Is the U.S. doing enough to keep America safe?
In the year since September 11, 2001, the U.S. government has
taken many steps to protect the nation from terrorist attacks.
President Bush created the Office of Homeland Security and appointed
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge to lead it. Security has been
tightened everywhere, from airports to baseball stadiums. The
U.S. military continues to search through Afghanistan for members
of al Qaeda, the terrorist organization responsible for last year's
attack. But is this enough? What do you think?
Since the terrorist attacks last year, security has been our government's
top priority. The military remains committed to hunting down members
of terrorist groups, while strict security measures across the
nation will prevent terrorists from having success. The government
can't guarantee that terrorists will never strike again, but they
have done more than enough to make another attack very unlikely.
Even though the U.S. government has taken many measures to protect
the nation from future terrorist attacks, it's not enough. Terrorists
can still fake passports and get into the country. Our intelligence
agencies have struggled to communicate with each other. Abroad,
the U.S. military campaign may have wiped out terrorist groups,
but people are still angry enough to start other groups. The government
has not done enough to keep our nation secure.