The United States needs to be concerned about terrorism to prevent tragedies like 9/11 from happening again, to address problems with domestic terrorism, and to improve homeland security. To prevent tragedies like 9/11 from taking its toll on the United States, terrorism needs to be thought about still to this day. One quote that proves this point is, “ In 2001, the federal commission warned that terrorists could get weapons that can cause mass destruction. Congress needs to work on the integrated governmental structures to better the nation's security” (Augustine). The nation's security can help with the destruction of weapons that are dangerous to the U.S.
When it comes down to it, America needs to improve it's government decisions in the event of a disaster and it's public safety and health so we won't expose our weaknesses to terrorists or any other Al-Qaeda members who would hurt our great nation or it's people. The American Government has been tested in some of the toughest extremes, whether it was the Civil War, World War I, World War II or even some of the most horrific natural disasters thought to man. But in this 21st Century, America was attacked in the heart of its homeland by an outside force, something neve... ... middle of paper ... ... accomplish, but at this time, we must come together as a country and protect our homeland and our people's lives against the forces of nature and against psycho terrorists who believe they must kill themselves to better our world. Another big thing we need to focus on is the building of our government and its agencies. We need to make sure that we have the most qualified people leading our nation and the government agencies so that we do not have a repeat of what happened with Hurricane Katrina.
Homeland security was developed by the United States government to protect the country from external aggression, reduce the likelihood of terrorist attacks and manage the damage that occurs in case of attacks. To this end, the government set up and reconstituted numerous agencies to aid in the fight against terrorism in the United States. The United States Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security constitute the most prominent departments under the United States law to champion the fight against any attacks by extremist groups. Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies, as well as the United States’ military also have a role to play in homeland security. With the increasing cases of attacks and acts of aggression towards the United States, the government sought to strengthen the resolve to curb any attacks aimed at killing or maiming the citizens or destruction of government institutions and installations.
It looks at these problems in depth and offers practical solutions. Its main enemies are the al-Qaeda and the Americans in the national strategy documentary declared that they were going to use all their strength and capabilities to in alm... ... middle of paper ... ...hazards beyond terrorism in order to create a nation that understands the hazards and risks and can recover quickly upon occurrence of the disasters. It is a checkmate for the homeland security and the homeland security is accountable to QHSR as it carries out its duties. It also helps mature the homeland security by fostering adaptable approaches and solutions through the most current trends in science and technology. Reference Purpura, P. (2007).Terrorism and Homeland Security: An Introduction with Applications.
Since terrorism is very fearful for any country there is a technique that prevent such a disaster and that is counterterrorism. Counterterrorism is a very difficult task for any country to do. But in order to be successful in countering terrorism, the country and its government has to be able to defend their country and attack the terrorists. To do so in the United States, each government agency has an important role in countering terrorism. But according to Andrew McCarthy, intelligence is the main goal of preventing any known or suspected future terrorist attacks.
Moreover planners at all levels should use the proactive approach, don’t wait till the threat to find out where your weaknesses are, knowing that the enemy can strike at any time is a good approach to not thinking that you might be immune, there are measures designed to protect our valued institutions. When reading about the different databases and how these systems do not link together in real time, this leads me to think that there is not a direct link with some states law enforcement databases and federal databases. However law enforcement will not know right away if the person
Understanding the role of risk management within the Department of Homeland security will ultimately allow for individuals to understand how the Department manages risk and prevents incidents such as the 9/11 attacks from occurring. Formula The importance of establishing risk management is determining how exactly you can measure the risk vs the reward over a certain topic. Almost every government organization has their own version of risk management and how risk is determined. The Department of Homeland security has multiple assets which makes the process of determining risk even more difficult. In this case the Department of Homeland security has established a formula to help the process of determining risk easier.
If any entity could withstand the massive onslaught of desolation storms of this magnitude, our federal government can. The biggest shame in everything we have learned from the Post Katrina Disaster response could probably be summed up by saying having the government prepare on our behalf is most likely the best strategic move, as the resources and competence of our government knows no bounds when it comes to keeping people safe from natural disasters. If only our government could have been available throughout the history of time to prepare for, defend against, and repair from the many natural occurrences of disasters that seem to be ever increasing in our world. (Woodruff)
In my research I want to have my focus on how law enforcement agencies were prepared and handled the pressure and chaos as well as how they were trained. I do believe that it is a really important topic because we need to address any issues we have because we as a nation need to be prepared for natural disasters, especially law enforcement agencies. I hope my research will bring the importance of the issue on our society and law enforcement agencies along with our people so ... ... middle of paper ... ...pport that can help to reveal stress and trauma during natural disasters. Also this study focuses on the way law enforcement and government handled the stress and the negative impact of social environment and stress. Villmoare, Adelaide H. 2007.
Even conventional attacks create environmental risk. Witness the concern over asbestos exposure for rescue workers at the World Trade Center. Terrorists may not care about such things, but we should. Our military response should be tailored to minimize and mitigate collateral environmental damage wherever possible. Environmental losses are casualties too.