It has come to my attention that the current state of our nation is one of peril and doubt. Due to the recent attacks brought upon our nation's soil by terrorists and "evil doers," it is understandable that the current degree of national security must be heightened. Our country can no longer be one of completely freewill with utter disregard to those outside of our borders, but must now come to suspect all inhabitants alien to our land as potential threats to our sovereign freedom. It is with this in mind that I propose a plan to further bolster the security of our most vulnerable, and frequently exploited resource, our nation's airports.
I have ruminated the subject concerning airport security reform to prevent another September Eleventh for a number of months now, and have come to the conclusion that it does not take a savant to see that before this ill-fated date our national security level was equivalent to the intelligence level of a house-fly. I propose that we must fortify our airports to their fullest with every measure possible in order to prevent another tragedy of this magnitude.
The security measures should start the moment a person exits their vehicle and is unloading their baggage. If they exhibit what we define as a "terrorist" appearance (All people of brown skill and Central Asian decent), then they should be thoroughly stared at and made to feel as uncomfortable as possible by our AK-47 toting security officials, as it is proven that this measure will discourage any thoughts of terrorist activity by fifty percent (study conducted by students at South Florida Community College).
Prevention should then proceed to the ticketing counter, where if doubt of a person's integrity is prevalent, their boarding pass can be denied and the suspect taken into federal custody. For those of the "terrorist" appearance, a different and more conclusive set of questions should be used to unveil possible threats. The following are...
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NationalSecurity Strategy & Policy – Basic Concepts
1. In order to understand the concept of NationalSecurity Strategy & Policy (NSSP), it is pertinent to understand certain fundamentals. They are:
a. Concept of nation-state in its universal application and more so its relevancy to Pakistan
b. National Purpose (NP), a statement of resolve and determination for which a Nation – State aspires to exist.
c. Determination of National Interests (NI) for which and Nation-State vows to live for
d. A general view of Elements of National Power (ENP), the factors which provide requisite force to determination of NIs.
e. Based on the above, formulation of NSSP is done by the government and disseminated to all concerned for further action. The latter is in the form of document essentially outlining major nationalsecurity concerns and the government’s plans to deal with them.
2. NationalSecurity is the requirement to maintain the Survival of the State through the use of Economic, Diplomatic, Power Projection and Political Power. Another definition of NationalSecurity is, “Freedom from foreign dictation.” Yet another definition is, “NationalSecurity is...
NationalSecurity: An Intuitive Understanding
The debate over the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is one with strong opinions on both sides of the issues. There are pros and cons to the extensive network of security that the federal government has created to combat domestic and international terrorism. Nationalsecurity is the requirement to maintain the survival of the state through the use of economic power, diplomacy, power projection and political power. The concept developed mostly in the United States of America after World War II. Initially focusing on military might, it now encompasses a broad range of facets, all of which impinge on the non military or economic security of the nation and the values espoused by the national society. Accordingly, in order to possess nationalsecurity, a nation needs to possess economic security, energy security, environmental security, etc. Security threats involve not only conventional foes such as other nation-states but also non-state actors such as violent non-state actors, narcotic cartels, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations; some authorities include natural disasters and events causing severe environmental damage in this category. Survival of the state can no longer depend...
...Nationalsecurity is the requirement to maintain the survival of the state through the use of economic, diplomacy, power projection and political power. The concept developed mostly in the United States of America after World War II. Initially focusing on military might, it now encompasses a broad range of facets, all of which impinge on the non military or economic security of the nation and the values espoused by the national society. Accordingly, in order to possess nationalsecurity, a nation needs to possess economic security, energy security, environmental security, etc. Security threats involve not only conventional foes such as other nation-states but also non-state actors such as violent non-state actors, narcotic cartels, multinational corporations and non-governmental organisations; some authorities include natural disasters and events causing severe environmental damage in this category.
