9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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Broadcasted fear and alarming unorganized responses to the 9/11 terrorist attacks lead US policy makers to create the most popular policy affecting homeland security and similar federal agencies. The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA Patriot Act) was enacted by President George W. Bush in 2001. In response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, the Patriot Act was promptly prepared in just six weeks after the attacks. (McCarthy, 2002) Underlying weaknesses of federal agencies was expected to be extinguished by the USA Patriot Act. Federal agencies were granted greater authority in tracking and intercepting communications, as well as actively …show more content…

The first issue suggests best practices and leading practices in acquisition management should be reviewed. Implementing policies through acquisitions should be clear and consistent. Clearly defining roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders ensuring the functions of acquisition activities. Countering overseas threats is the second issue that should be focused on by policy makers. Over the past decade, the US has invested tens of billions of dollars in countering overseas threats. The GAO has recently issued reports recommending; oversight on funds allocated for countering the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, vetting US security assistance for terrorist affiliations, counternarcotics, and mitigating terrorist and other threats to US citizens overseas. “The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made progress in improving its management functions (acquisition, financial, human capital, and information technology (IT), but considerable work remains for DHS to address key challenges that hinder its ability to accomplish its missions …show more content…

There is no disbelief that the United States has had historical conflicts with North Korea’s dictatorial leaders. Currently there have been passing threats from North Korea’s dictatorial leader Kim Jung Un to US president Donald Trump. Using current international approaches to the North Korean nuclear problem-solutions are based on the logic of crime and punishment. “According to this approach, North Korea’s crimes – possession of nuclear weapons and violation of UN resolutions – must be punished through forceful, comprehensive sanctions. Such sanctions, the thinking goes, will cause so much discomfort in the North that the regime will be at risk of collapse and Kim Jung Un will be compelled to choose denuclearization (Moon, 2016, pg. 343).” Policy makers ideally want to ensure that foreign policy is perfected to the best of their knowledge and that national security is performing to the best of their ability. “America’s main motive has always been denuclearization in line with its nonproliferation policy, especially after post 9/11 security concerns (Petrželová, 2017, pg. 10).” To avoid similar events to 9/11 posed by North Korea, policy makers should allow counterterrorism tactics to be executed as thoroughly as possible. The protection and safety of US citizens should always be a top priority for government agencies and policy makers. Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s

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