Friday, August 28, 2009

Speaking of Terrorism and National Security ...

Seems like we are doing a worse job domestically. No real surprises here, just a reminder that the urgency to appear to be doing something and the desire to avoid liability means that lots of effort and inconvenience are generated, but have no made a big difference on our security.

And this piece does not address the bigger gaping holes in Homeland Security (I hate that phrase by the way--makes me think of Motherland and Fatherland)--the ports. Containers are not inspected or regulated as they should be.

Again, it seems it is better to what is superficial and makes one appear to be doing something than do the hard work to get it right. Perhaps that works in academia, but is a poor prescription for national security policy.

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