Selected Homeland Security Presidential Directives

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Essay #: 073378
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Selected Homeland Security Presidential Directives
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This essay studies Homeland Security Presidential Directives 1, 3, 5, 7, 8-11, 18, 20 and 21, discussing the facts involved, what exactly is specified or directed; who is specifically affected or directed to perform an action; what conditions cause the activation of the directive, when it come into play, the rationale for its issuance; and how it affects emergency planning and operations in the chosen target community New York City.
After the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, President George W. Bush issued a large number of Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD) to improve the nation’s response to this type of disaster. This essay defines,...
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.....n initial response to a horrific terror attack, the HSPDs studied here have progressed to cover a wide variety of catastrophic happenings, not all of which can be classified as terror. It is a fascinating progression to watch as it may indicate promotion of an increasingly fearful national attitude, an increasingly powerful executive branch and a growing federal presence in the lives of U.S. citizens.
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