As previously mentioned, Bush faced a multitude of crises during his presidency. Perhaps one of the biggest and most influential crisis was the terrorist attacks of September 11th. At the time of the attacks in New York City, the president was in a Sarasota, Florida elementary school to witness the implement of his No Child Left Behind Act. His administration were already alerted of the incidents underway that September morning, but Bush was left unaware until the second plane crashed into the World Trade Center. It was assumed that he was not fully informed to not cause panic among the students in the class.
In 2001 only a little over a month after 911 The Patriot Act was passed. On the surface the act seems to be concerned with the safety of the American people; however it was reactionary, a result of the culture of fear created by America’s first experience with terrorism, a word that still holds a powerful
These illegal activities, ranging from drugs to human trafficking to terrorism, must be stamped out to provide a safer and more secure environment to society as a whole. To do that, these elements must be identified and then rooted out from their home bases of operations. This requires a large number of Customs and Border Patrol agents and other agencies. These agencies were due to increase in numbers and resources which were in line with President Obama’s 2013 Budget Request (Chambers,
For a time, there was monitoring international phone calls made by U.S. citizens, and soon Bush administration started seeking to destroy Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations using military forces. He said, “They saw liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now they will see defeat.” In 2002, Bush announced that they would be use military force if necessary to prevent further threats from terrorists or rogue states, especially any that possessed weapons of mass destruction. George W. Bush mended our country from this devastating event and lead us to a stronger today. His leadership to me defines political courage in all aspects because he chose to do what he thought was right for our country and never backing down for what he believed
Clearly, had the CIA and FBI shared information with each other, connected the dots on known terrorist members, and subsequently gave that information to local law enforcement the attacks of September 11, 2001 may have been preventable. I am most certain that the families of the 2,752 people that died on that day would love nothing more than to see increase communication between federal agencies and local law enforcement. Fortunately, the results and recommendations of the 9/11 commission report may tremendous improvements in the communication for these law enforcement professionals (The 9/11 Commission Report, 2002). Some of those improvements included adding additional analysts to sort through the enormous amounts of intelligence, and reducing communication barriers between local and federal law enforcement agencies (The 9/11 Commission Report, 2002). Another area of opportunity included revamping the technology of communication via police radios.
America needs DREAMers What would you think of one piece of legislation that would improve the US standing in the global economy, would help with the economic growth internally in the US, improves the military readiness of the nation and will help in the fight against terrorism and improve homeland security? Such a piece of legislation exists and is called the DREAM act. Passing the DREAM act into law is for the best interest of the country on several levels, of which I will explore a few of. In 2001, the DREAM act was first conceived and somewhat forgotten due to the terrorist attacks of September 11th. It was reintroduced to Congress in 2009; its purpose is to fast track the possibility of US citizenship for those brought to this country
“At least 42 terrorist attacks aimed at the United States have been thwarted since 9/11” (Reality). The majority of people know about the tragedy that happened on September 11th, 2001, but not that many people know about what came to be after the event; the Patriot Act. This act is the “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001” (Miller). The Patriot Act got put in place by the President and almost got a unanimous vote to pass it nearly ten days after. It was later used to take down many of the 42 attack plots.
David A. Frank’s rationale for conducting the research was centered around the idea that eulogies responsible for persuading people on the national level should determine circumstances which require additional policies. This idea was based on two particular speeches of president Obama’s following mass shootings in Tucson and Newtown. The key areas of research Frank contributes to are in the functions of national eulogies, diction in epideictic dialogue, as well as diplomatic approaches in advocating policy making. A key theoretical concept strengthened by this research is that presenting a base for policy change is required in epideictic speech for societies to advance. In this case, Frank uses gun control as an example for the premise of policy building.
Balancing the desire for domestic security against the protection of civil liberties can be a composite process. The United States has experienced several historical periods in which countermeasures were implemented to thwart perceived threat to domestic security. The attacks of 11 September 2001 formed a new paradigm for domestic security in the United States. The struggle against terrorism, particularly catastrophic terrorism, became the government’s most vital priority. In the wake of these attacks, the Department of Homeland Security was established, with wider powers of enforcement, set forth in new legislation such as the Patriot Act.
1. The essay’s thesis is, “that we can have an immigration policy that both strengthens our borders and welcomes immigrants.”. In my own words I would restate it as, “Our country should have a better system with letting immigrants with good intensions into our country, and the treats outside of our country, while never discriminating any immigrants.”. 2. One argument Schwarzenegger used as evidence is when he talks about having a stronger border, especially after the 9/11 events.
Is it okay to commit our United States military and use military force against that country, in order to get them to conform to the type of democracy we live in. Our country faces ethical dilemmas, when it comes to military action within the Middle East, the Middle East has been in civil dressed for over five thousand years, because of constant interference, and cultural and religious beliefs with-in this country, so does this make the United States international police department? Some people would agree and say we should turn a blind eye. After September 11th 2001, our country is World Trade Center was part of a terrorism plot to the destabilized the country, and to cause destruction in pain and civil dearest with that in the United States, at this time the United States geared up to go over