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e-Portfolio: Timeline/Final Chapter Project

America has continued to deal with terrorists and terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001.
All of these events are connected to each other by war and terror and have shaped America
into the country we are today because we all are hyper sensitive to terrorist attacks and fear of
what could come in not only America but the world.

May 2, 2011: Osama Bin Laden, mastermind of the 9/11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon, and other locations and leader of the terrorist group, Al-Queda, is killed
after ten years of pursuit by United States and coalition forces during a raid by U.S. Navy Seals
on his hideout location in Pakistan.

December 15, 2011: The war in Iraq is declared over when President Obama orders the last
combat troops to leave the country.

September 11, 2012: Terrorist attack on a consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi kills four
Americans, including Ambassador John C. Stevens, showing the continued fight against
Islamic extremism had not abated after the Arab Spring uprisings in the Middle East and
deposing of dictators such as Muammar Gaddafi.

April 15, 2013: Two bombs explode near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three
and injuring hundreds in a terrorist attack coordinated by two brothers associated with radical
Islam. The attack caused the shutdown of the city as police and federal officials searched and
apprehended the suspects within four days of the attack.

December 2, 2015: Islamic Terrorist inspired act in San Bernardino, California kills fourteen
and follows a brutal attack against citizens in Paris in November. These attacks and others are
fueled by the continual rise of ISIS in Syria, Iraq, and other countries around the world.

June 12, 2016: Terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, with fifty killed and fifty-three wounded,
continues ISIS and Radical Islamic terrorist inspired attacks throughout the world, including
major attacks in Ankara, Istanbul, Brussels, and Nice.

These events have shaped my perception about my surroundings and the world in which I live
because they have pushed into my head that America isn’t as safe as we think it is and that we
need to be aware of these events and be educated and prepare ourselves mentally and
physically for what could come. I don’t think I live in fear because of these events but I have an
awareness of how often these events have been happening and that I need to be more
prepared for an event as far as medical supplies, food, clothing, etc.