Counterterrorism in the USA

The most important question to address is the role of the homeland security and Emergency teams. They should be united in responding to disasters. The big question right now is not who was wrong or what went wrong. The most important question will be to be well prepared so that Americans will not be taken through the same traumatic experiences that saw them lose loved ones, friends, and relatives.
&nbsp.The immediate issues that must be addressed are the loopholes in homeland security. there needs to be a timely and direct communication between the two bodies that literary hold the lives of millions of Americans in their hands. In this regard, the future presidents of America must first address insecurity. Security is paramount and ranks first among other issues such as healthcare and education (Beresford, 2004). While the 9/11 incident may have been a shock to the rest of the world, it was not&nbsp.surprising to America given that prior warnings of possible Al-Qaida terrorist attacks had been sounded by the FBI, the Scotland Yard, and the CIA. Perhaps, a major question to ask would be. did these warnings go unheeded? Who is to blame? Such loopholes should be addressed to avert future such crises. The most important lesson that can be learned from the event was that there were failures in policy, capabilities, management, and imagination. What is obvious though is that the Hezbollah radical group and the Al-Qaida under the sophisticated and unpredictable leadership of Osama bin Laden had been regrouping for a possible attack in the US soil. Intelligence reports gathered that the groups had been regrouping following their immense success in the Soviet Republic (Beresford, 2004). Credible reports from Russian and German intelligence services, among others, reveal that the blame lay squarely with the homeland security. Their reports reveal that there is more they could have done to avert the situation. The emergency teams majorly relied on Homeland Security to provide major alerts to the emergency teams. This does not seek to discuss the failures or undoing of previous regimes (Beresford, 2004). Rather, it seeks to find solutions.