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The Roots of the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 - The causes of the 9/11 terrorist attacks are rooted deeper than most Americans realize. The trail of historical events that led to this catastrophe are widely unknown. Many Americans believe that the war on terror began with the tragedy of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and ended with the death of Osama Bin Laden, but in reality, the war on terror has a long and complicated history. This paper will explore the historical events that culminated in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.....   [tags: terrorism, Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, Middle East]
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America's Contribution to Terrorist Attacks - Can acts of terrorist violence be morally justified. To any of us who witnessed the attacks of 9/11, or indeed any terrorist attack in recent history, this may seem an absurd question. How, we ask, could anyone justify the deaths of over 3,000 innocent civilians. While these acts are morally reprehensible, so too are the acts of the west that give rise to Islamic terrorism and the west’s military responses to terrorist acts. According to Honderich, every human being is entitled to a decent lifespan, good health, freedom of expression and respect....   [tags: terrorism, war on terror, iraq war] 993 words
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Terrorist Attacks on the United States - “The September 11 attacks changed many aspects of American life and governmental policies” (September 11 Terrorist Attacks on the United States). It all started on September 11, 2001 in New York. 9/11 made history with its tremendous destruction and deaths. Many people were killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers, additionally those who jumped down from stories above and the hundreds who asphyxiated in the massive smoke that had spread from New York to Washington D.C.. Many Americans from that day on have sorrow and barren feelings from losing their loved ones....   [tags: september 11, world trade center]
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9/11 Terrorist Attacks - The September 11th attacks were caused by terrorists hijacking United States’ (U.S.) airplanes and flying them into major U.S. landmarks. Terrorists are people who use violence to achieve political goals. One of terrorist’s goals is to create political change by establishing fear in a society in which they despise. They accomplish their goals using fear against the government. The targeting of innocent victims and significant places has been the preferred method of terrorism rather than larger terroristic attacks....   [tags: Terrorist, Hijacking Airplanes, New York]
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Terrorist Attacks in Russia - While living in the North Caucasus region of Russian’s mountains in Chechnya; the Chechens have been under the control of the Moscow government for nearly hundred years. But, after the Soviet Union coming to a fall separatists of the Chechens proposed a campaign for independence. This separatist group of people has always resisted and reluctant to Russia’s rule. They created the Chechen All-National Congress when they were considered the Russian Federation Republic of Chechnya. Unfortunately, the President of Russia declined them the chance to become independent because he said Chechnya was an essential part to the country....   [tags: Chechnya independence struggles] 2531 words
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Methods and Motives Behind Terrorist Attacks - The FBI defines terrorism as “the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof in furtherance of political or social objectives (fbi.gov).” By this definition, terrorism can be classified as internal or international based on the overall intent of the attack. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time, but it’s only since 2011 that the world has come to fully understand the meaning of terrorism....   [tags: FBI, terrorism, violence, property, people]
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The Horrors of the Terrorist Attacks on 9/11 - The September 11, 2001 attacks had been planned since the mid to late 1900s just after World War Two. The events that led up to September 11, 2001 ended in tragedy. On September 11, 2001, two planes crashed into the North and South World Trade Center Towers in New York City. Flight 175,an American Airlines plane was hijacked that morning and crashed into the North tower. Only a short time later after the first attack, another American Airlines plane Flight 11 was crashed into the South tower. That same day another plane Flight 77 crashed into the West side of the Pentagon in Washington, DC....   [tags: hijacking, planes, crash]
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Terrorist Attacks on 9/11 Part 1 - Terrorist Attacks on 9/11 Case Study The attacks of 9/11 changed the way that the world, and especially the United States, views and reacts to terrorism. The four coordinated attacks were thought out and launched by an Islamic terrorist group known as al-Qaeda. These attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused close to 10 billion dollars in damages. The casualties and costs are considerably high if the fight against terrorism and those that have fought in the war on terrorism are taken into account....   [tags: Islamic extremists, Al Qaeda]
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Terrorist Attacks on 9/11 Part 2 - World Trade Center Building 7 Building 7 of the World Trade Center was not one of the initial targets for al Qaeda but suffered significant damage leading to the collapse of the building. The building had been completely evacuated at the time the building collapsed at 5:21 p.m. the same day the World Trade Centers were attacked. The buildings structure was altered due to fires that were ignited from impact of debris when the North Tower collapsed. The water in the fire system was shut-off due to a city main break making it unavailable to fight the fires....   [tags: Islamic extremists, Al Qaeda]
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The September 11 Terrorist Attacks - On September 11, 2001 an Islamic terrorist organization named al-Qaeda committed a devastating and scaring act of terrorism towards the United States. There was four different attacks that occurred which were carried out by four passenger airliners that were hijacked. Two of the attacks took place in New York City (World Trade Center’s North and South Towers), one was at the Pentagon in Arlington Country (Virginia), and the other occurred in a field in Shanksville (Pennsylvania), which was thought to have been intended for the Capitol or White House....   [tags: al-Qaeda, hijacking, war] 1724 words
