Since 9/11, terrorism has become a priority for law enforcement and military personnel in the United States. Even more importantly, it has turned into a "War on Terrorism." September 11th was the worst terrorist attack ever on the United States. Therefore, our government officials responded in the only way that felt suitable, attacking terrorism. The group responsible for the events of 9/11 is called the Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is one of the most well known terrorist groups in the world. Because of past issues with the Muslim community, the United States should have been prepared for a retaliation from them. This is a problem for us here in the United States because now the thought of another attack by one of the most powerful terrorist groups in the world is always in the back of our minds (http://globalissues.org/issue/245/war-on-terror.)
The war on terrorism can leave a positive and negative effect on the community of the United States. On the positive side, the emphasis on homeland security has been heightened. The Department of Homeland Security has been implementing new ideas to try and keep us people as safe as possible. However, the war has left some negative effects on the community. Like in most wars, family members and friends that have committed their lives to protecting our country, have been sent to fight over seas. Also, terrorism leaves a lot of people in terrible fear everyday. Some take it to the extreme and let it effect their lives.
One of the most well-known terrorist groups to the United States is the Al-Qaeda organization. This group was responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. If it were not for those events, most people in our country would have no idea who this group was. Most people think that they are a group that wants to kill people who do not have the same beliefs as them. In some aspects that is the case, in others it is not. Because of this group, the DHS is always on its toes because...
...difficult characteristic to ask for because America is made up of many types of people. Americans do not have an “American Look”. In my paper, I hope to delve into the Department of HomelandSecurity (DHS) focusing on the United States Citizens Immigrations Services (USCIS). Both agencies work in deterring Terrorism in our country. By exploring the roles these agencies play in securing our borders, we will have a better understanding of what also needs to be done to maintain that security.
In order to understand how to protect our country we must first become familiar with the agencies. Crank and Gregor (2005) explain how Homelandsecurity has come to the limelight post 9/11. Our country’s security was not something that normal individuals pondered. It took a tragic event to force us to look at security issues our country faces. Crank and Gregor (2005) give us background on HomelandSecurity by explaining that Tom Ridge was the first director who was an attorney and served twice as governor of Pennsylvania. He was also a close friend of President Bush. It was apparent that our government was in need of an agency to specifically assist the needs of protecting the United States.
The Department of HomelandSecurity was created from the Office of...
...The Department of HomelandSecurity (DHS) was established by this act of parliament: Homelandsecurity Act of 2002. It was created to consolidate the US executive branch agencies linked to the security of the homeland, into a one cabinet department. It resulted into partnership of 22 agencies into one new and autonomous department.
After the investigations of 9/11, the republican government under the presidency of George W. Bush came up with measures to solve the shortcomings of national security. Within a fort night after the terrorist attacks, George W. Bush announced the formation of the office of Homelandsecurity developed to protect US territories from terrorist attacks and offer efficient and effective emergency and intelligence response to potential future natural disasters. The President signed Executive Order 13228 on October 8, 2001 setting up this office with the mission of developing and coordinating the implementation of a detailed national security strategy to prevent the United States from suffering another terrorist attacks
The U.S. PATRIOT Act (Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism) is the most important law passed after the 9/11 attack. It is so essential because of the fact that it improves inter-agency cooperation for the collection of...
...from international terrorism and from destructive natural disaster on American soil from 9/11 attacks. HomelandSecurity has responded by making the U.S. grounds safer and stronger for the Americans. HomelandSecurity is better prepared to address the full range of threats that include man-made accidents and terrorist threats.
The department of Homelandsecurity was formed in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The National Strategy for HomelandSecurity and the Homelandsecurity act of 2002 called for the formation of this department. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)
The responsibilities of the department are to prevent terrorism and enhance security. To do this the department focuses on three goals which are preventing terrorist attacks, preventing the unauthorized acquisition, importation, movement, or use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear materials and capabilities in the United States. HomelandSecurity also focuses on reducing the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and our key resources. Our essential leadership and the major events we host in this country our also focused on.
Security prior to the 9/11 attacks from our airports were disorganized because the airlines were responsible for all their...
When we pause to think about all that has happened in years past, we truly are lucky. The purpose of this paper is to define and give detailed information about HomelandSecurity in the United States. I hope to inform people as to why we constantly live in fear. I will give detailed information about what the government is doing to solve this problem. Also I will give possible solutions to our current predicament, based on extensive research and knowledge.
