- The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9/11 Commission), an independent, bipartisan commission created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002, was chartered to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks. The Commission is also mandated to provide recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
The 9/11 Commission highlighted that there were significant deficiencies in information sharing and intelligence communication between local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. One of the strategies used to fix these two areas of concern was the USA PATRIOT Act. Outline three ways that this legislation was used to counter domestic and global terrorism.
- In 1993, the World Trade Center was targeted and bombed by Ramzi Yousef. In addition to the bombing, the terrorists also wanted to introduce cyanide into the ventilation system. What would the impact have been if cyanide had been used? What immediate changes did the World Trade Center implement after the 1993 attack to prevent a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) type of attack to the ventilation system and to other areas of the towers?
Each question response must be at least 200 words in length.