I have a paper on whether or not the U.S. is more secure over the past 11 years. What do you guys think?
I'm saying it is, but its hard to not bring up all the problems with Afghanistan/Iraq and the DHS and drones. And i've seemed to lost all capabilities of writing papers over the summer.
I took a class on global terrorism, and I think it helped me understand that there is a lot that the average citizen is not made privy to in terms of information; whether or not that makes me feel more or less secure I don't really know. I feel like the focus on only one encompassing threat such as the Middle East is a mistake, and I think that, as seen with the car bomb threat in Times Square and the deadly shootings as of late, domestic acts of violence make me feel less secure.
Again, however, we don't know how many local threats have been stopped before any damage has been done, though.