Predicting and Preventing Terrorist Attacks
U.S. and foreign intelligence organizations have averted a number of terrorist plots, including several directed at the United States. Nevertheless, it is not good enough to foil most terrorist attacks; intelligence organizations are expected to foil all of them. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the United States has reformed its intelligence organizations to make them better able to predict terrorist activity. These reforms include the establishment of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to coordinate intelligence activities, as well as the National Counter Terrorism Center to develop counterterrorism strategy and planning. Although reforms and new legislative actions can help provide a means to prevent terrorist attacks, the most important component to counterterrorism efforts is having accurate and timely intelligence. There are many challenges inherent to collecting data on terrorists and terrorist organizations. For instance, the extensive amount of data collected can make it difficult to distinguish useful information from irrelevant information. It is important to be aware of and consistently address challenges like this, because they can make predicting and preventing terrorist attacks very difficult.
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There is a widely used saying in both in the intelligence and law enforcement community
that terrorists only have to be right one time to be succesful but the intelligence community have
to be right every single time prevent an attack. There is no doubt that 9/11 was an intelligence failure which had monumental implications for both the intelligence, law enforcement, and military community. The release of the report of the joint congressional inquiry into the September 11 terrorist attacks and the 9/11 Commission Report provide extensive information on what American intelligence agencies did and did not know about al Qaeda (Manheken T 2005). Even though numerous threats were assessed and analyzed by various intelligence agencies none of them could directly foreshadow the 9/11 attacks.
The failure to warn of the September 11 attacks can be traced back to deeper problems with how the intelligence community collected and analyzed information. The challenge of the intelligence community was mistakingly not connenting the dots on the perpatrators of the 9/11 attacks that were on the radar. But many in of the reports in the 9/11 report mention presidents
daily interlligenc briefings and the sheer volume of intelligence reports that were coming in that could not definitively identify the 9/11 attack. Since the inception of the National Directorate of National Intelligence that was created to oversee and manage national intelligence centers and on specific areas of interest in US government national intelligence programs.
Preventing terrorist attacks has been at the forefront of national security policies. Keeping America safe has been the number one goal of intelligence agencies. Terrorists have become aware of the many tactics and clandestine activities of many US foreign intelligence agencies. ISIS is one example of a organization that has been able to adapt to the new technology that
US Intelligence Agencies are capable of utilizing. When ISIS took photos of captures journalists in Syria they were able hide their location by filming in areas with very little scenery in the background. ISIS recruiters also used computer sofware to encrypt messages embedded in emails and online chat rooms that could only be read by the recipient with the same software.
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