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Terrorism and the Causes of Terrorist Attacks -   The continuing successful and attempted terrorist attacks in the USA and the endless wars and conflicts in which we are involved are caused by the very same reasons experienced in the expansion of Europe during the 15th and 16th centuries.  The economic, political, and cultural conditions present in each of these periods in history, although hundreds of years apart, are still very much alike.  The same desires for money, relations between different countries, and differing religious views are what caused this tragedy and similar conflicts during the expansion of Europe.  By examining these causes in the present as well as in the past, Americans might have a better understanding of...   [tags: Cause and Effect Essay]
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People Wearing Turbans are Stereotyped as Terrorist - Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, all people wearing turbans are stereotyped as Muslims and terrorists when that is not always the case. The attitude many people display towards Muslim Americans is not the same as it was before 9/11. There are now many negative stereotypes against the Muslim religion, that are not always true, and the effects on the Muslim American people can be harmful and cause many personal and emotional issues. Life became more difficult, after 9/11, for Muslim Americans and it made the American dream more complex for Muslims to achieve....   [tags: terrorist attacks, muslims]
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The 911 Terrorist Attacks And The Ensuing Government Bureaucracy - McDonalds Machine Bureaucracy vs. Failure in various modern Institutional Bureaucracies to achieve their goals: Power Struggles, Inability to plan and anticipate disasters, blaming, and vague roles The bureaucratic failures of the United States Governmental agencies to prevent the 911 terrorist Attacks are a result of poor bureaucratic structure. This problem could be resolved by restructuring to attain a more health bureaucracy. One effective bureaucracy noted was that of the McDonalds Corporation....   [tags: Government]
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Terrorist Attacks: Pearl Harbour and The World Trade Center - ... The attack shocked many Americans and was actually intended to neutralize the U.S. Pacific Fleet but it seemed to just have fueled a rage for the Americans. The attack was going to protect Japan as they advanced into Malaya and Dutch East Indies where natural resources such as oil and rubber would be discovered. There had always been a possibility of war between Japan and the United States, but it wasn’t until 1931, invasion of Manchuria by Japan, that the real pressure began. Japan had slowly been expanding into China essentially taking them into the Second Sino-Japanese war....   [tags: japanese, islamic extremists] 958 words
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Government Acts to Prevent Future Terrorist Attacks - Government Acts to Prevent Future Attacks On September 11, 2001, a sequence of organized suicide attacks, conducted by al-Qaeda, occurred around 8 o’clock that morning. Earlier that morning, the four commercial passenger jet airliners, that were later crashed into buildings, were hijacked by nineteen al-Qaeda terrorists. These terrorists intentionally crashed two of the planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The third was crashed into the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, and the fourth plane was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania....   [tags: Safety, Security, Programs]
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The Terrorist Attacks and the Cherokee Theory of Violence - The Terrorist Attacks and the Cherokee Theory of Violence Like most Americans, I have spent many moments since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 trying to grasp both the acts themselves and the seemingly endless chain of depressing events following in their wake. Although many have rediscovered faith communities or a renewed social activism in their search for understanding, I have immersed myself in the lessons of Cherokee culture and history. This history teaches me to situate September 11th in the context of other tragedies that have occurred on American soil....   [tags: Terrorism Essays]
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Law Enforcement Innovations in Reaction to The 9/11 Terrorist Attacks and the Virginia Tech Massacre - The terrorist attacks to the World Trade Center towers in New York City on September 11, 2001 has changed the way federal, state and local police departments communicate with each other, their structures, and operations. The new federal organization known as Homeland Security set out to coordinate their work at the state level, collect, analyze and share pertinent information and intelligence, protect key infrastructure and assets, secure the nation’s borders and ports, team up with federal and local task forces, and prepare new response training, equipment, systems and strategies (Foster and Cordner, 2005)....   [tags: Social Issues, Terrorism] 1075 words
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Stereotyping of Muslims due to Terrorist Attacks Worldwide - Muslims are one of many that are discriminated based upon their religion because of events that have happened in the past that still take effect in society today. Such events like 9-11 and the attack on the pentagon, which were caused by Al Qaeda. After this event, Americans began to targetmore Muslim people based on their religion, which is a form of generalization. With discriminating these people’s religion, American began to stereotype Muslims because American’s are intimidated by Muslims based on the event on September 11, 2001....   [tags: discrimination because of religion]
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The Psychological Impact of Terrorist Attacks - Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and acute stress disorder (ASD) are two stress disorders that occur after a traumatizing experience. PTSD is defined as a disorder that follows a distressing event outside the range of normal human experience and that is characterized by features such as intense fear, avoidance of stimuli associated with the event, and reliving the event. Acute stress disorder is defined as a disorder that is characterized by feelings of anxiety and helplessness and caused by a traumatic event....   [tags: essays research papers] 2449 words
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How Can We Be More Prepared for Terrorist Attacks on US Soil? - Introduction If we have learned nothing else in recent years, we know that protecting the United States requires a multi-faceted approach to prevention, innovation, and response. In December of 2003, the President issued Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-8 to establish a federal policy that aims to strengthen our preparedness against many types of emergencies, including terrorist response. Unfortunately, the approach taken by many departments in emergency response is to use examples based upon prior experience, but prior experience leans heavily on natural disasters rather than the unique characteristics of terrorist incidents....   [tags: warr on terror, homeland security] 2011 words
