Just recently there has been uproar over airport security and the use of body scanners on passengers. After 9/11 many airlines have toughen up their security measures in order to prevent this tragic accident to ever occur again. In order to improve security and make our lives a lot safer airlines have implemented many different types of technology. Technology aids airline security to see what passengers are possibly carrying under their clothing. Making passengers go through X-Ray screenings can not only prevent passengers from boarding a plane with harmful equipment but it can also deter the thought of someone actually making an attempt to board while carrying a weapon. Other technological advancements such as surveillance cameras are being
On the morning of September 11, 2001, an Islamic terrorist group known as al-Qaeda carried out a series of four attacks on the United States. The most well-known attack is when two commercial airline planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City. Many innocent lives were lost and families were torn apart. While many Americans were determined to show their resilience towards the attacks, this is a day many Americans will never forget. Although the attacks happened sixteen years ago, Americans are still dealing with the impacts these attacks have had on life in America. The 9/11 attacks have had several long-lasting effects on everyday life in America, some of which include an increase in airport security, a change in national security, and an increase the fear of terrorism.
Two of the important aspects that’s caused the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to take place was the lack of communication between the FBI, CIA and other various government bodies and pointless bureaucratic standoffs that handicapped counterterrorism efforts. In addition, the United States underestimated the power of al-Qaeda. Prior to 9/11 the United States were aware of multiple threats and events that had taken place, but the lack of communication between departments made it imposable to know that al-Qaeda was planning an attack on US soil. In July 1998, after kidnapping Ahmed Salama Mabruk and another member or jihad the CIA cloned a laptop computer, which contained al-Qaeda organization charts and a roster of Jihad members, but
National security became the ground breaking concern in the United States after the tragic events unfolded on September 11, 2001. Many questions were brought to the attention of the public eye, such as why the September 11 attacks weren’t diffused prior to the deaths of
Since the 9/11 attacks, security has been a major thing that the U.S has tightened up on airports and international regions across the U.S. Because we don’t have the technology to help stop terrorist attacks in airplanes or other regions, security screening
September 11, 2001 was a tragic event which killed hundreds of people. But if they had taken measures sooner and worked quicker, those lives could have been saved, those deaths could have been prevented. People lost their lives because they did not take note of things that had happened earlier and that had been warnings. If they had done something sooner, imagine the families now, the families that lost their mothers or fathers either trying to save people or just by going to work. The fathers and mothers who tried to contact their son or daughter, but would never hear from them again. The friends who waited up all night to see if he or she was coming home that night, or if they were even alive anymore. These people should have come home that night; they should have been seen again. Yet, some never left the building as one whole person. These people's lives were changed forever because they did not take action when they should have. These deaths could have been prevented. They were warned of what was going to come in the future since 1993. September 11 could have been prevented by having better-trained pilots and flight attendants, having better airport security, and by recognizing a fatal situation earlier
The U.S. soil had previously been unaffected by any type of foreign attack until the turn of the 21st century which marked a pivotal point. On September 11, 2001, the attack on the World Trade Center profoundly changed not only U.S. domestic and foreign policies but the world. The research conducted in this paper will explore the incidents that occurred on the terrorist attack that destroyed the Twin Towers and devastated the World Trade Center in New York. Many had threatened the U.S. but none have previously been successful. The impact of 9/11 introduced a new reform that included war on terrorism worldwide such as the deployment of U.S. military over seas as a result, the advancement of Homeland Security and subsidiary agencies, the
On September 11 2001, an attack was made on United States. Four systematic terrorist attacks were pulled off by the group al-Qaeda simultaneously bringing down the World Trade Centre in New York and damaging the Pentagon in Washington D.C. As extensive and in depth as the cause for the attack may have been, September 11 is an event that has undoubtedly left its mark in American history. A turning point, as some would call it, of the political, social, and economic systems of the United States. Quickly following the terrorist attack on 9/11, President George W. Bush called for a “war against terrorism.” Instead, what truly occurred was an act of counter terrorism. After 9/11, the political system of America took a turn for the worst;
After the attack on September 11, 2001, America became much more aware of the necessity to enhance security within the country. The tragedy that struck America’s heart continues to affect the lives of citizens today because the memory will never disappear. The United States decided to take action and strengthen security of the nation to prevent any terrorist attacks in the future. Some citizens continue to argue about the huge expense of the current security, but it clearly protects the country as a whole. As an individual, security has a purpose throughout everyday lives’ because it ensures each citizens’ safety. America is safer now than before 9/11 because of new federal agencies to enforce safety against terrorists and the money spent towards higher levels of security.
We live in a world today, in which technology moves at a very rapid pace. Many of these technological advances can be used to make our everyday lives easier and safer. One of these new technologies is Biometrics. Biometrics is the process of measuring a person’s physical properties. This would include measuring things like fingerprints, retinas, odor, vein structure on the back of the hand and many other things. Biometrics is a very important topic because it would create better security precautions for certain places that need to be secure. Biometrics will make our society safer by only allowing authorized people out of secure facilities and by keeping the unauthorized people out. Throughout the rest of this
Yet the joy is tempered by regret. An ever-growing security apparatus — designed, we are told, to prevent another Sept. 11 — touches almost every aspect of our monitored, restricted lives.
When the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred the United States responded in a manner which was seen as a traditional reaction to such an attack; it used its overwhelming superior military to invade the nation of Afghanistan. As Afghanistan was the operating base of the terrorist group responsible for the attacks, Al Qaeda, the invasion all but destroyed the group's operating capacity. But in response to the United States' apparent victory the terrorists have re-organized themselves into a looser confederation and turned to alternative methods of finance and operation. One could say that the success of the American military's answer to the September 11th attacks have created a new environment in which terrorists currently operate. This includes the use of the internet, unconventional alliances with international criminal organizations, as well the inception of the "lone wolf" terrorist. Faced with these new type of threats, the United States and its allies must find a way to identify and deal with them.
As a direct consequence of September 11, a number of substantial challenges lie ahead in the area of counter-terrorism.. The most prominent of these is the changing nature of the terrorism phenomenon. In past years, when terrorism was largely the product of direct state sponsorship, policymakers were able to diminish prospects for the United States becoming a target using a combination of diplomatic and military instruments to deter potential state sponsors. Today, however, many terrorist organizations and individuals act independently from former and present state sponsors, shifting to other sources of support, including the development of transnational networks.
Some say that the key to success on preventing terrorism, or any crime for that matter, is the use of massive surveillance enforcement (Someone's Watching). For instance, airlines have used the Computer Assisted Pre-Screening System (CAPS) to spot any dangerous passengers that have checked into the airline. Additionally, metal detectors are heavily used in airlines to check for any weapons that a terrorist might use. Video cameras that capture faces and license plates found all throughout the airport are now equipped with a software that allows images to be recognized and matched with several databases (Public Places Have Eyes). Cameras in general are present in every corner of the airport to monitor all irregular activities. Some also believe that "having a floating eye in the sky could prove to be a major deterrent in the war on terror" when talking about aerial surveillance (Surveillance Tech). Moreover, these surveillance tools are not only used in airlines to prevent crime. These surveillance gadgets can also be used to prevent other crimes such as robberies, trespassing, assaults, and shopliftings everywhere. In fact, with the help of aerial cameras, the Tampa Florida Police Aviation Unit was able to perform 500 arrests in the year of 2003 (Surveillance Tech). As for metal detectors, they are found at the entrances of almost every store we go to as well as school premises that push for a weapon free