TheGreatest Threat to the US
TheUnited States of America position herself as a global superpower, aposition admired by several other competing nations and that hascreated more threats to the nation than expected. Among the threatsthat the United States have had to deal with, homeland securityremains the greatest.
Today,the United States has identified one major opponent of its progresswith relation to the homeland. The Russia. Russia has been identifiedas a threat to the homeland security due to its large nuclear weaponbase. The Moscow-based country has in many events threaten the UnitedStates of America and its key allies in the greater Europe withNuclear attacks. Heritage Foundation reports that, although Russianis likely to avoid a confrontation with the US, it is capable ofexploring other unconventional means to make good its threat (Choi).
TheUnited States today thrives in a pool of Islamic terror attacks.Several Islamic related terror attacks (some associated with AlQaeda) have placed the concern for security for American citizens alevel higher than a century ago. Several Islamic groups consisting ofIslamic States of Iraq and Syria, Al Qaeda, and homegrown identifiedIslamic terrorists have been classified as some of the major groupsthat threaten homeland security in the World’s Superpower.
Chinais also designated as another key opponent to the US growth. Her(China ) nuclear base is slightly higher than that of North Korea, afact that makes the country a concern to the US homeland securitythan North Korea. Technology is fast growing in China, advancing itsthreat to not only the US but also the European nations. China’sthreat to Europe is compounded by the existence of terrorism groupswith origin in Pakistan and Afghanistan and the greater Asian region(Chirleşan).
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Choi,David. "The Largest Threats Facing The US Across The World".BusinessInsider.N.p., 2017. Web. 21 Mar. 2017.