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Counterterrorism in the U.S.
In The US and North America
Counterterrorism in the U.S.
In The US and North America
Counterterrorism in the U.S.
In The US and North America
Jasmine McGee
Spring 21
Spring 21
Feb 09, 2021
While reading pages 1-11 of the NSCT document, three sentences stuck out to me regarding my field of international affairs with a South American Specialization. The first was "Our borders and all ports of entry into the United States are secure against terrorist threats”. This is rather good for the United States but bad for South American illegal trading. Due to the United States past of not being secure in our ports, many Latin American gangs would send illegal drugs through ports. Now that port entries are going to be more secure against terrorist threats it's also possible that there will be a shortage of drugs which is good for American citizens. The second sentence that stuck out to me was “Foreign partners address terrorist threats so that these threats do not jeopardize the collective interests of the United States and our partners”. This is great because this creates a global unity against any terrorist organizations. However, with many Latin American countries, the governments are corrupt and a lot of the time gangs and or terrorist groups run the countries internally. People in Latin American countries may want to go against terrorist groups but can't due to government circumstances. Lastly, “Public sector partners, private sector partners, and foreign partners take a greater role in preventing and countering terrorism". This stuck out to me because its stating that leaders in other countries need to be leaders and go against terrorist organizations. Historically, Latin American countries are known to have corrupt leaders because they are influenced by money from gangs or terrorist organizations. This states that leaders need to take a stand and fight for their countries.
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