The U.S. Congress passed a declaration that permitted American troops to be in Afghanistan after the terrorist attacks in September 2001 (Reuters 12). Amitai Etzioni claims “America invaded Afghanistan to stop it from serving as a base for terrorists of the kind who attacked us on 9/11,” (Etzioni 4). Which means America is trying to make an end to all terrorist attacks on the country. America will no longer accept Afghanistan’s responsibility for the deaths of the American people that has been occurring
The Department of Homeland Security protects the American homeland. “Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is the reason the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created, and remains our highest priority” (Homeland Security). The DHS wants to keep terrorists out of America to keep America safe. The Department of Homeland Security was created in response to 9/11, on November 25, 2002. Its primary missions are to prevent terrorist Ng 2 attacks within U.S., reduce the vulnerability of the U.S. to terrorism, and to minimize the damages from natural disasters and potential attacks.
Final Paper: Operation Iraqi Freedom Juan Lizama Com/172 June 19, 2012 Nancy Long Operation Iraqi Freedom In September 11, 2001 the United States (US) was attacked by terrorist, and changed America forever. It also altered and heightened the security of the country. After the Taliban were defeated out of Afghanistan, president Bush, and his administration sought to other problems around the world. President Bush saw Iraq as the next fight in terrorism. The administration had to somehow convinced the United Nations (UN) that Iraq is not respecting and upholding the laws that they were supposed to be abiding by.
5). A power struggle ensued and anarchy reigned. The ISI, with the backing of the U.S. created the Taliban, a fundamentalist Islamic group that was promoted to help stabilize Afghanistan and its borders. By 2001, they would turn on both the ISI and United States (Roskin & Berry, 2010, p. 227). Another figure, Osama bin Laden also began his rise to power.
9/11 2001 affected Americans because it was is the most tragic day in American history. Members of Al Qaudea, hijacked American Air Line’s airplanes, and crashed them into many buildings such as the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and were possibly going toward the White House. September 11 showed America that we’re not invincible and we need to expect the unexpected, to prepare for the future, and to be ready for anything. Also, fire fighters lost their lives do to the terrorist attack by saving others. Finally, it helped Americans come together and realize that every person in America was affected by the attack.
9/11 On September 11th, 2001 the United States was changed forever. That morning, at 8:46 a hijacked plane controlled by Al-Qaeda terrorists crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Minutes later at 9:03, a second plane hit the South Tower. The city of lower Manhattan sprung into chaos. The buildings went up in flames as people attempted to flee from the ash, steel, glass, and bodies falling from above.
Former CIA Director James Woolsey, without mentioning Afghanistan, pointed his finger at “state sponsorship,” implying the complicity of one or more foreign governments. In the words of former National Security Adviser, Lawrence Eagleburger, “I think we will show when we get attacked like this, we are terrible in our strength and in our retribution.” That same evening at 9:30 pm, a “War Cabinet” was formed integrated by a select number of top intelligence and military advisors. And at 11:00 pm, at the end of that historic meeting at the White House, the “War on Terrorism” was officially launched. The tragic events of 9/11 provided the required justification to wage war on Afghanistan on “humanitarian grounds”, with the full support of World public opinion and the endorsement of the “international community”. Several prominent “progressive” intellectuals made a case for “retaliation against terrorism”, on moral and ethical grounds.
A day of chaos, confusion, and pure tragedy has left America and every American, whose day stopped on September 11th, 2001, permanently scarred. Clouds of thick, gray, debris-filled smoke engulfed downtown Manhattan shortly after two planes were hijacked and flown into the Twin Towers. The tragedy continued to shock the nation when a third plane crashed into the Pentagon and many were wondering if the attacks would ever end after a fourth plane plummeted to earth, crashing into a field in Pennsylvania. The emotions and thoughts that filled every American on that day are indescribable, but the effects 9/11 has had on today's society are rather easy to recognize. The 9/11 attacks on America have torn apart families, ostracized Muslims, and left
Eric Dubin HIS-356 June 2015 You’re being watched On September 11, 2001, a shocking revelation surged throughout the United States of America: We are vulnerable to terrorist acts on our own soil. This sentiment had not been felt for some time, and arguable not at all in the same way. The last time in history Americans had been kill by an opposing military force on U.S. soil, had not been since the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese pilots on December 7, 1941. It was this attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Similarly, through provocation of the attack from Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001, the United States entered into the Afghanistan War in October 2001.
We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children. “- George Bush)[pic] ---*--- September 11, 2001 has been the darkest day in the life of every American. On that day, the radical Muslim group Al Qaeda led a series of suicide attacks that demolished American Trade Center, damaged Pentagon, destroyed the hijacked planes, and killed thousands of innocent Americans in the process. Such an unprecedented attack of this magnitude on the unprepared nation shook the confidence of the people, impaired their sense of security and changed their view of the world around them.