The worst act of terrorism in the United States took place on September 11, 2001. While this wasn’t the first time political movements had chosen targets on United States soil, it was the first time something of such magnitude was carried out successfully. This lead to a great deal of hurt and angry for the Nation as a whole. People found their faith in the United States government to be quite shaken.
In response to the fears of the American People, President Bush declared a war on terrorism. One of the biggest parts of this declaration is that military forces will be allowed to use force when necessary to prevent further acts of terrorism from taking place. Policies were put into place to further enhance security at public locations and at all airports.
The manhunt for all those responsible for acts of terrorism in the United States has taken on a new life. Those thought to be responsible in any way for funding terrorism or for being part of it are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. There are even decks of playing cards with the names and faces of those still being hunted. Every way of getting their images out to the public has been incorporated.
The media can sometimes be a hindrance and imposing on various situations in society. However, they have been a key element when it comes to the war on terrorism. Through the use of the media it is known to political groups that the United States won’t simply lie down and allow these acts to happen. They too have provided images of people that are being sought.
At the same time all this information on further security to prevent terrorism has made the public feel safer. A color coding system has also been put into place for the war on terrorism. It lets the public know how high the alert is at any given time.
Other countries seem to be following the lead of the United States when it comes to the war on terrorism. Many of them don’t have the money or other resources to do as much though. The United States is spending huge sums of money to fight terrorism. They definitely don’t want the integrity of the country to be impacted by terrorism any further.