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Rethinking DHS to prioritize human security and homeland services
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Rethinking DHS to prioritize human security and homeland services

Rudy deLeon and Elisa Massimino reimagine the role of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to shift the focus away from a threat-oriented model and toward a safety and services approach.

This year marks two decades since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our country. Among the many responses to those attacks was the creation of a massive government department focused on “protecting the homeland.” At the time, that largely meant ensuring that nothing like the catastrophe of 9/11 would ever happen again.

But what does “homeland security” mean today? And what do Americans need from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)?

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Rudy deLeon

Senior Fellow

Elisa Massimino

Senior Fellow