The Security Of The United States Security

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After the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, people in the United States knew that absolutely anything could happen without even thinking about it. This event made the government realize that the United States security was not the best it could be. There always has been security everywhere, but today everything is taken to another level and is being controlled with a great amount of precautions. Now there is a lot more airport security, which will help prevent any more hijacking of planes or bombings. There has also been a lot more security in New York City because of the terrorist attack. There are also new technologies and programs that help with the security of this country.
After the attack in 2001, the United States government created the Department of Homeland Security, giving it a lot more power to pursue and restrain terrorism suspects. This department has some 200,000 or more people in two-dozen separate agencies working to make this a safe homeland. With the creation of this department, there has been a lot more security everywhere, and that has been a lot tougher. There are many agencies that were in different departments that are now in the Department of Homeland Security, some of them being the Nuclear Incident Response team, Secret Service, Transportation Security Administration, amongst many more (Katel, 2009). There are four main areas of responsibility within the Department of Homeland Security, which are border security and transportation, emergency…

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