Little did we know that this would affect the nation for years to come. Shortly after the attacks on 9/11 the Government acted very quickly. As stated in an article by Jaeshin Kim, “The Bush Administration launched the bombing of Afghanistan, and Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act allowing law enforcement powers to detain foreign nationals or immigrants suspected of terrorism” (Kim 1). In situations as these, the President has no option but to quickly react, so he did.
Had the president ordered a root and branch search of information government agencies had on potential strikes by Al-Qaeda in the US, what was known about Moussaoui and the Arizona flight school would have been of great interest. Perhaps they would have also unearthed an intelligence memo written in 1998 that said, “We also learned that the agencies had uncovered a message between al Qaeda operatives in the United States, dated December 1998, that read, “Plans to hijack U.S. aircraft proceeding well. Two individuals have successfully evaded checkpoints in dry run at NY airport.” Or maybe another memo would have been found that stated, “CIA and the FBI are investigating a call to our embassy in the UAE in May saying that a group of bin Laden supporters was in the U.S. planning attacks with explosives. ””(Drew)
The day will never be forgotten when over 66 Americans were captured by Iranian militants in Tehran. This lead to something that forever changed the way Islams were viewed and was know as the Iran hostage crisis. This was something new to us as Americans because this was our first issue that occurred from the islamic race. David Farber deepens the research of this attack and takes us readers into reason how and why this could have occurred in his book, Taken Hostage. Farber wants readers to not only understand more about why the Iran Hostage Crisis occurred, but how important it is for precations to be made in order to stop these kinds of attacks.
“The Patriot Act broadly undermines the rights of all Americans. It reduces judicial oversight of a host of investigative measures, including wiretaps, expands the government 's ability to track individuals ' Internet use and gives federal officials expansive new powers that are in no way limited to investigating terrorist crimes. ( thenation) It authorizes an end run around the Fourth Amendment by allowing the government to conduct wiretaps and searches in criminal investigations, without probable cause of a crime, as long as the government claims that it also seeks to gather foreign intelligence--an authority that is particularly questionable in light of recent disclosures from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that the FBI has
Bush by having a direct effect on the war of terror by invading Afghanistan 2001 and Iraq 2003 as a result of The Qaeda attack in 9 September 2001 on the pentagon and the world trade center in new york “It gave Bush’s administration the opportunity to put the objectives of the 1992 Defense Policy Guidance into practice under the guise of the “War on Terrorism.”” (caron, 2005). Turing back to the roots of American neoconservative it was found by the political scientist Irving Kristol, the contributors Leo Strauss, Daniel Bell and other prominent neoconservatives, from the point view of Francis fukyama, neoconservatives: They believed that United states had a responsibilities of promotion the democracy and human rights "The Bush Administration Is Pursuing a Neoconservative Foreign Policy" ( boot, 2004). So the neoconservative had a direct effect on the unites states’ foreign policy and the defense policy in different ways, it effect on George w. bush foreign policy decisions for the goals of united states of America . Neoconservative objectives is overthrow Sadaam Hussein regime because its considered a danger of America since the gulf war, it’s threat the interests of U.S in the gulf area and the warning of sadaam
The country found itself in utter terror and a sense of paralysis immediately following the 9/11 terrorist attacks on American soil by the al Qaeda network. “In the aftermath of the first attack on the American continent since the War of 1812, and the deadliest in the nation’s history, the country rallied behind the president” (Milkis & Nelson, 2012, 445). During this heightened time of support, the Bush Administration worked to expand the presidential powers. One of his most immediate decisions was to work with the National Security Agency (NSA) to monitor communications traffic between the United States and foreign countries in an effort to catch unknown terrorists before they acted against the United States again. According to Eichenwald,
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.
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).
According to “Context of '1996-2000” (n.d.), a threat left by one of the attackers stated, “Next time, it will be very precise.” The homemade bomb that was planned to have the North tower collapse onto the South tower was about 1,200 pounds (Greenspan, 2013). According to an FBI explosives expert, he stated, “If they had found the exact architectural Achilles’ heel or if the bomb had been a little bit bigger, not much more, 500 pounds more, I think it would have brought her down” (“Context of '1996-2000”, n.d.). Eight years later, on September 11, 2001 nineteen Islamic terrorists from Al Qaeda hijacked four planes.
(U) Introduction (U) Terrorism is a global threat that the United States and many countries around the world strive to contain and defeat. Since terrorists target the essence of Western values and the democratic system, the United States remains a desirable target of terrorism. In a 2002 survey, Freedom House found that 75 percent of the world 's countries were currently "free", but in the Middle East, the prominent breeding ground for terrorism, only 28 percent of countries followed a democratic rule.
In the midst of potential war and terror many are worried of what the future holds. This is how the American people felt after the terrible terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon on September 11, 2001. The government had to think fast and make brash decisions to protect our country, and The Patriot Act (during the time) was the best solution. The Patriot Act was one of the fastest acts passed, many government officials were only thinking of the present, and ways to prevent foreign attack. The act has been edited several times over the years due to many mistakes of violating individual’s rights.
The Dropping of the Atomic Bombs August 6, 1945 and August 9, 1945 were days thought no one believed would happen. Only one country in history has ever used an atomic bomb against another nation, and that nation is the United States of America. The atomic bombs were being used against Japan towards the end of World War II because of the bombing of pearl harbor. The United States was completely justified in dropping the bombs on Japan. Although some do not agree with using the atomic bombs, the bombs were dropped, changing the war along with the rest of the world.
A week after the Septeber 11 attacks, the Bush administration proposed to the United States Congress the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2001, introducing radical changes to combat money laundering that finance terrorist groups, give authority to agencies like FBI to gather domestic intelligence on potential terrorists and construct stricter judicial procedures for deporting suspected terrorists. The most important act passed by the US government was The PATRIOT Act, passed in October 2001, which gained strong support in both chambers. The PATRIOT Act mandated that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) provide criminal records to Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and State Department officials during visa screening. Beginning of 2002,
The attacks of September 11, 2001 on our country was one of the most tragic and deadly days in our history. It brought a country together and the American strength of freedom and unity became a battle cry. After the dust had cleared, the questions came about that asked, how could this have happened? Were there not security and intelligence infrastructures and policies in place?
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