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The September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attacks on America: The Division of Nations and Views - ... This was a war against terrorists primarily in the Middle East. The war is still ongoing, but President Obama hopes and plans to end the war this year. Despite President Obama’s plan, historian Mr. Michael Burleigh says “Terrorism is a tactic, so it's a bit like saying the Second World War was a war against Blitzkrieg, if you see what I mean” (Guy Raz, NPR News). This interpretation basically means that the war on terror is never going to end, because terrorism is not something that can be stopped because it is now incorporated in cultures and education without anyone even knowing....   [tags: national security, fbi, 9/11 commission]
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Protecting Against Terrorist Attacks in Urban Environments: Explosion Protection for Buildings - Introduction Blast protection, until recently, has only needed to be considered when constructing underground shelters and military bunkers. Currently, however, there is a need for urban buildings and similar structures used consistently by the general public to withstand forces from nearby explosions. This need is due to the recent climb in terrorist attacks in urban or crowded environments. These attacks have used the lack of blast resistance in these buildings as a means for creating widespread havoc through detonating an improvised explosive device (IED)....   [tags: Blast Protection]
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Who to Blame for the September 11 Attacks - The event that occurred on September 11, 2001 was a tragic and heartbreaking scene for the American people. Americans were distraught and an outbreak of fear and devastation swept the nation. Conspiracies have alluded to blaming the government for this catastrophe; however, some controversies put the sole blame on George W. Bush. Many Americans used him as a scapegoat due to emotional instability or timorous feelings towards the attacks. In response to the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001, George W....   [tags: twin towers, terrorist attacks, george bush]
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Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries - Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Males from Muslim Countries The terrorism attack on the United States of America on September 11, 2001 has not only greatly affected American citizens, but it has also made a huge impact on the lives of people in Muslim countries such as Indonesia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Hence, because I am an international student from Indonesia, the attack has greatly affected my life in the United States of America. Since the terrorist attack, the American government has created a number of regulations that have to be followed exactly by the male citizens of Muslim countries who are currently staying in the United States....   [tags: Terrorism] 375 words
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911 Terrorist Attacks and Discrimination - On September 11, 2001, I distinctly remember walking into my ninth period English class and seeing the look of horror and disgust on my teacher’s face. I asked, “Mrs. Hogan, what’s the matter?” She replied by walking over to the television set and turning on the news. My classmates and I were filled with astonishment as we watched the horror unfold before our eyes. Feelings of hatred and vengeance floated in the pit of my stomach. I went home that day enraged and filled with prejudice. That night I begun reading an article my teacher had assigned for homework....   [tags: essays research papers] 567 words
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Events that Led up to the Creation of the Patriot Act - The Patriot Act was created in the year of 2001, the same year that the tragic day, 9.11, occurred. On September 11th, 2001, 19 terrorists working for Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes, and caused this day to be forever remembered in the history of the United States. At 8:46 AM on September 11th, the first hijacked plane (American Airlines Flight 11) crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Specifically, it crashed into the 93-99th floors, trapping everyone on the floors above. Many people had doubts about this being a terrorist attack; they thought that it was just an accident....   [tags: terrorist attacks]
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11-M: March 11, 2004 Madrid Train Bombings - 11M: March 11, 2004 Madrid Train Bombings The September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States were felt worldwide. All countries feared seeing the tall Twin Towers and strong Pentagon being attacked by Islamist extremist members of Al-Qaeda. Although multiple countries prepared themselves to prevent an attack of such magnitude, Spain was not spared. In the morning of March 11, 2004 during rush hour, a series of 10 explosions in four locations occurred almost simultaneously in the mass transit rail system....   [tags: terrorist attacks]
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Reasons behind Suicidal Terrorist Attacks - Emile Durkheim's theory of suicide: "Any form of public death--be it an execution, a disaster, a brutal murder, or a suicide--sends shockwaves through society and stimulates a great deal of emotion, especially among the witnesses." (44, Sociology in a Changing World) Suicide bombing, or suicidal terror, is an effective means of achieving political and psychological devastation to societies and cultures the world over. This violent tactic is the weapon of choice for Islamic militants seeking to undermine the American dominance in the 21st century....   [tags: Sociology] 678 words
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Impact of Terrorist Attacks on Tourism and How to Prevent Acts of Terrorism - Introduction Acts of terrorism has greatly affected multiple countries, including the United States. The horrific events that took place on 9/11 left the American people shocked, devastated, and furious. Many innocent American’s lost their lives on this infamous day. While airports and airlines are not free from security breaches, a set of new security measures and requirements have been implemented by the International Air Transport Association and the International Civil Aviation Organization (Beirman, 2011)....   [tags: Terrorism and Tourism, 2015]
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How Leaders Controlled Events in the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks in New York City - During times of crisis, it is understood that leaders are expected to control the situation to the best of their ability. This could not be more evident than in the cases of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City. General Frederick Funston controlled the post-earthquake San Francisco with an iron fist while implementing measures intended to control the fire engulfing the city. Almost 100 years later, Mayor Rudy Giuliani provided a calming presence and helped organize emergency response teams in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks....   [tags: troops, Giuliani, General Frederick Funston ] 1183 words
