Acts of Terrorism have brought pain, sorrow, fear, death, and insecurity to our nation. On September 11th, 2001 thousands of people who were within the twin towers, the pentagon, and all of the passengers on numerous planes were killed by Osama bin Laden. A reoccurrence of this can be prevented by: raising the level of security, enforcing the United States Patriot Act, and by building stronger partnerships. In order to secure or nation from terrorist?s attacks the government has to raise the security almost everywhere. The airports will have to adjust the physical security by adding extra personnel to their staff and taking to the next step of security awareness. The formation of hacker teams will also be another asset to the prevention of terrorist?s attacks. These teams will work to find holes in our security a system and fix them. The United States airports could also ban curbside check-in of luggage and severely restrict areas beyond the security check-in to ticketed passengers only.
The Patriot Act also known as the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 was enacted six weeks after 9/11. The Patriot Act expanded the government's ability to conduct surveillance of foreign powers and agents of foreign powers in the United States. The Act grants federal officials greater powers to trace and intercept terrorists? communications both for law enforcement and foreign intelligence purposes. It reinforces federal anti-money laundering laws and regulations in an effort to deny terrorists the resources necessary for future attacks. It tightens our immigration
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laws to close our borders to foreign terrorists and to expel those among us. Finally, it creates a few new federal crimes, such as the one outlawing terrorists? attacks on mass transit the and institutes several procedural changes, such as a longer statute of limitations for crimes of terrorism.
America can expand international cooperation in efforts to combat terrorism by focusing more attention on sustaining global partnership against the spread of weapons in mass destruction. The goal is to expand the global partnership program to provide the assistance needed to reduce the threat of catastrophic terrorism. Efforts should be made to allow more attention in helping our country carry out these obligations under the UN Security Council. The National Security Advisor should work with Congress to ensure the State Department Office of Counterterrorism is provided with funding to support programs that extend beyond government-to-government assistance. This solution will improve legislation, increase border security, and strength physical protection throughout our nation.
In conclusion, the combination of raising the level of security, enforcing the U.S. Patriot Act and building stronger partnerships throughout the world will all contribute to a more peaceful nation.