Terrorism Prevention And The Homeland Security

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Introduction Shortly after 9/11 there was a much needed change in the concept of homeland security in America. Terrorism drastically evolved, and stapled tried and true practices that were set in place were not effective any more. These types of attack trigger an analysis that is required to close the loopholes where threats could emerge. Ideas like using a Boeing 747 as a weapon was never seen until that day. While there were security checkpoints were in place to prevent attacks at the airport, a much needed change was required to prevent the usage of an airplane to be used to take down a building. The private sector works in conjunction with the public sector to create new ideas, and technologies from this ever happening again. This paper identifies some of the significant need that only the private sector can produce, and the impact on the five portions of the homeland security step established by the Department of Homeland Security. (DHS) in the publication of the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review. Terrorism prevention Prevention is the bedrock of combatting terrorism, and referred as the cornerstone of homeland security. From the attacks on 9/11 to hurricane Katrina, an ounce of protection is worth a pound of treatment. Countermeasures need emplaced before an attack, or possible disaster strike. After the 9/11 attacks, the National Guard was placed at the airports, newer modified armored cockpits were installed in airplanes, and more air Marshalls were utilized
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