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Impact of Terrorism on our Civil Liberties - ... The people who were against the body scanners would take off their clothes to show that they had nothing to hide. Many of the major airports have these machines to prevent people from carrying potential weapons that could be a threat to the public. Measures such as body scanners received scrutiny from the American public and frequent fliers, but such security is required to maintain high surveillance and to prevent another terrorist plot from unfolding. The civil liberties that we have are independent of government interest have been to some extent have been suppressed due to the terrorist attacks that can be extremely unpredictable....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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The Criminal Justice System After 9/11 - September 11, 2001 was one of the most devastating and horrific events in the United States history. Americans feeling of a secure nation had been broken. Over 3,000 people and more than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed during the attacks on The World Trade Center and the Pentagon; in New York City and Washington, D.C. Today the term terrorism is known as the unlawful use of force or violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives (Birzer, Roberson)....   [tags: terrorist attacks, counter-terrorism]
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The Transportation Security Administration and Airport Security - ... The only time the airport uses this type of x-ray is when a passenger is deemed suspicious or the first x-ray the passenger went through went off. If this happened a passenger would have the choice to get a pat down or get screened by the 2 Backscatter x-ray machine. The traditional x-ray machine the airport uses to check luggage is called the duel energy x-ray machine. This x-ray machine is less revealing and send out a single x-ray beam. This x-ray usually doesn't detect any organic materials such as skin, bananas and peanuts (Layton, 2007)....   [tags: homeland security, terrorist attacks]
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Patriot Act: Is it Necessary for our Safety? - Do you feel safe from terrorist attacks. Americans are constantly threatened by people inside and outside of our country. Either by terrorist groups or crazed individuals, the U.S has to have a way to protect itself from these threats. But how can we obtain information before an attack so that citizens are protected. On September 11, 2001 our security was compromised. “On that day, terrorists destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center and severely damaged the Pentagon building using hijacked commercial airliners as weapons of mass destruction....   [tags: policies after terrorist attacks]
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The Political, Social, and Economic Changes Following 9/11 - On September 11 2001, an attack was made on United States. Four systematic terrorist attacks were pulled off by the group al-Qaeda simultaneously bringing down the World Trade Centre in New York and damaging the Pentagon in Washington D.C. As extensive and in depth as the cause for the attack may have been, September 11 is an event that has undoubtedly left its mark in American history. A turning point, as some would call it, of the political, social, and economic systems of the United States. Quickly following the terrorist attack on 9/11, President George W....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, abuse of freedom]
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EMS Disaster Medicine: Guardian Angels in Extreme Circumstances - The world experiences disasters every day and there has to be someone there to help. That someone could be considered Disaster Medicine EMS or rescue workers who get called out for natural disasters, terrorist attacks, major events, etc.…An excellent example of a terrorist attack would be the Boston Marathon where a major event was held and many people were hurt from a bomb going off . That terrorist attack took more than just rescue workers, paramedics, and other experienced professionals, it took civilians helping each other until professional help arrived....   [tags: natural disasters, terrorist attacks]
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In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Sheperd - In God We Trust In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, is a novel by American humorist, Jean Shepherd. This was a best selling novel whose title applies more to today than it did back then at the time it was written. Prior to this the United States was uneducated about the potential terrorist attacks on the country. We were naïve and thought nothing could ever hurt the greatest country in the world. Then September 11th,2011 occurred. The power to investigate leads on terrorism without legal holdups and restrictions has indeed led to much tighter security in the past decade....   [tags: terrorist attacks, western colonialism] 1222 words
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Russell Feingold: A Patriot Against the USA Patriot Act - Less than one week after the devastating terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the U.S.A. Patriot Act was introduced to Congress. One month later, the act passed in the Senate with a vote of 98-1. A frightened nation had cried for protection against further attacks, but certainly got more than they had asked for. Russell Feingold, the only Senator to vote down the act, referred to it as, “legislation on the fly, unlike anything [he] had ever seen.” In their haste to protect our great nation, Congress suspended, “normal procedural processes, such as interagency review and committee hearings,” and, “many provisions were not checked for their constitutionality, lack of judicial oversight,...   [tags: congress, senate, terrorist attacks]
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Suicide Bombings Around the World - In 2012, a total of 6,771 terrorist attacks occurred worldwide, resulting in more than 11,000 deaths and more than 21,600 injuries. Suicide bombings have been taking place for decades and some major bombings include 9/11, sandy hook, etc. These impact many people all over the world and are ruining the economy. Suicide bombings are a colossal issue that interfere with security at many worldwide events, but could maybe begin to be prevented. Security is developing a way to detect suicide bombers before they attack....   [tags: terrorist attacks, hostages, kidnapping]
