I need help creating a thesis and an outline on Security System at the United States Airports. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The responsibilities undertaken by the air carriers were preventing unauthorized entry to the plane, screening of baggage, passengers and cargo and training of the crewmembers on emergency tactics and procedures. The airports on their part had the responsibility of ensuring ample security is provided within the airport premises by the stationing of law enforcement officers. The Congress is also mandated with the responsibility of legislating aviation security law and undertakes partial implementation of the same laws (Johnstone & National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, 2006, p. 24).
In the past, the security policies in the United States and the world at large have mainly been established after a public’s reactions to different incidents of insecurity. A good example is the use of air marshals in the 1960s by airlines due to the numerous hijacking that was taking place at that time. It was soon after, that the U.S. government established laws to tackle the air piracy.
One of the main aspects that surround the national security of the United States is the transportation process from and to the United States. In addition to this transportation within the borders of the nation is also part and parcel of the national security aspects. The September 11, attacks not only indicated the weaknesses of United States airport security systems but also the role that the air transport plays in the national security of America. Privatization of airport security is said to have raised a debate in the public domain. The approach used by the United States in tackling the issue of airport security is much more different as compared to its European allies.