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)?
The above excerpt was originally published in The Hill.
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