Narrative Essay On 9/11 In The United States

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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. Perhaps the…show more content…
I contribute this unorthodox new advisory to the pandemonium that the United States citizens and government were feeling after the 9-11 attack, which led to poor and hasty…show more content…
America wanted justice for these terrorist acts, and so did its government. This need for immediate justice led to a premature engagement with the enemy, which occurred less than a month from the 9-11 attack, and had little postwar thought. As Drew and Snow state, “…lack of prewar thinking about postwar military requirements in Afghanistan is not surprising. Military operations began in Afghanistan less than a month after the 9-11 attacks…Unfortunately, lack of sufficient prewar attention to and agreements on postwar objectives and strategies eventually resulted in significant problems after the fall of the Taliban government. The unfortunate result has been a costly, protracted struggle that continues with no end in sight (221).” Due to this hasten reaction by our U.S. government, appropriate reaction was not given to the attacks of 9-11. Had cooler heads prevailed immediately following 9-11, the world may not be in the situations that is present

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