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What Really Happened on 9/11? - ... Looks like the info spilled just a little bit... the commission had only intended to let out information regarding what they wanted the public to know. This seems to be a “one sided story”. Although there seems to be an overwhelming amount of information pointing to a conspiracy regarding the 9/11 attacks, many people claim that there were no government connections with what had happened and it was all a plan of terrorism. The official report, formally named “Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States” claims that what happened was a simple terrorist plot with the head leader being Osama Bin-Laden....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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Political Violence in the World - Political violence has been around for centuries in many different forms. Even back in ancient times and in the times of Christ have many cases of political violence even though in those times government was only recognized through a leadership of the throne for a kingdom. Wars and great battles have taken place only because of the conflicts over land or to protect their own kingdom of invasions. Now political violence in the 20th century is not so different from the ones in the past....   [tags: protection, bribery, terrorist attacks]
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Homeland Security Technology - “Homeland security usually addresses activities, solutions, systems, and issues related to natural and man-made events that can cause threat to life and/or bring national economy losses (Franceschetti, 2008)”. The idea of Homeland Security is a fairly new concept. It came into being as a result of the 2001 terrorist attacks on several United States targets. The Department of Homeland Security otherwise known as the DHS, was formed November 25th, 2002 and is made up of members from twenty two other government agencies and departments....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, Prevention]
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Taking a Brief Look at Timothy McVeigh - Terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. Terrorism is occurring all over the world. From a suicide bombing to mass shooting, terrorism has a significant impact on the victimizing citizens. There are terrorists within the borders of the United States. They are fighting for what they believe in from politics, money, publicity, and power. One of the major American terrorist attacks that occurred on the homeland was the bombing of Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack on the United States until 2001....   [tags: The Oklahoma City bombing, terrorist attacks] 1040 words
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A Look Back at 9/11 - 9/11 One of the most known and worst events occurred on September 11, 2001. Terror attacks occurred in the United States of America in the cities of Washington D.C. and New York City. An Al-Qaeda terrorist group organized this attack by sending terrorists on four different airplanes to crash into the World Trade Center in New York City, and the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, while another one was targeted for the Pentagon. Although one plane hit the Pentagon, the other went off course and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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Disaster Response and Evacuation Procedures - Disaster Response and Evacuation Procedures 1. Introduction When surface transportation system is effective, possibilities of responding to natural disasters such as terrorist attacks or other catastrophic events becomes high. Disaster Response and Evacuation (DRE) implements the intelligent transportation systems (ITS) to improve the effectiveness of transportation systems so that response and recovery to disasters is enhanced. This involves eases of access to the scene of disaster by professionally trained personnel, provision of better information regarding the transportation system in the area of disaster, provides a more effective, safer means of evacuation for the general public if ne...   [tags: Natural Disasters, Terrorist Attacks, Catastrophy]
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September 11th, 2001: Generalization and Stereotypes of Muslims - On September 11th, 2001, 19 Iraqi hijackers forever altered the lives of millions of innocent muslims across the world. These hijackers compromised a total of four planes and guided each to hit a certain target. The world witnessed the World Trade Centers’ alarming collapse to the ground, and the side of the pentagon turn to dust. Estimated number of 3,000 Americans1 died on this day, resulting in the most wide-spread witch-hunt in history of mankind. Speaking on the night of the attack, President George W....   [tags: terrorism, terrorist attacks, muslims] 774 words
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September 11, 2001: A Life Changing Event for the United States - September 11, 2001 was a life changing event for America. 19 Islamic man associated with al-Qaeda hijacked airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. There was a major death and destruction triggering the United States to get into gear and try to combat terrorism. Over 3,000 people were killed in the attacks on the US including 400 policemen and firefighters. (Staff, 2010)September 11, 2001 is considered the deadliest day in history for New York firefighters....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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The National Security Agency - America’s international supremacy originates from the hard work of her agencies at home which provide a strong foundation for security and international diplomacy. One of these security agencies is the National Security Agency, or NSA. “By 2008, the NSA had become the largest, most costly, and most technologically sophisticated spy organization the world has ever known” (Bamford 1). The National Security Agency is a beneficial government program and a core component of protecting America from terrorist attacks....   [tags: protecting America from terrorist attacks]
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Major Results of 9/11 - The events that took place on September 11, 2001, although on American soil, began a new era of security and American relationships in Canada. The planes crashing into the Twin Towers brought forth serious change to the American/Canadian border, airport security, and societal views. Because Canada is economically, socially, and politically linked to America, everything America did in response to the 9/11 attacks had effects on Canada, creating a chain reaction of Canada also implementing change....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, International Security, Canada]
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The Boston Marathon Bombing - ... The bond is comprised of four elements, which are attachment, committed, involvement, and belief (Akers and Sellers, 2013 p. 117). As the information continues to unfold regarding the past of the two suspects in this particular case, it is clear that attachment, which is the extent to which we identify with others and care about their expectations, and belief, which refers to the belief that laws and society’s rules in general are morally correct and should be obeyed, (Akers and Sellers, 2013 p....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil] 1696 words
