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extremism in the context of a broader threat of workplace violence. The Department of Defense did not comment further, but in the "Fort Hood coalition of heroes" video, soldier’s recount being shot that day while others describe how they tried to crawl to safety. For these soldiers this was not just a work-place act of violence, it was an act of terrorism. If this Critical Thinking Risk Assessment Model was implemented then Major Nidal Hasan would have been caught before even entering the treatment facility with a weapon. Military bases are secured at points of entry/exit and have personnel that are employed to secure the base. This event seems to have many loop holes that are unfilled, and may possibly be hidden from the public. By the result of this story, we can attest to the ill preparedness of this facility as Major Nidal Hasan was able to not only enter with a loaded weapon but was able to pause for reloading this weapon, that moment of pause would have been a good chance for intercepting his attack minimizing the destruction. This was an act of terrorism on our Military in our homeland, a horrid act that was carried out by one man who may have been a trusted person, which would explain his ability to enter grounds without question of any premeditated agenda or odd body language and behavior. If the right model measures were implemented swiftly this man would not have gotten the opportunity to have killed so many soldiers and certainly not wound several others. We can be certain that military facilities all around will use this unfortunate occurrence to be better prepared and always have a watchful eye on everyone who sets foot on any base facilities.
HLS-355-OL- Final Project 8In conclusion, collectively our Homeland Security mission and efforts are to continue to champion critical thinking methods for our nation's preparedness and the support of our emergency responders. Moreover, the ultimate goal of the “best” critical thinking model is for Homeland Security to help incorporate critical thinking, effective safety and security measures along with problem-solving skills as a convenient part of a comfortable daily routine into the lives of all Americans. In the end, what we are trying to protect – and at the same time, preserve – is not only our lives, but also our way of life.
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