Was 9/11 a Conspiracy? Term Paper by Nicky

Was 9/11 a Conspiracy?
A discussion of conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 terror attacks.
# 128034 | 3,492 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 25, 2010 in Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Political Science (Terrorism)

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This paper analyzes several conspiracy theories that surround the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the US. First, the paper discusses the issue of airport security and how it was proven fallible on September 11th. Then the paper examines several theories that the US government was behind the collapse of the Twin Towers. Various potential reasons for this are presented. Doubt is also shed on whether the Pentagon was actually hit by a plane or if it was also orchestrated by the US government. Milder theories are also explored, such as a cover-up of intelligence reports or simply being naive to think that the US could never be a target. Nevertheless, the paper concludes by stating that Americans now know that their lives could be in danger at any time from a terrorist attack.

From the Paper:

"The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is also interested in the security of the nation's airports. It has a research and development program of its own for new technologies, but it is not moving fast enough to keep up with the terrorism problems. Cheaper baggage-screening machines for smaller airports, better people-screening machines that can check for non-metallic weapons and explosives, and machines that search for wider ranges of contraband are very important, but they are just not available yet (LaCosse, 2002). They may never be available, and the economic issues in the U.S. right now are part of the problem. They have slowed down much of the technology that was being worked on and they have also caused problems for the airlines, because people can no longer afford to fly as much. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fredrickson, H. G., & Laporte, T. R. (2002). Airport Security, High Reliability, and the Problem of Rationality. Public Administration Review, 62(Special Issue), 33-43.
  • Guevin, Laura. (2002). Using biometrics for homeland security applications. BiometriTech. http://www.biometritech.com/features/laura9.htm.
  • Healy, Gene. (2002). Volunteer Voyeurs? Cato Institute.
  • LaCosse, Scott. (2002). Aviation Security Technology.The Internet Encyclopedia of Technology and Culture. http://faculty.erau.edu/pratta/Archive/a/aviationsec.html.
  • O'Brien, Ed. (2001). In War, is Law Silent? Security and Freedom After September 11. Social Education. 65(7), pp. 419-25.

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