This book is also an eye opener for anyone that did not live through or old enough to remember the attacks discussed. I remember the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the bombing of the USS Cole, and the African embassy bombings but not the details. I think that is why I did further research to remember the attacks. Hopefully anyone that reads this will also do the extra research for more first accounts of the attacks to even better understand what was going on in the United States at the time before 9/11, to see how life has changed since and how far we have come with the “war on terrorism.” Terrorism is unfortunately a constant issue but with the law enforcement agencies hopefully working together they can prevent another attack from happening
Running head: THE RUN-UP TO THE WAR IN IRAQ Angela Johnson Professor Skolnik English 128.05 12 May 2009 Assignment # 12 Abstract The war in Iraq is believed to have started because of the attacks on the World Trade Centers on September 11, 2001. After the attacks on the Pentagon and both the World Trade Centers, George Bush devised a story to tell the Americans so they would be on his side and so they wouldn’t refute his plan. Bush came on television and told Americans, “You’re either with us or against us in this fight against terror.” This was one of the tactics Bush used to reel in Americans to fight in this war against Iraq with him. Bush wanted to
and admitted his direct link to the attacks. The U.S. never indicted bin Laden for the 9/11 attacks but he was on the FBI's Most Wanted List for the bombings of the U.S. Embassies in Dares Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. The United States responded to this attack by launching the War on Terror and invading Afghanistan to depose the Taliban. Former President Bush claimed they had weapons of mass destruction but after a while they had found no weapons that were claimed by Bush. Many countries were scared after the 9/11 attack and started to stricken their security.
On September 11, 2001, The United States of America and the whole world witnessed the most extreme terrorist incident ever committed on U.S. soil. It was perpetrated by Muslim extremists using commercial airliners as projectiles of destruction. The attacks on September 11, 2001 left nearly three thousand people dead. Following the attacks there was much speculation as to why these attacks were not prevented from happening. In the months following the attacks, President Bush assigned Attorney General Ashcroft the task of producing legislation to assist the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement community to prevent such of an atrocity from occurring again.
The intelligence agencies failed to link critical fragments of information that could have revealed Al-Qaeda’s plot and prevent the attacks. It was the intelligence agencies job’s after all to detect and intercept attacks on American interests at home and abroad. CIA’s officials failed to do everything possible to confront terrorism and also failed to share information with the FBI. The 9/11 commission that looked into the intelligence failure concluded different intelligence agencies had different bits of information that no one put the pieces of the information together. The aftermath of 9/11 forced Congress to make significant changes in the intelligence community to improve and prevent future attacks.
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.
Devastation, destruction, terror, and straight up fear, is what people would’ve seen if they visited Nagasaki or Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped on those cities. The number of scientists who were involved in the development of the atomic bomb is unbelievable. The bombs were very unique objects, whether it was the size of the bomb, or even the amount of explosives inside. The names of the atomic bombs will forever be remembered for the chaos they brought to Japan. The decision to drop the bombs was one of the most difficult things President Truman had to do during his Presidency.
Annotated Bibliography Annotated Bibliography “A National Survey of Stress Reactions after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks.” (2001). Journal of Medicine, 345; 1207-1512. Retrieved from http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/ This article discusses the general perception of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. The terrorist attack was the first major catastrophe in the US that was nationally televised, and broadcast through social media in real time. Individuals at the scene experience traumatic stress.
President Bush’s war campaign into Iraq is not justified under article fifty-one of the United Nations charter. That article which gives countries the right to invade another country in order to protect them cannot be used to justify this case. In this war, The United States of America was in no clear and present danger. The strike, which was described by government figureheads as a preemptive move to counteract the chance of Iraqi aggression, falls well beyond the boundaries of fair self defensive
Mitchell Dumser Ms. Smith ENG 102 20 October 2014 World Trade Center Collapse Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? On September 11th, 2001 terrorists attacked America. These attacks not only shook the foundation of two of our tallest buildings, but they shook the lives of every American. This debate should be rather interesting because we may have been affected by these attacks or know someone who might have had family in New York that fateful day. Over the past thirteen years several theories of conspiracy about how the Twin Towers were brought down have surfaced.