America's Security Post 9/11 Essay

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America’s Security in a Post 9/11 World

The United States of America was founded on the principals of liberty and freedom for all. For over two hundred years America has stood as a proud example of those beliefs to the rest of the world. Citizens of the U. S. have enjoyed those freedoms and as a result flourished both economically and socially. Americans felt safe and secure in the belief that our government would protect our way of life. The events of September 11, 2001 may have changed that for some. The government’s responses to the attack included closing the countries’ boarders, grounding all air traffic, and coordinating emergency response efforts. In the days, months, and years ...view middle of the document...

The citizens of the United States must have the utmost confidence that the Department can execute both of these missions” (Strategic Plan 2010 par. 1).
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is one of DHS largest and most complex components, with a priority mission of keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. It also has a responsibility for securing and facilitating trade and travel while enforcing hundreds of U.S. regulations, including immigration and drug laws. They use a variety of technology and the government’s largest law enforcement workforce to protect at and between points of entry. It is estimated that 1.1 million people per day enter the U.S. through land, air and sea ports (CBP website, 2010).
Boarder security has been a long lasting source of concern of illegal entry into the country. The advancement in technology has aloud the CBP to be more effective. The CBP is implementing an integrated land-based sensor system called the SBInet (secure border initiative). “SBInet will employ a network of fixed towers equipped with radar, sensors, and remotely operated camera equipment, which provide 24 hour, year round surveillance capabilities that will allow Border Patrol agents to more effectively detect, identify, classify and respond to incursions at the border” (CBP website, 2010). Currently this system is in use on the southwest border near Tucson with plans of expansion in both the southern and northern borders of the U.S. The CBP has also started using unmanned aircraft called the Predator B. The use of these aircraft has allowed CBP to monitor areas that are difficult to access or are considered high risk to ground personal. However there are those that claim not enough is being done. Arizona Senator Jon Kyl states that insufficient resources coupled with the lack of ability to enforce the law, have allowed an estimated 500,000 individuals each year to cross our boarders illegally or remain in the U.S. after their visas expire (2010). The Senator goes on to say that much of the progress made in recent years may be at risk from budget cuts of the Obama administration. The proposed budget for FY2011 would cut the CBP’s budget by 2% or about $261 million for E-Verify, border security, fencing, infrastructure and technology. This would reduce the number of Border Patrol agents as well as cancel plans to extend the border fence.
Airports and airlines have been a source of concern security wise long before the events of 9/11. Terrorist have hi-jacked airliners for years primarily because you get a lot of victims at once. Steven Simon, the former senior director for counter terrorism at the National Security Council says, “There is a particular horror attached to transportation attacks because passengers are in effect helpless in situations like that” (Kaplan, 2006 para. 2). After the attacks on 9/11 Congress passed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act which created the Transportation Security...

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