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Homeland Security

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The potential effects of continued mirror-imaging on future US strategy and policy in Homeland Security

  Homeland Security is the national program intended to ensure appropriate defense of the country. In fact, this term started to be in use after Sep.11, when President Bush decided to make stronger emphasis on USA security creating separate Department called Homeland Security Department or DHS. It encompasses not only simple   defense procedures, but also every mean to prevent any harassment attacks from the outside as well as inside. The evaluation of Homeland Security shows that much has been really accomplished over the years. However, in order to achieve the desired effects there is still much needed to be done.

  Homeland Security is an extremely important issue for the USA, as it directly concerns the national interest and well-being. It has to do with such strategic objects as ports, the railroads, the airlines, the utility plants, the food supply, and communications. Moreover, it directly concerns both businesspeople who have to abide to any governmental procedures concerning market expansion and the permission to sell certain products on the territory of the USA, as well as common people, who are to undergo severe checking procedures in the airports and railway stations. Thus, it is crucial that all citizens of the USA know what to expect and whether they are properly protected. The Governmental foremost task is to ensure openness and honesty in the policy of Homeland Security. However, this is exactly the field where Bush’s Administration has done the biggest mistake, for as Lieberman (2004) testifies, the Department of Homeland Security itself is the most secretive of agencies in the most secretive of administrations.

    It is interesting though that three-quarters of Americans say they are satisfied that the government is doing a good job of protecting them from terrorists. (Lieberman, 2004) However, as Lieberman (2004)...


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