HIS 340: Recent American History
November 4, 2012
The events of September 11, 2001 is still is fresh in many American’s minds. Most people can recall where they were and what they were doing, I know I can. It was a coward act by a group of people who have nothing but hatred for Americans, for absolutely no reason. This event has gone done as one of the worse tragedies on American soil and has impacted many things in our lives since. In the end, this even has greatly shaped our world today.
In 5 ways 9/11 has transformed the U.S. military, Anna Mulrine (n.d.) explains the things and policies that have changed within the U.S. military. She discusses how the army fights differently on the ground, how the military spends it’s money differently, she even goes through the change in women’s ranks within the military. She discusses the expansion of the amount of special force soldiers that we have, as well as how we value our leaders differently as well
In How we’ve changed since 9/11, Jennie Wood (2007) discusses the many ways that America has changed since the attacks on the World Trade Centers and the Pentagon. She discusses simpler things, like the extra security at air ports, or the growing intorrence for immigrants from the Middle East. She talks about the phsycial health for the rescue works who responded, as well as the effect on the economy from the attacks.
In The losing strategy of 9-11, Gwynne Dyer (2011) discusses how the military strategy post 9/11 was quite possibly a losing strategy. She discusses that it possibly could have been Osama Bin Laden’s plan the whole time to get the U.S. to invade Afghanistan and tie them up in a bloody guerilla warfare battle. She cites previous battles that the U.S. engaged in with that Bin Laden was tied to and how he planned attacks to get a certain reaction out of...