9/11 Commission Report Essay

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Findings from the 9/11 Commission Report There were a number of findings identified in the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004. These findings included a lack of understanding of the terrorist threat, lack of policy to address a terrorist threat that was not fully understood, lack of capability to address a threat, and lack of a proactive management system to foresee a potential terrorist threat posed by terrorists (9/11 Commission, 2004). There was also a poor diplomacy strategy with key countries, limited military options to address the issues, and a failure to compile and present appropriate intelligence to identify the underlying threat (9/11 Commission, 2004). All of these findings were linked to the general finding identified as the lack of understanding of the threat or its existence. This lack of understanding or the ability to identify a terrorist threat was also due to complacency and the neglect to be proactive and keep up with a changing world environment. However, the 9/11 Commission Report provided important information used to identify the terrorist threat so that resources and mitigation measures could be put in place to prevent future terrorist attacks. The …show more content…
It encouraged the Government to research the "Roots of Terrorism" and appropriately address the terrorist threat (GAO, 2004, p. 4). It provided a means to help prevent future failures which could potentially result in additional acts of terrorism within the U.S. The 9/11 Commission Report created a means to organize the DHS to address all of the current terrorist threat and to be better prepared in the future. However, the 9/11 attacks took place in 2001 and the 9/11 Commission Report was completed in 2004. This is almost three years after the 9/11 attacks. With the evolving pace of terrorist activity, the report took far too long to complete to be an effective

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