Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

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  • The French Of Political Provocation

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    Nechaev’s idea of political provocation was to anticipate the Russian government’s response and use the response in order to radicalize people. For example he sent letters to people, knowing that they would be intercepted and those to whom the letters were addressed to would be thrown in jail. In jail people would either break, which were exactly the kind of people Nechaev did not want, or they would harder and become radicalized. By committing an act and anticipating the overreaction of the government

  • Full Body Scanners Do Not Lead to Safer Travel Essay

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    Why should anyone including my 3-year-old daughter unnecessarily be exposed to cancer causing X-ray beams in a full body scanner? Or have a total stranger run his or her hands up and down my daughter's body for a full pat-down upon refusing the scan? Most enraging is that the scan can be done without my knowledge. Full body scanners should not be used in United States airports. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), on November 20, 2010 implemented the use of 385 scanners, otherwise know

  • The Transportation Security Administration is Ineffective Essay

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    Shortly after 9/11 twelve years ago, the federal government created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to protect air travel and prevent similar attacks. In 2012, the TSA had a budget of $8.1 billion, and while it claims to improve airport security, it fails to do so. Additionally, their checkpoints are privacy-invasive and cumbersome, negatively impacting the air travel industry. For these reasons, the agency should be abolished. As a response to the 9/11 attacks, one would expect

  • Aftermath of 9/11; Congress Acts Essay

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    threats. However, in application, there are numerous occurrences where the fusion centers have been ineffective in actually preventing terrorism. On December 25, 2009 Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to detonate explosives on board a passenger airline. National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter said “Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab should not have stepped onto a plane on Christmas Day. The counterterrorism system collectively failed and I along with Director [of National Intelligence Dennis]

  • Sam Mullins

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    attacks are committed by people directly affiliated with FTOs such as the Taliban, ISIL, and Boko Haram (Department of Homeland Security). As evidenced by the attempted attack of the “Underwear Bomber,” Hoffman’s stereotype is incorrect. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was the son of “one of the richest men in Africa.” (Kennedy), Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, and prior to his attempted bombing, had graduated from University College

  • Individual Privacy vs. National Security

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    The device carried by Abdulmutallab was not detectable by any device in wide-spread use at the time, other than a dog trained to detect bombs with its sense of smell. As a result, advanced imaging technology (AIT) machinery, also known as full-body scanners, were deployed more widely

  • A Report On The Khorasan Group

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    The Khorasan Group. A deadly subsection of al-Qaeda comprised of an alleged group of senior Al-Qaeda members operating in Syria. The small group is filled with combatants on many, if not all of the terrorist watch lists. While the group has been officially labeled diminished since the death of two leaders in drone strikes, the mere existence of such a group posed an interesting threat to our homeland. Officially, the Khorasan group had been denounced. Even though al-Nursra leader Abu Mohammed al-Golani

  • September 11th 2001 Essay

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    September 11th, 2001. Several planes were hijacked on their way from the East Coast of the U.S.A. to California. Two of the four, American Airlines flight 11 and 175 collided with each of the twin towers respectively. Flight 77 hit the west side of the Pentagon, leading to the collapse of the immediate area and United Airlines flight 93 crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after a power struggle on the aircraft. A total of 2,996 people were killed that day, including the passengers and crew aboard

  • Airport Security Research Paper

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    Many years ago airport security was not even an issue. People felt secure and safe and rarely worried about being searched. As time went on, the prevealance of terrorism became an increasing issue. There began more acts of terrorism by threatening and holding hostages on board commercial planes. As these acts continued, the government as well as citizens became vulnerable and an airport safety procedure was implemented as a way to ensure the safety of the United States. The implemented procedures

  • Civil Liberties And Airport Security

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    Are the civil liberties of the citizens of the United States sacrificed during the airport security checks with the use of body scanners for the sake of national security? This week thousands of Americans will board airplanes to head to their Thanksgiving destinations, and they will need to undergo several security checks in order to advance to their flight. Since September 11, 2001, the vulnerability and fear arose in the United States citizens about the security tactics in place to protect our