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The World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 - As a Union County Fireman Battalion Chief James Adams has seen it all, from small houses to massive buildings brought down by fires. Working as Union County Fire Department in Union, New Jersey for over 25 years he has become an expert at fighting fires. Because of Chief Adams work ethic, he never married or had any children. Chief Adams was completely invested in his career. There was only one event during his career that worried him. February 26, 1993, the first World Trade Center bombing. Although he did not fight the fire, Chief Adams knew many that did....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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September 11, 2001 - Terrorist attacks against the United States didn’t begin on September 11, 2001. In 1993, the World Trade Center became the target of terrorism; a truck bomb was the weapon of choice. Minimal damages were caused to the building with the exception of displacing businesses for a period of six months. Global War on Terrorism has been an ongoing effort in order to avoid future terrorist acts against the United States of America and the rest of the world. Throughout the last few years, many countries have extended their support in Afghanistan and Iraq to end terrorism and many individuals have been detained due to their participation in terrorist activities....   [tags: terrorist attacks, world trade center]
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Self-Defense Post 9-11 - When we are attacked with force, we have natural response to want to defend our selves. Whether attacked as individuals, as a group or collectively as a nation, we have the inherit right to use measures of self-defense in response to acts of violence and aggression. Article 51 of the United Nations Charter makes this point extremely clear: “nothing…shall impair the inherit right of individual or collective self defense if an armed attack occurs against a member of the United Nations..” Before 9-11, it was understood within the international community that ‘armed’ attacks were planned and executed by nation States against other sovereign States....   [tags: effects of terrorist attacks on US soil]
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Reconciliation for 9/11 Terrorism - Since the horrible tragedy on September 11th, Americans have been brainstorming for ideas on how to fight terrorism. Minds are collaborating on what can be done to reconcile the West in the minds of Islamic nations. Many strategies for attaining peace have been introduced, and steps are being made toward the appeasement of differences. The ideas for peacemaking that have already been set in motion will be discussed along with new suggestions for reconciliation. Both political and private associations in the United States have introduced wonderful solutions that have begun the process of reconciliation between Islam and the West....   [tags: September 11th Terrorist Attacks] 1487 words
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1993 World Trade Center Bombing - On 26 February 1993 the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York, New York was bombed. This attack marked the opening salvo of a conflict that the United States is still facing to this very day. The conflict is now commonly known as the war on terror. More specifically, U.S. citizens are under the constant threat of being attacked by Middle Eastern Islamic fundamentalist terrorists. The common reason given by these terrorists as justification for their attacks is U.S. support of Israel....   [tags: The War on Terror, Terrorist Attacks, Bombings]
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Security in a Post September 11th World - The terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, have greatly changed security policies in the United States. September 11, 2001, is an infamous day that has changed the United States in numerous aspects. After this infamous day, many people live with the fear of experiencing another major attack. After the attacks the national Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission, was created. One task given to the 9/11 Commission was to provide recommendations designed to prevent future attacks....   [tags: terrorist attacks, 9/11, aiport security, tsa]
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The Change in Airport Security from 9/11 - ... Again, this allowed for terrorists to get past security with minimal difficulty. Since September 11, 2001, there have been many changes in airline security such as the new technology to recognize people who may be a threat, the new barriers that have been placed on airplanes that increases the difficulty to get into the cockpit, the laws allowing pilots to carry firearms, and the transition of airport/airline security being handled by the airlines to now being under the jurisdiction of the national government....   [tags: terrorist attacks, detectors, x -ray machines]
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Department of Homeland Security and Its Acronyms - Introduction This paper will briefly discuss the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With every government program or agency comes an alphabet soup of acronyms and DHS is no different from the rest. To better understand the agency and concepts that comprise DHS, this paper will also examine acronyms associated with DHS. They are QHSR, HSE, NRF, NIMS, ICS, and UC. Each will get a description while highlighting and discussing core elements or requirements that each acronym calls for or offers....   [tags: terrorist attacks, flight 93 united airlines]
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A Dog's Legacy - A Dog’s Legacy On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked planes and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plane that was taken over in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We have all heard about the heroic acts of the police department and firefighters however, many are unaware that highly skilled search and rescue dogs played a major role in rescue operations. These dogs risked their lives and brought closure to thousands of families whose loved ones perished in the attack....   [tags: spetember 11, terrorist attacks]
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The Issues with Closing Guantanamo - The United States military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been occupied by over 700 Middle Eastern men suspected of terrorism since 2002. It has been home to some of the most heinous suspected terrorist to ever walk on this Earth. What to do with this military base, has been a major source of conflict within our nation and with other nations for over a decade, with no real reasoning substantial enough to close the base. Although our government has come forward and declared that interrogation methods used on some of the detainees has been unethical and has broken some United States laws....   [tags: guantanamo bay, military base, terrorist attacks]
