A crisis has basically been defined as any event that may lead to a dangerous and/or unstable situation that may affect an individual the community or the whole society. Some types of the crisis include hunger, drought etc. and have been regarded as negative changes to security, politics, society or the environment. In this, the government may be unable to withstand the murky situation by itself and may call for international help. Furthermore, some crisis may affect the ruling government and can even lead to the collapse. It is these factors that make a crisis separate in terms of foreign affairs.
The 9/11 terrorist attack may be regarded by many as a crisis that took the world by surprise.Though the United States had invaded Iraq in the bid to restore peace to the country, few expected a retaliatory attack from the notorious Al-Qaeda group. After the attack, many looked up to the then president, George.W.Bush for a response to this event which nearly 6000 were injured while 3000 lost their lives (Varughese, 2016). The president signed the patriot act which was meant to reinforce the tools that most of the security agencies in the country used to identify terrorist networks both in the country and internationally. The act provided a framework for protecting the country and included the creation of the homeland security, transportation security administration. All this meant that security was increased all over America and even people from abroad were subjected to serious security measures.
The response was appropriate considering the vast Al-Qaeda terrorist network since it provided increased security measures all over the world. In the U.S, security measures have been upgraded every once and then to prevent a repeat and this has been mirrored all over the world. Furthermore, the crisis increased the relation of the U.S with other countries all over the globe
Varughese, K. (2016, September 05). What you need to know about George .w.Bush’s. Retrieved from Odyssey: www.theodysseyonline.com/george-bushs-response-9-11