Measures taken to ensure nationalsecurity include:
• using diplomacy to rally allies and isolate threats
• marshalling economic power to facilitate or compel cooperation
• maintaining effective armed forces
• implementing civil defense and emergency preparedness measures (including anti-terrorism legislation)
• ensuring the resilience and redundancy of critical infrastructure
The date September 11, 2001 has changed the way in which the entire world started to perceive threats and their own security related to these threats. Concerning the security and approach of the U.S., the White House has published its new ‘NationalSecurity Strategy’ in 2002 setting a guideline for its eventual war on terrorism. This is the primary text that will be mainly dealt with in this writing because it is the official source showing U.S. plans of action. The 35 page long document alongside other issues mainly refers to the supremacy of the U.S. concerning its military power in which Bush’s policy of preemptive wars is justified as a necessity to fight terrorism. My argument in this paper is that when one analysis the U.S. nationalsecurity plan after the attacks of September 11, the NationalSecurity Strategy is flawed, especially regarding certain points, first of all the threats are set too broadly in which it gives the U.S. the right to attack any state which is seen as a possible threat rather then mainly focusing on the most crucial terrorist groups alarming the USA such as al-Qai‘da. In addition to this the U.S. foreign policy in my opinion is one, which rather than solving the problem of terrorism will create more enemies and in addition increase the vulnerability of...
As much as the world is being progressed security will always play one of the most important roles as long as the states exist and thus the central responsibility of the nation state is its own survival. Every state has to deal with different issues in this world and the hardest thing is how to deal with them. America which is a very powerful state has to take care of its nationalsecurity and its citizens by different strategies that are shown in nationalsecurity strategy. NationalSecurity Strategy is a document that U.S.A and also other states make to outline the concerns that are present and how to deal with these problems. Over the past decade or more many, governments, especially western governments, have taken steps to draw together a wide range of different functions, objectives and institutions under the concept of ‘nationalsecurity’. Thus, the main reason that this strategy is created it is because of citizens and countries that face different types of security threats. This strategy has elements of realism, liberalism and constructivism which are the main theories of international relations.
To begin with, realism is a theory essentially about power and security. States relentlessly seek power and security because they exist in a...
The study of security involves an evolving understanding of the global security situation, as well as an evolving understanding of the principle of security itself. To understand how this has changed we must understand where we came from, and where we are now. The ability to do so is crucial to our survival as a nation, and as the greatest power in the world.
To show how the study of security has changed, I will demonstrate using our attitude towards security itself since the end of the Cold War. I will examine scholarly studies of security as well as NationalSecurity Council reports and addresses made by our Presidents. In doing so, I will establish that there has been a clear shift in thought on security from the days of the Truman Doctrine and NSC-68, to the Bush’s Administration and their War on Terror, and the most current shift underway, through President Obama.
The security threat during the Cold War was two-fold. As a nation, we faced a super power wielding a mighty arsenal of nuclear weapons and a formable conventional force. However, our foe also had an ideological weapon. That was the ideological weapon of Communism. Communism, united Russia with deadly allies such as Cuba, North Korea, China, and much of Eastern Europe. As dangerous as the weapons of these countries were, the idea of Communism spread like...
It’s a small world, literally! With the steady improvement of high speed technology, immigrants are headed for the United States borders. Something must be done, is homeland security the answer? If security is increased along national borders migration might be slowed. For example, with just the click of a button someone’s complete identity can be on a screen. Why not with the power of technology that’s in place, anything is possible. U.S borders have been a target for many terrorist. Homeland Security plays a vital part in protection, therefore security guards should be added along the U.S borders. To help slow the invasion, first guards and the addition of other technologies must be added. Next is to slow international workers from being employed by U.S companies. Finally, by assisting neighboring countries on the development towards a more stronger and stable economy. Indeed in a modern day society in which globalization and homeland security plays a part in everyday life.
There are various branches of security, but homeland security protects the everyday life of U.S citizens. Homeland Security is the branch that focuses on protecting the borders, in general one of the most secretive organizations in America. Nationalsecurity deals with many...
Nationalsecurity can be defined as a country's need to maintain its survival by use of military, political and economic power for diplomacy. Civil liberty are freedoms and rights exercised by individuals in any country provided by their country's legislation or international laws, for example the right to life, freedom of speech, freedom of expression, the right to privacy, the right to security and liberty and many more.Nationalsecurity issues arose after the second world war in the united states of America with initial emphasis on the military. For any country in this day and age, nationalsecurity encompasses energy security, economic security, environmental security and many more. Security threats range not only from external states but also from illegal drug cartels, multi-national organizations and terrorists groups.
The civil liberty concepts are protected under a country's constitution, bill of rights. Other legal legislation are also adopted by country's to uphold this civil liberties by giving effect to international laws passed in conventions such as the International Covenant and Political Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights. The protection of civil rights is deemed as the responsibility of a country's people and government. The extent of some civil liberties, such as...