We, as a country, have expanded our thoughts to include an expanded set of hazards pertaining to terrorism. These expanded hazards have generally only been a consideration of our limited special operations of our military, federal law enforcement, and intelligence communities. Post-9/11 these hazards became a new consideration, a new set of hazards. The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center’s twin towers forever set in stone a mindset that introduced these hazards as new threats and risks to our nation-New considerations for most. It wasn't the first terrorist attack we endured. It wasn't even the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. But it was the first and the last needed attack to wake the United States of America. It was an alarm heard by all from sea to shining sea. The terror that the potential use of these new hazards brings to our minds makes the definition and effectiveness of terrorism all too clear. (Bullock, Haddow and Coppola, 151)
To understand what terrorist-related hazards are and how best to protect our country, a good understanding of several principal issues and information or background is necessary.
Terrorist-related hazards are not truly new. Terrorism has been around since the beginning of time. Some believe that leaders such as King Tutankhamen in ancient Egypt, or Caesar died via forms of terrorism. What many of us think of as murder was targeted to overthrowing the existing government. ("Terrorism". Anti Essays.)
These new hazards are classified into four major categories that are generally referred to as CBRNE. This acronym stands for the four categories of chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive hazards. CBRNE hazards are significantly different from traditional hazards. Traditional hazards typically include natural disaster-based hazards and technological hazards. Technological hazards are such as hazmat hazards, power-grid issues, nuclear power plant releases, and other...