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Unformatted text preview: 1 The Role of Home in Homeland Security After reading The Role of Home in Homeland Security by Paul Posner, I became fascinated with the mixture of ideas and suggestions that were highlighted by the article. This intriguing article dealt with what governments should control in regards to preventing and preparing for future national disasters. The just of the article discusses whether the federal governments authority should supersede state and local governments authority, or if pre-emptive measures should be dictated by local entities, which are more familiar with their surrounding environments. So the question is, which government (local, state, or federal) should carry more of the responsibility in preparing itself for homeland security? The answer to this question probably lies somewhere in the middle. If I were alive and had written this paper sixty years ago I would have agreed that the burden of maintaining our national security would be obligated to our central government. However, in todays world the United States faces a threat unlike any we have encountered before. No longer is our enemy clearly distinguished by a uniform, flag, or country. The people who wish to do our citizens and country harm today mask themselves under fraudulent identities and pose as our friends and neighbors. These enemies operate in small, secluded cells, which...
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2008 for the course GOVT 2306 taught by Professor Denman during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.
- Spring '08