The current conflicts with Iraq and Afghanistan have been very different than most wars of the past for a variety of reasons. For one thing, the enemy is not as well-defined as enemies of previous wars. During World War Two, for example, it was clear that America was fighting against Germany and Japan, as nations. The leaders of those nations had to be stopped, and then the armies would stop fighting. The current war is against individuals in those countries, so they might not stop even if the whole country is occupied Read the rest of this entry »
Ever since September 11, 2001, security in all aspects of Americans’ lives has changed. Airports, schools, sporting events and even people’s own homes have heightened security measures as the government and civilians have felt the need to be more protected.
While more than a decade has passed since that fateful day, the war on terror and the security procedures put in place because of 9/11 are still present in today’s society. For example, you still can’t fly without going through an intense, and oftentimes slow moving, screening process. The amount of liquids you fly with is still restricted and tight constraints are still carried out by the TSA (Transportation Security Administration). In fact, the TSA was established after 9/11 to help fight back against the war on terror. Its main purpose is to ensure safe air travel and safeguard the U.S.’s other transportation systems.
In addition to airport security, home security has also been on the rise in many American’s homes. Protecting yourself starts at where you live and hiring a professional provider to monitor your home helps safeguard your family, not necessarily from the war on terror, but definitely from the war on crime. Discover ways to protect your family and learn more about securing your home to be as prepared as possible.
The American media failed the public and showed that it has a long road to travel when reporting on terrorism. In a stinging rebuke toward the American press, the UK’s Globe and Mail showed that the American press relied on police scanner reports, Twitter, on-the-ground rumors and non-experts in the days after the Boston Marathon bombing attack.
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During the morning hours of September 11, 2001, the United States and the entire world were changed forever. A group of terrorist hijackers took over four different passenger jets flying in various places across the country. Two of the planes were flown directly into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, New York. One was flown directly into the Pentagon in Washington, DC. The final plane, which is now suspected to have been heading towards the White House, was taken over by passengers who overpowered the hijackers and crashed Read the rest of this entry »
Security is an important part of life. People entrust companies like Security choice to help protect their homes with an alarm system. They worry about your job security, identity security, network security and on and on.
But perhaps no type of security has been more impactful on the world in recent years than homeland security’s efforts to fight the “War on Terror.” Wikipedia defines the War on Terror as “an ongoing international military campaign led by the United States of America and the United Kingdom with the support of other NATO and non-NATO countries beginning after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centers.”
Since this campaign launched more than a decade ago, there have been more than 60,000 casualties (people either killed or injured).
And that’s just Americans.
According to some estimates, there have been more than 1,000,000 violent deaths in Iraq due to the Iraq War.
Aside from the tremendous loss of human life, the War on Terror has also been extremely expensive. A congressional report, published in March of 2011, estimated spending related to the War on Terror through the 2011 fiscal year to be 1.2 trillion. The same report also estimates that spending through 2021 would approach 1.8 trillion.
Is it worth it?
Since the “War on Terror” has started we have sent our young men and young ladies to other countries. Sometimes these countries are within the radar of the national newspapers, and sometimes these young people are doing things in countries that many people don’t even know about. The reality of this situation is that this war on terror is on so many different fronts and in so many different countries, these young military people have no idea where they will be stationed.
Yes, many of the deployments have gone Read the rest of this entry »
The attacks of 9-11 have caused our country to reassess our ways of life and accept the new realities of a world destined to remain in turmoil for generations, perhaps forever. We grudgingly remove our shoes, wallets and the contents of our pockets at airports. Our everyday possessions such as, ball point pens and mouthwash are looked upon as articles of mass destruction and confiscated. We submit ourselves to pat downs and body scans as we Read the rest of this entry »
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 caught the United States by surprise. The loss of life was massive, with 2,996 people confirmed dead as a result of the attacks on the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon. Because of the commitment the United States government made following the 9/11 attacks, terrorists have not been able to organize and carry out any similar strikes in the US since that day in 2001.
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If you happen to be one of the many people who is worried that a terrorist attack or some other type of issues might arise that can cause problems for you but are not sure where to find this information, you need to simply use the Internet. The internet is the best way to figure out what is going on not only in your area, but in the rest of the world. Although terrorism is not something that happens so much that people need to be worried all of Read the rest of this entry »
Although the war on terror is something that has been going on for a very long time, it is not something that people have to actively worry and fret about on a daily basis. People who are making it hard for their families to live and carry on after the terrible things that happened on September 11th, 2001, are people who need to realize that there are many great defense in place to keep these things from ever happening again. People need to be sure that if they did lose a person in the events of 9/11, or in the wars that were happening afterwards that they focus more on positive things and trying to make the best out of a terrible situation.
The events that led up to the entire war on terrorism were the attacks on 9/11 of the Trade Towers, Tennessee ADT Home Security, the Pentagon, and all the planes and people involved. It was a tragic event compounded more by the fact that the Taliban and other terrorist factions were making life miserable for those people involved all over the world. The war on terrorism will never stop, but that does not mean that healing cannot begin for those who lost something.
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