John D. Hudson III (Terrorism)
Aimee Fairbanks (Intro/Nuclear Weapons/Conclusion)
Melissa Davis (Border Protection)
Alma Johnson (Illegal Immigrants)
Dr. Ron Milon
9 April 2009
The President and National Security
Over the years America has established a stereotype as being an untouchable nation with economical, political and military dominance over other nations around the globe. The continuous changes and improvements to better the national security policy have proven that America is by far not the untouchable nation it is perceived to be. National security is a major concern for ...view middle of the document...
Past and present standing presidents have had to enact policies to combat the threat. Without a doubt the events that took place on 11 September 2001, and the 3,000 lives lost has left millions of Americans concerned, concerned about what is taking place right at home in America and less abroad. Terrorism plays a large part of the National Security policy and continues to hold the Presidents full attention. The President today has a sworn allegiance in an attempt to strengthen the United States through prevention means, planning for emergency responses and recovery efforts.
Weapons of mass destruction have played an enormous role in the development of the national security policy. They have been at the center of the U.S. national security policy for over 50 years. Nuclear weapons have represented nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological threats around the globe both past and present. These weapons pose a significant threat to Americans because they have the ability to cause lethal damage to a significant amount of people at a single time. A small device even has the ability to devastate an entire city. While some believe nuclear weapons are good because they can be used as a means of ultimately reducing casualties on both sides and ending wars, nuclear weapons are continually being address by government officials.
In a globalized world, events taken place outside America’s borders have had a greater impact inside them. The protection of American borders is essential and critical to the protection of the citizens in the nation. A lack of effective law enforcement and insufficient resources dedicated to the improvement of border protection has allowed an 300,000 to 500,000 illegal immigrants enter the United States each year and a total of approximately 12.5 million illegal immigrants live in the nation overall. One half of illegal immigrants entered the United States legally with government entry...