Immediately after the 9/11 terrorists attacks, there was an overwhelming need to review and change the security procedures that were in place at that time. Since then, there have been several major security measures introduced and implemented across the country. What is clearly evident is that the USFG DOES NOT need to substantially reduce security measures in all U.S. airports. In fact, the USFG should increase its role in security measures. Some security experts and the media have scrutinized and even lambasted current security measures in U.S. airports.
Making travel to these areas much more expensive than what is really necessary. Quite possibly making the cost to these areas for travelers so much more expensive than most would be willing to pay. This could just be a ploy for the airline to stop this flight service from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. because they are in fact not making enough to cover the fuel and crew costs for these flights. Rather than announce the cancellation of this service themselves, they could be feeding information to the WSJ to help get the word out that they plan to stop this service in the near future. And this article is helping them to plant that seed.
“Overzealous officials” grill suspicious foreigners “to the point of near panic” (Khan 559). In worst cases, death has occurred Haitians seeking refuge, a man was not allowed to keep his medication while he was put in Krome (Danticant 569). The profiling does not only happen with officials, but many Americans often profile foreigners. Americans heightened suspicion on not only non-Americans, but on Americans with Middle Eastern traits. Americans know “racial profiling is both morally wrong and ineffective”, but they rather be safe than sorry (Chavez 563).
Recent debates and news concerning air travel has created a deep-seated fear of this mode of transport, and more and more people are being made aware of the consequences of having firm airport security. Busy and popular airports and international airlines try to come up with the best measures to make sure that air travel is safe and reliable as well as quick and convenient, but people still have solid reservations and opinions about this modern day concern. There was a time when security checks at airports were merely a formality. Metal detecting equipment and body searches were minimal and people didn’t need to worry about their right to privacy, and more specifically, being asked to take their clothes of during their travels. Airports were not security-free but at the same time they did not feel like entrances to maximum security prisons.
I think that airports should look at the person that has the banned object before they don’t allow them to fly. Canadian airports are now working on behavior scanners to look at the person and determine if they are actually a threat or not. Some airlines actually ask people questions as they enter the airport to better know that person and where they are flying to. There is also too many precautions taken by security. People that are late to the airport because of traffic or something else may miss their flight because the security to get in the airport took too long and the flight went without them.
Local and State government was required in rescue efforts from police, firefighters and EMT's. The attacks were also a national security issue which put the whole entire nation in alert, being a terroristic strike on our World Trade Center and the Pentagon- home of our Central Intelligence Agency. This drew out the efforts of our Federal government. New York was a little more prepared for this than DC was and extremely more prepared than New Orleans was to the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. If this would've happened in Philadelphia, we would have indeed reacted in the same manner as New York because we are similar in a lot of ways, although New York is fairly larger as a city.
Reorganizing bureaucracy is a typical governmental response to a disaster such as 9/11, in this case, growing evidence suggests that placing so many disparate agencies and departments under one roof has created more problems than it has solved. So with a new administration in place, now is the time to reexamine Homeland Security's structure and make the necessary changes to ensure it can effectively prevent future terrorist attacks and mitigate the results of natural disasters. The unprecedented nature of the current threat to the U.S., and the traditional role of the military in American society, raises challenges for homeland defense (HLD) and homeland security (HLS) planning in the current strategic environment. For military planners at United States Northern Command (and counter-terrorism planners at the Department of Homeland Security [DHS]), specific questions seem dominant: What exactly is the threat? What part of this threat is a “national security threat” or “foreign aggression” that is a DOD responsibility as part of the Homeland Defense mission?
Many say that they don’t want to see any type of guns on a plane, no matter if they are in a pilots hand or not. I do see where a lot of people are coming from when they say a statement like that, they are afraid that the gun will fall into the wrong persons hand and something in which we thought was a good idea will get blown out of proportion. That is a slight possibility because if someone was to enter the cockpit the pilots, who would also be trained in that field, would apprehend that person to make sure he/she is taken into custody. As I mentioned before, the pilots’ job is to fly the plane safely to the desired destination and get everyone there unharmed. While up in the air he/she must do what ever is needed to make that statement come true.
Chapter 1 Introduction Air travel is a fast and convenient way to reach a destination. Even if many passengers may complain of missed flights, delays during the holidays, and the number of carry-ons they are allowed to bring onto the plane, air travel is an important part of quick transportation. One essential part of the airport system is security. Today, security is a major priority that airports must administer strictly. Due to the recent terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, airports along with airlines want their customers to feel safe.
And the costs of complying and some additional costs such as audit fees can be very high, especially for small firms. Furthermore, if the IPO fails JetBlue will lose money. This makes the IPO process time consuming and expensive. Finally, the future benefits of being listed are not guaranteed. After weighting the costs and benefits of going public, in my opinion, private placement would be a better idea for JetBlue to raise funds particularly following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, because private placement is less expensive, less time consuming and do not need for registration, and at the same time, JetBlue can also raise funds quickly through private placement.