When an arrogant and abrasive woman, without presenting proper identification, tries to force her way through a security entrance of a congressional office building, should she be stopped? Or taken at her word that she is a member of Congress?
The MMRS national program manager discusses the program & comments on how local MMRS managers are planning to use community resources to respond to mass-casualty events until external assistance arrives and is operational.
The WWII Manhattan Project mahy serve as the model for a new approach to solve today's homeland-security problems. A major improvement in senior leadership is needed, and a reallocation of resources, but that would be only the start.
Returning illegal immigrants to their own countries will not solve the problem. What is really needed is a strong and constantly monitored high-tech physical barrier that will prevent illegal migrants from entering the United States in the first place.
DPJ's managing editor discusses a complex new factor in the terrorism/counterterrorism equation: the dangers posed to the Free World by nations out of control, with nothing to lose, and unable to cope with their own political and economic problems.
In times of national disasters affecting the U.S. homeland, DHS needs huge volumes of emergency supplies and additional transportation assets. Three combat-tested Department of Defense programs could provide at least part of the solution.
Homeland defense will be a key legislative focus this year in both the House and the Senate, with the Department of Homeland Security serving uncomfortably both as a target and, later, as a beneficiary.