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Homeland Security Chapter Four Summary and Essay. - Chapter 1-3 showed the beginnings of homeland security and the expansion and growth of Homeland Security. Chapter 4 shows the actions of homeland security, and the steps they take toward a problem to access it. The DHS above all needs to realized and understand how to address an attack quickly and efficiently, and have counter measure put into place beforehand. The DHS must be able to access the risks of any situation, and must decipher the potential hazard the situation could cause. When looking at the many functions of the DHS, nothing could be more important than the ability to understand or hinder or stop an attack man made or not....   [tags: saving America from terrorist attacks] 1225 words
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America after September 11th, 2001 - September 11, 2001 is a day that has changed the lives in America forever. On this day, terrorist’s hijacked four planes. Each plane was on a mission to hit four historical buildings: The White House, the Pentagon, and the North and South Towers of the World Trade Center. Two planes managed to crash into the North and South Tower, causing the buildings to collapse to the ground. The third plane managed to hit a part of the Pentagon, and the fourth plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Americans shriek of horror when remembering this day....   [tags: terrorism, twin towers, terrorist attacks]
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Red Scare and 9/11 - Government welfare assists families that are low-income. When the government assists, it is assisting families with financial problems. Many programs require families to meet certain requirements such as, financial, residential, and citizenship. There are a lot of families that do not have any income coming into the household and that’s where Welfare come in at. With no income coming into the household, families are more dependent on the government for assistance. Single-mothers are the ones that are demanding of government assistance such as TANF and SNAP....   [tags: terrorist attacks on US soil]
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Iraq: the War of Counter Justification - Iraq: the War of Counter Justification US History II A war incited by, and founded on fear. Fear provoked not by a direct threat issued by Iraq, but by the potential danger of it. One of the major sparks of this fear being the 9/11 attacks, which the US government used to initially rally support for an invasion—later found to have no connection with Iraq or its president, Saddam Hussein. Although domestic support was initially high from claims made by the United States government, Operation Iraqi Freedom was unjustified for it violated the six strict criteria for the justification for war: Jus Ad Bellum....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks, American History, International]
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Victims or Victors - It was September 11th, 2001. The morning began like any other: people went to work, schools were in session, and businesses conducted commerce. That would soon end. At approximately 8:46 a.m., a large plume of smoke billowed from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. America was under attack and this was only the first target. The ensuing carnage would soon claim 2,977 American lives in New York City, Washington, DC, and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania (CNN Library). However, victors would soon arise from the rubble....   [tags: September 11th, terrorist attacks]
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Resentment towards Middle-Easterners after 9/11 - ... “While the working class immigrant… tended to speak themes such as racial discrimination in the process of seeking employment or housing, fear of FBI investigations, detention, or deportation, middle and upper class constituencies less frequently raised these concerns.” (Naber,2006). The FBI has documented studies that show a tremendous increase, roughly “1700 percent”, in hate crimes associated with the Muslim American population between 2000 and 2001. “The middle and upper class members of this culture were protected by legal aid and socialization within white middle class norms (such as dress and appearance)” (Naber,2006)....   [tags: Arab-Muslim enemy, terrorist attacks]
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Finanical Crises of September 11th - ... The weakness in the airline industry pre-9/11 was amplified by the attack that resulted in larger layoffs than previously anticipated. The impact was particularly evident in Manhattan’s real estate, retail trade and tourism. The New York Manhattan area lost roughly 7 percent of its office space in the 9/11 attack, mostly space that supported national and international financial industries. (Federal Reserve Board, 2013) The events of 9/11 further set back an already fragile economy (Figure 2)....   [tags: airlines, attacks, terrorist, federal] 1540 words
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The Kurd's Fight for Independance - In the international community, there is no official definition for the word terrorism. Many nations and federal departments have gained their own definition in what they believe are terrorist acts. Although there is no official definition, all the definitions incorporated by these departments will agree that terrorism is an act which involves the unlawful use of violence or property destruction, constitutes an attack against civilians, non combatant, economic or other symbolic target, is meant to intimidate or coerce a government, civilian population, or any segment thereof, and it is used in the pursuit of goals that are political, social, religious or ideological....   [tags: terrorist, oppression, attacks] 1059 words
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The Heightening of Airport Security after September 11th - The Heightening of Airport Security after September 11th Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary measures. The terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001 required that we reform our nation’s aviation security system in fundamental ways. Three years after the Sept. 11 tragedies, how far has airport and airlines come. It depends on the source. While it is important for airports to heighten security after the attacks of 9/11, the policies of profiling passengers are inadequate and a necessitate revision....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks Aviation Terrorism Essays]
