September 11, 2001
September 11, 2001
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September 11, 2001
Measures That Have the Greatest Impact toward Deterring Further Attacks in the U.S after September 11, 2001
There is a number of actions which have been taken by the US government to get deterred/protected from further attacks like 9/11 in the future. Some strong measures or actions which have been found a great impact on deterring further attacks in the US after 9/11 are;
Stronger and Higher Security Strictness at Airports
Before the case of 9/11, extensive security checks and long lines of passengers and visitors had not existed at airports as well as there was no specific administration like TSA (Transportation Security Administration) exists. Hence the TSA have been developed as after the 9/11 attacks and strong and tight security measures have been designed and developed by the state.
The airplanes have been made more secured to keep the people and pilots secure to the possible extent while the screening process in the scrutiny has been enhanced as well (Rostow, 2011). Beyond that, the evolvement of new technology has been brought for the purpose to make the processes like finding restricted materials and advanced screening methods, and background checks easier.
Creation of the Department of Homeland Security
After the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Homeland Security has been created by the states. This step was basically taken for the purpose to deter other attacks in the future. The department was brought into operations just after 11 days after the 9/11 attacks. The office of DHS has been designed through designing a group of professionals which supervise national security and strategy (Cox, 2002). The main purpose of creating the department is to save the state/country from attacks like 9/11 in the future.
Security Increase Outside Airports
Before 9/11 attacks airports were the places where enough security can be seen and it was much easy to get access to office buildings across the US. But! After the 9/11, it is not as easy as it was (Rostow, 2011). Now, all of the buildings and other prominent institutes have stronger security which prevents people to get access as well as vehicles to crash through.
Increase in Deportation
After the 9/11 attacks, the Bush Administration of the US has brought enough increase in the deportation especially the deportation of criminals as well as enlarged restrictions of immigration in response to the 9/11 attacks (Cox, 2002). According to the report of ABC News, the rate of deportation has got double after 9/11 where the deportation of criminal has increased with a higher rate. In brief, a 400% increase in the deportation of criminals has been reported from 2001 to 2012-13.
Impacts of Security Changes of September 11, 2001, on Me
Not only above security changes after the 9/11 attacks have been found impacting ones for me while all of the other changes which might be security related or related to other activities of the state to deter such attacks in future have effects on me. These changes in security impacts and impacted me in several ways. Some of those are explained below.
The attacks of 9/11 could harm me in many ways like it could have impacted my studies as well as it could affect me financially or can affect my family badly again. But the security changes like security strictness at airports enables me to feel secure when arriving or departure as well as I do not become scared nor feel when leaving or picking someone of the family members at the airport.
The creation of the department of homeland security has been designed to supervise the national strategy and security, so this impact on people and me that citizens do not feel unsecured in the state they live in when their national security has been supervised properly (Verkasalo, Goodwin, & Bezmenova, 2006).
Increasing security outside airports has direct connections with the security of the surrounding people. So this change in the security in terms of strengthening security building and institute have positively affected me when going for study to my educational institute (school and college).
One of my friends has been deported by the state after the change of increase in deportation to whom I was very close personally. So his deportation affected me psychologically which indirectly affected my studies and personal life activities.
Security Changes after 9/11 and Individual’s and State’s (US) Safety
There exists a widespread agreement among the researchers and scholars that the policies and the stringent measure were taken by the Bush administration following the 9/11 have made America safer. Furthermore, strict visa policies imposed by the Bush administration have made America safer than ever. The reason is that these policies require mandatory comprehensive background clearances from the US security agencies. By thoroughly checking the backgrounds of the persons entering the US, the interior security situation after the 9/11 has gotten much better. However, there is an undeniable fact that the US policies that have waged war against Afghanistan and Iraq have made Americans unsafe (Chen, & Noriega, 2014). The Americans traveling abroad have suffered belligerent attitudes from the people they have met from the nations they have waged war against.
US Security Weakness and Solution
After the deep research and analysis of every aspect of US security, the weakness that still exists is Border Security. The Border Security of the US is still not fine and strong as it is needed to be. The evidence for the statement is illegal immigration to the country from other nations (Cox, 2002). In another way, the government cuts off funding of Border Security Patrols when any financial problem(s) in the state's budget occur.
The best and fine solution for the weakness is that the US should adopt advanced technology and modern practices to empower the border security, ensured the supply of required funding and financing as well ensures the safety of border patrol agents so that the weakness can be turned into a strength.
Chen, R. J., & Noriega, P. (2014). The impacts of terrorism: Perceptions of faculty and students on safety and security in tourism. Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 15(2-3), 81-97.
Cox, M. (2002). American power before and after 11 September: dizzy with success. International affairs, 78(2), 261-276.
Rostow, N. (2011). Before and after: The changed UN response to terrorism since September 11th. Cornell Int'l LJ, 35, 475.
Verkasalo, M., Goodwin, R., & Bezmenova, I. (2006). Values following a major terrorist incident: Finnish adolescent and student values before and after September 11, 2001. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 36(1), 144-160.
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