Impetus of the DHS

Prior to the 9/11 attacks, there were a number of other “terrorist” events that occurred on both U.S. soil

and abroad. Read the article discussing the Oklahoma City bombing, located at and the article discussing the 1993

World Trade Center bombings, located at These events, however, did not have the

impact on the American psyche and the political repercussions that accompanied the 9/11 attacks, such

as the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). A webpage dedicated to the creation of the

DHS is located at

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

Describe why the 9/11 attacks was the impetus for forming the Department of Homeland Security and

raising greater awareness of terrorist attacks.
Describe why the Oklahoma City and 1993 World Trade Center bombings did not cause the dramatic

impact as that of 9/11.
Predict how these two (2) historical attacks could have potentially been diminished or avoided with the

protections in place today.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not

qualify as quality resources.

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