Osama Bin Laden And 9/11 Analysis

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The terrorist attack of September 11th, 2001, was the hijacking of four American airplanes used for a terrorist plot. Two planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers, one was crashed into a wing of the Pentagon, and one never made it to it intended destination because the passengers fought the hijackers and the plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. On September 11th, Americans never realized how deeply this event would change their lives. Later that day President Bush gave a televised speech vowing to find and punish those responsible for the attack and anyone that had helped them with this plot. It did not take long to find the leader of this attack; Osama Bin Laden had claimed responsibility on behalf of the terrorist organization …show more content…

Americans were shocked, confused, and feeling very vulnerable; they were looking for answers, and this allowed President Bush to create legislation that would forever change domestic policy. One such policy was called the “war on terror” initiated by President George W. Bush after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The broadly defined war on terror aimed to weed out terrorist operatives and their supporters throughout the world. The President urged Congress to create a new organization, the Department of Homeland Securities combining the Customs Bureau, the Coast Guard, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and other government bureaus. This organization would be dedicated to protecting our boarders and the safety of airline travel. President Bush vowed to protect our national security and another law was created called the Patriot Act. This law gave new powers to the U.S. Department of Justice, the National Security Agency and other federal agencies on domestic and international surveillance of electronic communications; it also removed legal barriers that had blocked law enforcement, intelligence and defense agencies from sharing information about potential terrorist threats and coordinating efforts to respond to …show more content…

One of the first issues facing our current and future leaders is the balance between the government’s need for information to fight the war on terror and the civil liberties of the countries citizens. Abuses like Attorney General John Ashcroft using new powers granted by Congress under the Patriot Act conducted a broad crackdown on possible terrorists, detaining many Muslim Americans on flimsy evidence and insisting that concern for national security outweighed traditional civil liberties. The second issue would be America’s domestic policy of keeping its citizens safe and creating departments like Homeland Security. America can no longer think it is invincible to terrorist attack. We now need to be on guard about our protection. We will need to regulate current programs like the Transportation Security Administration that is when the government replaced private citizens with government employees at airport terminals to screen passengers. We now need to be proactive about our safety to keep us

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