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The paper examines America's reaction to the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, which were an intelligence and security disaster. The paper discusses how, before 9/11, the deficiencies of the intelligence community were most aptly expressed in two simple, direct observations: "Information was not shared. Analysis was not pooled." The paper further analyzes the Intelligence Reform and Terrorist Prevention Act of 2004, which was a follow-up on the Report issued by the 9/11 Commission. The paper concludes that it is the responsibility of the government to accurately and succinctly address the failings of the system in the pre-9/11 world and ensure that they do not happen again. The writer shows that it is imperative that informational connectivity, better relations between agencies and subsidiaries of the federal government, and global awareness and collective action be successfully implemented to prevent another drastic terrorist threat on American soil.
From the Paper:"The Commission's studies and conclusive report were devised to understand the policy and administrative failings that led to a motley assortment of 19 young terrorists, small knives, box cutters, and the hijacking of planes that crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a remote area of Pennsylvania after passenger intervention. Actions as small as these should not have been responsible for the mass destruction wreaked across the East Coast and potentially farther throughout the nation as happened on that crisp September morning, not in this, the greatest nation of the world, this superpower, this home for freedom and safety."
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Intelligence (2006, December 17) Retrieved April 18, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/intelligence-75568/
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