HomelandSecurity is a relatively new agency that was created by the president, because of the terrorist attacks on America. President George W. Bush vows to never let an attack happen to America again. Therefore he created the office or agency, of HomelandSecurity. This group is backed by director of this group is ex-senator Tom Ridge. George W. Bush specifically appointed him. This group watches Americans and the world extremely closely (Security, a top priority in new budget). The mission statement of this group is to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur (HomelandSecurity Actions). The Department of HomelandSecurity is responsible for securing our nation's borders and transportation systems,...
Evolution of Homelandsecurity
The evolution of Homelandsecurity started in September 11, 2011. When terrorist took control of 4 flights in the United States and planed to kill millions of lives including their own lives. Everyone knows this day as 9/11. When ex-president George W. Bush created the Department of HomelandSecurity act of 2002. There were 22 agencies that were inherited into the DHS and three agencies that were not included in the DHS.
The agencies that make up part of the DHS were formerly Dept. of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Energy, Health and Human Services, Justice, Transportation, and Treasury or in independent bodies were combined and reorganized in the new department. The departments were transferred in March 2003 that was affected with the change. The creation of DHS involved the largest restructuring of the executive branch of the federal government since the Defense Department in (1947- 1949). Tom Ridge was appointed October 2001 to the head of Office of HomelandSecurity. He became the first secretary of the department on January 24, 2003.
The DHS is the third largest executive department in the federal government. The F.B.I., C.I.A., and N.S.A. are among the agencies with functions relating to HomelandSecurity that were not included in DHS. In congressional testimony shortly after...
...The United States Secretary of HomelandSecurity is the head of the United States Department of HomelandSecurity, the body concerned with protecting the U.S. and the safety of U.S. citizens. The secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The position was created by the HomelandSecurity Act following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The new department consisted primarily of components transferred from other cabinet departments because of their role in homelandsecurity, such as the Coast Guard, Federal Protective Service, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (which includes the Border Patrol), Secret Service, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It did not, however, include the FBI or the CIA.
On January 20, 2009, the Senate confirmed Barack Obama's appointment of Janet Napolitano to be the third Secretary of HomelandSecurity, effective January 21, 2009. Napolitano resigned effective August 2013 to head the University of California. On October 17, President Obama announced his intention to nominate former Pentagon official Jeh Johnson, and on December 16 the US Senate confirmed the nomination.
Traditionally, the order of the presidential line of succession is determined (after the Vice President, Speaker of the House, and President pro tempore of the Senate) by the order of the creation of the...
Homelandsecurity and border patrol
Homelandsecurity is one of the main departments that keeps the United States safe. Homelandsecurity locks down the United States and keeps illegal’s from entering and monitors that the U.S does not go under attack. During the making of the department of homelandsecurity the U.S Border Patrol merged into a new agency called US customs and Border protection known as CBP. The old tradition of border patrol was always known for detecting and preventing the entry of illegal aliens in addition to the smuggling of illegal contraband into the county, but a new high priority mission came into lay when the terrorist tried to enter their weapons into the United States. Keeping the boarders of the U.S safe is an extremely dangerous job. The duties of duties border patrol men include to be alert 24 hours seven days a week. Border patrols missions take place on horseback, land, sea, and in the air.
Over the year’s border patrols mission has increased it not only operates within the interior of the United States but also now monitors the roads and even airports where illegal aliens concentrate. Since border patrol takes so much concentration additional powers have been added to help U.S officials protect its borders. From the time before the constitution was even written the function of United States Border Patrol was an...
...RUNNING HEAD: Research and Analysis Paper
CJ355-01 HomelandSecurity: Research and Analysis Paper
Professor Tina Mainwaring
June 11, 2013
Hurricane Katrina was the largest and third strongest hurricane ever to be recorded to make landfall in the United States (dosomething.org). The final death toll of Hurricane Katrina was a staggering 1,836, mainly from the state of Louisiana and 238 people killed in Mississippi (dosomething.org). Hurricane Katrina caused $81 billion in property damages, but is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi may have exceeded $150 billion (dosomething.org). An estimated 80 percent of New Orleans was under water, up to 20 feet deep in some places (dosomething.org). Hurricane Katrina affected 15 million people in different factors such as economy, evacuations, gas prices, drinking water, and the ability to communicate with law enforcement, emergency personnel, and finding loved ones.
Many survivors of Hurricane Katrina who tried to call for help or medical assistance had found out that their cell phones where dead, due in part because of commercial cellular systems were not designed to be highly reliable (“Communication challenges after”, 2005). During Hurricane Katrina the lack of good communication greatly impeded the disaster response of government and rescue organizations...