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When facing a threat of mass destruction the United States often responds by creating a new department or office This is the case whether an office or department is actually needed Doing so calms the people into thinking the government is on top of things and recognizes the new threat Paul Boyers book By the Bombs Early Light American Thoughts and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age discusses the creation of the Federal Civil Defense Administration FCDA and its duties as an office The duty of this office finding ways to protect the American people can be directly compared to the creation and duties of the newly created Department of Homeland Security President Bush explicitly spells out this new departments role through speeches and various white house documents Both Paul Boyers book and President Bushs speeches both present ideas of how to prepare for an attack Preparation includes making emergency kits having evacuation plans being informed and practicing individual safety procedures In the wake of new national security threats the Federal Civil Defense Administration and the Department of Homeland Security were both created in an attempt to provide a way to prepare and to create a sense of security for the American people Although the threat of terrorism is nothing new the government in response to the September 11 2001 attacks felt the need to implement an entirely new department even though an existing office could have been modified to do the same job In 1950 the United States government in response to the worlds growing fear for atomic warfare created the Federal Civil Defense Administration FCDA to provide a sense of security for the American people The FCDA was set up to hold conferences to commission studies draw up elaborate plans and in general infuse civil defense with an aura of official bustle Boyer 322 These ideas and duties artificially insured the peoples safety and lead people to believe that if they
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