From the Homeland Security Watch Blog by Arnold Bogis
The term “homeland security” is notoriously hard to define. Even more difficult is where to draw the line between “homeland” security and “national” security. Simply perplexing is the issue of whether there should be a line or not, and the possibly negative effects of attempting to draw one.
Large natural events, such as Hurricane Issac or the western wildfires, serve to highlight the emergency management/preparedness/response/recovery/etc. portion of the enterprise. Terrorism, health events, and technological disasters comfortably fit here as well, at least in terms of preparing for and responding to effects.
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