Changes Needed for National Security Essay

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On September 11, 2001 terrorism became a reality! There is no way for the United States to prevent future attacks on Americans without working as a coalition force with the other nations to identify, track, and eliminate terrorist networks around the world. One of the main problems with fighting a war on terrorism is that the nations of the world have become to accustomed to working alone as individuals vice working together. The United States will need to change its approach in order to conquer the worldwide threat of terrorism. The way to defeat terrorism at home and around the world is to form an international counter-terrorist task force.
In order to prevent future acts of terrorism on the United …show more content…

As for the people traveling, extensive background checks will be preformed prior to persons boarding flights with this large centralized database. Any parties thought to have terrorist associations could automatically be detained to find out what the reason for travel is, or at least long enough to check thoroughly the individuals body and carry-on for any contraband.
Another responsibility of the international counter-terrorism task force is to educate all people worldwide of the effects and repercussions that these terrorists and the terrorist organizations are inflicting on everyone. The lesson that the American media taught through coverage of the Oklahoma City bombing was that Americans do not like to see other Americans being killed (Grosscup, 117). The same philosophy may be the key to the international success of attacking terrorism and as well as lead a good majority of the worldwide population to shun these terrorist organizations. Granted this technique will not work on all people, but reduction in the number of active terrorists as well as those that may sympathize with terrorist movements makes the mission of the war on terrorism easier. As long as the people of the world are educated on the fanatical acts that are taking the lives of innocent and decent citizens, the possibility of siding against a terrorist organization becomes

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