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September 11th, 2001 is one of the worst days in the United States of America’s history by far. It all began at 8:45am when a stolen airplane crashed into the north tower of the World Trade Center. Many people believed that this was...
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Erupting on a crisp September morning, terrorist attacks bring America to a standstill. As the day began, it was an average Tuesday morning and New Yorkers as well as the rest of United States Citizens had no idea that in a matter of moments their city and their lives would be changed forever. People were doing what they had done thousands of times before. Some were on their way to work; while others were sitting at their desks, checking e-mail, sipping coffee or reading the morning paper. Out of the clear blue sky an airplane was hijacked and was heading for the twin tower. People heard an approaching noise and then all of a sudden a loud explosion! The twin towers of the World Trade Center were the symbols of Americas prosperity. Dr. Stefan Pasternack, a clinical professor of Georgetown University who specializes in the impact of terrorism and murder says: Its one thing to think of a truck blowing up in front of a building. This involved the use of civilian aircraft-the imagery is much more frightening. What we see here is what terrorism is all about. The idea is to make people feel that they cannot feel protected by their government (Black Tuesday 20). With World War II being a fight for national survival, terrorism is the struggle to preserve national values and stand for what we, as Americans, believe. As president Bush stated, Terrorists attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America (Black Tuesday 12). The attacks on our nation nearly brought America to a halt. Around the world security was tightened. Air travel stopped, businesses closed and government facilities were evacuated Tuesday morning of September eleventh. For the first time in United States history, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) shut down air traffic nationwide. There were many incoming flights from around the world, carrying anywhere from four thousand to six thousand passengers, that were diverted to Canada. Authorities shut down all the tunnels and bridges in and out of New York City. All train services were shut down and many shipping ports were also closed down. The most memorable image of September eleventh was the Twin Towers that were engulfed in smoke and flames. Over and over the Towers flashed across Television screens and on the front pages of newspapers.
The terrifying event that occurred on September 11, 2001 is an example of what the world had been warned about many times, “TERRORISM”. In 1998, for example, the U.S. government told American citizens that they were potential targets for a terrorist group joined by the now infamous Osama bin Laden (Eland, 1998). However, many did not think any terrorist would be capable of the tragedy that leveled the World Trade Center and took many thousands of human lives. Americans thought they could not be touched, especially on their own turf.
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September 11, 2001 is a day that no American will ever forget, a day that left a huge impact on the lives of many Americans, a day that has changed America and the world forever. On this day, known as 9/11, America had suffered its first attack on native soil since the Japanese’s bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 (American Decades, 223). The morning of 9/11, 19 Islamic terrorists, hijacked four commercial airplanes leaving the east coast heading to California. At 8:46 that morning, one of those four planes had flown right into the north of the World Trade Center in New York City; shortly after, a second plane flew into the south tower of the World Trade Center. At 9:37 A.M., a third plane flew into The Pentagon in Washington D.C. After that The White House, United Nations buildings, State and Justice Departments, and World Bank were all evacuated. Passengers on the fourth flight, had been in touch with their families who had told them about the three attacks. Knowing their plane was going to be a next, the passengers on flight 93 fought back against the hijackers, crashing the airplane into a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, instead of letting it hit another building. These attacks had caused 2,819 deaths, and 400,000 p...
The FAA began to meet the emerging and existing threats to the airline industry with new regulations, procedures, and security strategies developed to protect crews passengers, and airport from hijacking and terrorist violence. The FAA implemented a number of new security measures to address terrorist threats. They began to advise airlines on security risks and intelligence information. This puts in place more vigorous screening procedures for computers, radios, and other electronic equipment; and it required that only bag accompanied by a passenger can be allowed on board (“Introduction to US Airport
On the morning of September 11, 2001, terrorist hijacked four planes at Boston’s Logan airport. Their goals were to break the U.S. economy by destroying its center of powers, Wall Street, the Pentagon, and the White House. The terrorists panned
Aviation transportation and its services for business and leisure travel are relied upon worldwide and prior to the attacks on September 11, 2011, U.S. airlines were experiencing the effects of a weak economy. The effects of September 11th, 2001 on the United States have caused great harm and concern towards the economy and an already diminishing aviation industry. Airlines were: going bankrupt; air fare and fuel costs were on the rise; and layoffs further complicated the conditions of the aviation industry. Strengthening the vulnerabilities in aviation security has received a great deal of consideration by Congress (Dillingham, 2003). On November 19, 2001, Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) which created the Transportation Security Act (TSA) within the Department of Transportation (DOT). The primary responsibility of TSA was to enhance security measures and meet congressional mandates related to aviation security. The allocation of resources and the demand for additional federal funding exceeds the amounts made available which is a concern for TSA and Congress. The significant concerns of future threats brings to light the importance of aviation funding and its impact on security measures in order to enhance multiple layers of aviation security to prevent or mitigate future attacks.
On September 11, 2001, nineteen militants associated with the terrorist group, Al-Qaeda, hijacked four airplanes and attacked the United States. Two of the four airplanes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City, one plane hit the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and one plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. About three thousand were killed and more than six thousand wounded. This is a day that will never be forgotten. Specifically, the 9/11 attacks have had a huge impact on national security in America resulting in drastic changes in airport security, an increase in military warfare, and a strengthening of the Northern and Southwest borders in the US.
September 11th, 2001, marked the beginning of a long war against terrorism. Nineteen militants from the group Al-Qaeda hijacked four planes to crash into three different locations: The World Trade Center in New York, The Pentagon in Washington, and it was believed that the fourth plane was headed toward the Capitol building or the White House in Washington D.C. On May 2nd, 2011, Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was assassinated, since then there haven’t been anymore attacks lead by Al-Qaeda. But there are still other groups of terrorists to worry about.
BENAC, N. (2011). National security: Ten years after september 11 attacks, u.s. is safe but not
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..