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Running head: EFFECTS OF TERRORISM ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY1Effects of Terrorism on the Department of Homeland SecurityStudent’s NameAffiliate Institution
EFFECTS OF TERRORISM ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY2Effects of Terrorism on the Department of Homeland SecurityThe Department of Homeland Security was formed through the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to protect the American citizens from terrorist threats within the United States and overseas (Mizrahi, 2014). Most importantly, the vision of the DHS enforces the security and resilience of America to prevent acts of terrorism accurately and effectively in a way that preserves prosperity and freedom of Americans. Even so, the tactics the terrorists use continue toevolve as they acquire new avenues to cause global damage to people. Terrorism of the twenty-first century thrives on violence and ideology that drives extremist movements and groups. The terrorist groups abhor several elements of modernity but utilize the internet to transmit messages that encroach initiate radicalization of violent extremism (Allen, 2013). In the contemporary world of technological advances, terrorists have adopted sophisticated ways to attack, such as cyber-attacks, explosive, biological, chemical as well as nuclear weapons. At the same time, the level of complexities the terrorist adopt in recruitment exploit vulnerable communities from overseas and within the United States of America. In light of improving the efforts to prevent terrorism, the DHS relies on a risk-based layered approach to security in the context of transportation systems as well as the entry points into the US. At the same time, the DHS adopts new technologies to build a safe network of sharing information, detect weapons and explosives as well as protect cyber networks and criticalinfrastructure (Mizrahi, 2014). Indeed, terrorism in the United States and abroad affects the way the US government conducts the operations of Homeland Security. Furthermore, the increase in the level of sophistication for domestic and international terrorism forces the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to elevate their support and funding of the counter-terrorism operations.
EFFECTS OF TERRORISM ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY3The Evolving Concept of DHS to the Multi-Risk World of TerrorismThe DHS represents a legal and strategic concept that describes the governance activities to prevent, prepare for, as well as respond to a variety of terrorist threats. Following the 9/11 terrorist attack, the functionality and the conception of homeland security evolved drastically. Otherwise, the strategic and legal approach of the Department of Homeland Security emerged from the shifting landscape of international terrorism. The world dynamics drive the evolving threats of terrorism to the United States of America. More specifically, the threat of terrorism increase to grow as the terrorist system continue to decentralize. At the same time, the growth of

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