Terrorism Stop Terrorism

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September 11, 2001 will go down in the history books for being the most tragic terrorist attack against the United States; hopefully this will be the only major attack against the United States. There have been other successful terrorist acts in the US but none as severe as 9/11 and that may be due to the passing of the Homeland Security Act; which then created the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It is impossible to see if Homeland Security stops terrorism because you cannot truly predict if the terrorist act would have been successfully carried out; but we can infer that this agency has stopped a lot of attacks against the US or at least deterred attacks against us. President Bush was applauded by some people for his actions after he found out that our planes were hijacked, but is also criticized because it was believed the attack could have been stopped. As tragic as 9/11 was, if it never happened we would not have the Homeland Security or an accurate term to describe terrorism; since terrorism never had a real definition until after the attack. The impact of 9/11 turned the focus to protecting the American people from attacks hence the passing of the Homeland Security Act (HSA) of 2002 (Brook & King, DATE). Soon after the attack, the White House established the Homeland Security in the Executive office and Tom Ridge was appointed the senior advisor for Homeland Security by the president (Brook & King, DATE). Prior to 9/11, some people in Congress thought it was
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