The United States War on Terror

The unprecedented plane hijackings that culminated in the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States formed the beginning of a new chapter on the war on terror. These terror attacks led to the death of 3000 people and injuries of twice that number . Scholars argue that the 9/11 related deaths were more than all forms of deaths due to terrorist activities from 1988 through 2000. The events leading to these attacks had a profound impact on the entire world.  The global security community instituted raft measures to curb further attacks and protect residents from death and destruction. A critical analysis of these measures reveals that they traded away civil rights for security. Other significant implications of the 9/11 attacks are massive losses in global stock exchanges and noticeable relocation of resources from one country to another to avert further terror attacks. 

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