On September 11, 2001, the United States was devastated when two planes were hijacked and flown into the World Trade Center. This act of terrorism killed and injured thousands of U.S. citizens. This attack drastically affected everyone, including me, mostly on an emotional level. Ever since, our national security has improved and no horrific incident, of this magnitude, has happened on U.S. soil.
America’s national security is stronger and more secure. National security has improved because the government spends nearly one trillion dollars to keep our country safe. The breathtaking total is spent on our military, homeland security, international affairs budget, and more.
After 9/11, security became a priority in our nation. For example, before 9/11, people had easy access to tall buildings, but now access is limited and security is tighter. Airport security is also more advanced than it used to be. Finally, before 9/11, people, including terrorists, could effortlessly cross the United States border. Now, there is border security that promises to reduce the possibility of a terrorist entering the country. There are several security measures in place like, “18-foot steel fencing, high-tech surveillance, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), increased prosecutions of illegal border crossers and new deployments of the Border Patrol and National Guard,” says Tom Barry from Truthout.
September 11, 2001 was a tragic day, but because it occurred the United States’s national security has improved and is more advanced than ever.This helps prevent terrorist attacks like 9-11 in the future, but for now America is safe and I sleep better at night.