All this demonstrates how sinister1 terrorism is in American society. This paper will explain background data on anarchy/terrorism, case studies including the Oklahoma bombing, and the government’s reaction toward terrorism. A number of terrorist attacks in the 1990s have brought the fear to the public, giving rise to vulnerability2 between many Americans. Most terrorist incidents in the United States have been bombing attacks, involving detonated and undetonated explosive devices, tear gas and pipe and fire bombs. The effects of terrorism can cause loss of life and injuries to property damage and disruptions in services such as electricity, water supply, public transportation and communications.
Due to the semantic field of fear and terror running throughout the discourses of Bush and Blair their choice of lexis is crucial in conveying their political ideologies. The introduction of Bush’s speech was of dire importance. Antithesis is being used within the first sentence; Bush begins his discourse “… Our fellow citizens, our way of life…”, and then ends with “deadly terrorist acts”. Due to the contrasting image portrayed listeners feel their “way of life”, they, as individuals and citizens of America are at threat, of “deadly and deliberate terrorist attacks”. This further promotes the global normalisation of terrorism and the “War on terror”.
Since the attacks of September 11th, 2001; a revolutionary evolution has occurred in the intelligence and law enforcement communities in regards to terrorism threats (Gray, 2008). Perceived failures of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in piecing together the bits of information that they had received in regards to the threat these 19 men posed to the security of the United States lead to the organization of the Joint Terrorism Taskforce and the creation of Intelligence Fusion centers and FBI led Field Intelligence Groups (Cumming, 2004). Each of these groups and organizations operate on a very easy to understand but complex to
Firstly, if the government of the United States tried to pass the PATRIOT ACT of 2001 today, they would have a much tougher time. After the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the whole American nation was swept with overwhelming fear, anger and patriotism. An analogy for this
Homeland Security Evolved Prior to the terrorist attacks of 9/11 the field of homeland security did not exist. The attacks of 9/11 brought the issue of terrorism to the forefront in the political and public light. The intelligence community struggled to collect information both internally and externally due to bureaucratic disagreements. Since the Department of Homeland Security was created a lot of developments have took place. Over the years the Department of Homeland Security has strengthened the homeland security enterprise in order to better defend against progressive terrorist threats.
The 9/11 attacks revealed flaws in aviation security which required an assembly of an all new aviation security system, opened a new security department, and had many indirect effects. Major flaws were exposed, causing a whole new administration to be formed. The federal government enacted a new legislation to increase air passenger safety. On November 19, 2001, President George Bush signed into law the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA). This act created a new Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which combined security efforts inside the Department of Transportation.
It also protects the trade and travel of all things leaving and coming into the U.S. Border security is also in charge of breaching international criminal and terrorist organizations. The next department is preparedness, response, and recovery. This department is effective during a terrorist attack or natural disaster. The preparedness, response, and recovery team work and fund other programs in an effort to respond to and help restore communities in devastating events. This department has been major in tragic situations like the earthquake in Haiti and the BP oil spill.
Response Structure After the deadly attacks of September 11, 2011, the United States took security to a higher level; implementing Homeland Security for every state. Every state responds to major disasters in different ways. This is because it is rare that each state suffers from the same type of disaster. So, therefore they have different plans to handle such emergencies. According to North Dakota Human Resources (2008) "A critical incident is defined as any actual or alleged event or situation that creates a significant risk of substantial or serious harm to the physical or mental health, safety or well-being of a waiver participant (para.
Adjusting to Terrorism Stephanie Nelson CJA/454 Adjusting to Terrorism The United States government can put several procedures in place to reduce, but not eliminate terrorist attacks on the United States homeland. Unfortunately, terrorist have overcame all of the physical barriers the United States has put in place. However, the challenges America faces today on fighting terrorism are cost versus benefit and freedom versus security. A variety of proposals which could reduce terrorist plots against the United States would cause controversy among politicians and civil right activist. Most of the government’s intelligence information can be found on computer or in paper files.
Freedom? The immigration fight in the United States has been going on for a very long time and has proven to be quite controversial. Is immigration reform a product of what happen on September 11, 2001 and there is a genuine need for stricter immigration laws and higher national security? Or is it just a need to prevent certain groups of people from immigrating to the United States each year? Some people might say the immigration laws are put into place to protect Americans and their rights; however, studies have shown and will show there has been bias since the founding of the United States in the immigration laws.