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Impact of 9/11 on the Aviation Industry - ¨We shall never forget, We shall keep this day, We shall keep the events and the tears In our minds, our memory and our hearts and take them with us as we carry on.¨ by: Anonymous (Memorial Website). An epic turn in history all around the world, around 3000 people lost their lives, the two world trade center’s crashed into pieces, the pentagon was crashed… all of this occurred on September 11, 2001. This date till today causes people to tear, as they remember themselves watching the event occur in person, TV or websites....   [tags: world history, terrorist attacks, september 11]
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The Scourge of Terrorism - The quest for peace, happiness, and tranquility are the ultimate desires of all humans. A placid emotional state that is individually subjective. Individuals have a right to pursue the happiness they desire. And yet strife, injustice, want, and oppression are what most individuals on earth experience, to varying degrees. These iniquities spawn increasing acts of terrorism and are characteristic of a variety of despondent groups. Will terrorism be a world-wide scourge in the 21st century. What interaction is there between terrorists and the television media....   [tags: war on terror, terrorist attacks, september 11]
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Homeland Security - Homeland Security      When we pause to think about all that has happened in years past, we truly are lucky. The purpose of this paper is to define and give detailed information about Homeland Security in the United States. I hope to inform people as to why we constantly live in fear. I will give detailed information about what the government is doing to solve this problem. Also I will give possible solutions to our current predicament, based on extensive research and knowledge.      Homeland Security is a relatively new agency that was created by the president, because of the terrorist attacks on America....   [tags: Terrorist Attacks Terrorism] 966 words
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There are NO Just and Holy Wars - War can often be considered an evil act, an act of aggression against another country for economic or social gain, or can be considered a noble event of justice, a defense mechanism of a protectorate country helping a country in need. However, sometimes the issue of war is mingled with religion, which brings the value of war into question. In some religions, war is considered noble and a gateway to heaven. A jihad in Islam is an example of this type, where some Muslims believe that attacking the “infidel” is considered strong promotion of their religion....   [tags: Christian Crusades, Terrorist Attacks, Jihad] 2133 words
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9/11 Reflection - On September 11, 2001 terrorists apprehended 4 airplanes and committed the most heinous act in American history. They flew two planes into the world trade center, one into the Pentagon, and one crashed in a field in Pennsylvania crash killing more than three thousand American citizens. Since 9 /11many things have changed in America in relation to our national security. One of the major changes that have effected most people is in the airports. There are several new procedures one must go through to take a flight these days....   [tags: September 11th Terrorist Attacks] 1115 words
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Biological, Nuclear and Radiological Attacks - In the year’s ahead, chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological attacks will grow higher as terrorist’s and anarchist’s weapons become more scientifically and technologically advanced. So, we need CBNR’s to answer the call and defend our country from dangerous chemical, Biological, Nuclear and Radiological weapon systems. Chemical engineering and chemistry is the backbone to the Chemical, Biological, Nuclear, Radiological (CBNR) Officer’s lifestyle. A CBNR Officer is a Career in the United States Army which helps defend against weapons of Mass Destruction and leads chemical platoons to deal with domestic chemical threats....   [tags: warfare, terrorist, anarchism]
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The September Eleven Attacks - Terrorist attacks are a threat to the development of any country and the welfare of her people. For instance, the September 11 attack in New York caused many deaths, infrastructural damages, and an economic standstill to the World Trading Centre. This paper discusses how technology influenced the attack, actions that were taken to enhance technology thereafter, and the new technologies that can be used to boost anti-terrorism campaigns. Technology played various roles during the September 11 attacks in New York....   [tags: terrorist incidents in American soil]
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Bombing Attacks in the United States - One of the most deadliest and horrific terrorist incidents occurred in Bath, Michigan in May of 1927. Forty-five people were killed during the incident, including the bomber. The bomber, 55 year old, Andrew Kehoe was angry about a new tax charged to the community to finance a new school. Andrew Kehoe was a school board member and was the school’s caretaker. He also worked as a machinist and electrician. Throughout his adult life, Kehoe routinely campaigned for lower taxes. After a series of financial hardships (losing his house and farm) and personnel tragedy (his wife became chronically ill), Kehoe blamed the new tax and the new constructed school for his predicament....   [tags: terrorist, deaths, explosives] 1205 words
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Catastrophic Telecommunications Cyber Attacks Are Impossible - At this juncture, it may be somewhat difficult to accept the proposition that a threat to the telecommunications grid, both wired and wireless, in the United States could potentially be subject to a catastrophic cyber attack. After careful research on the subject, it appears the potentiality of an event of such magnitude, which either disrupts one or the other grids for a long period or destroys either, is both theoretically and realistically impossible. It may be that proponents—those who advance such theories—equate such “doomsday” scenarios as if a cyber attack would or could be of the same magnitude as a conventional or nuclear military strike....   [tags: Telecommunications Cyber Attacks]
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Should the Al- Shabaab Be Put on the EU Listing for Terrorist? - ... Bombings occurred at two locations in the Ugandan capital where people were watching the final of the FIFA World Cup, killing 73 people. Ugandan police believe that the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers, and al-Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying that it was in retaliation for the actions of largely Ugandan African Union forces in Somalia (7). The recent attack in Nairobi was a similar scale as the attack in Kampala, with a similar target, though it was carried out with a different method....   [tags: terrorist, organisation, activity, power, law]
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