Capabilities And Limitations Of The Ic & Hls System Of Theu.s.

1735 Words Aug 31st, 2015 7 Pages
During the last fifty years, the global community has made extraordinary advancements in technology, public health, and human rights. The launching of the first satellite into orbit, creating new tools to combat infectious diseases, and expanding basic global human rights through treaties, protective actions, and billions of dollars in aid, have paved the way for coming generations to continually build a positive future. However, developments such as the vaccine for smallpox and polio, the improvement of air quality, and liberation of oppressed people under the guise of brutal authoritarians, humanity has been unable to make substantial progress in preventing wars and extreme acts of violence. The United States was reminded of this through the attacks on 9/11. These attacks were a reminder that even though this country has been leading the way in medicine, technology, and the global economy, there are those who want nothing more than to see us crumble like the Roman Empire. Due to this terrifying realization, the U.S. Government has created new agencies and intelligence centers, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC), and enhanced the capabilities of others, such as the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) counterterrorism role, to combat existing and future national security threats.
The majority of Americans are aware of these agencies and their basic roles; who…
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