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Have policies established after September 11, 2001 substantially reduced the risk of a terrorist attack against the United States?

Background and context

Following September 11, 2001 policies and acts such as Homeland Security and the invasion of Iraq were very popular because of the anger that America harbored as a result of the attacks. Now that the basic angry mood has calmed down, certain questions like whether or not the policies and acts have actually minimized the danger or risk of another major terrorist attack against the US.

Has the United States had any major terrorist attacks against them since September 11, 2001?


Yes. On several occasions US consulate employees have be targeted and murdered while in foreign countries. In addition to that, several Americans by the names of Daniel Pearl and Paul Marshall Johnson Jr., to name a few, have been held hostage and murdered by a beheading.

Yes. Not in America, but the Americans will face many dangerous attacks in foreign countries.The terrorists will try to do their best to get in America to make another incident such as 9-11.


No. Since September 11, 2001 there have not been any terrorist attacks against the US in which almost 3,000 people died. Therefore, policies established after 9/11 have reduced the risk of a terrorist attack against the United States of America.

Has the US been successful in their endeavors such as Operation Enduring Freedom?


Yes, the United States of America has been very successful in reducing the risk or threat of a terrorist attack against us. In places like Afghanistan where operations like Operation Enduring Freedom: Afghanistan are in place right now have really helped to take the Taliban out of power. In addition to that, they were able to remove Saddam Hussein from his "throne", so that itself is also a major accomplishment.


The forces working and fighting for the United States of America still have not taken Osama Bin Laden under military custody nor have they even found him for that matter. The point is that he is the cause of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombings and the reason for the 9/11 bombings. Since he still has not been found, he remains a threat to the United States of America.

Do North Korean weapons of mass destruction pose a threat to the United States?


Yes, the North Korean mistles and the rest of their weapons pose a large threat to the safety and well-being of our counrty and its inhabitants. Had it not been a problem, the US would have already invaded North Korea the same way they did to Iraq. But, because of the threat that they posess, they were not invaded by any US forces.


North Korea has not attacked us yet since the Korean War.Therefore, we do not have a reason to fear that they are of any potential danger to the United States of America. As a result they do not and have not posed any fragment of a threat or risk towards us since September 11, 2001.

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