Do you think the Department of Homeland Security can ever have a true risk-based all-hazards focus, or will its focus always be terrorism? Why or why not?
Justify your answers with examples and reasoning
Since its creation, the Homeland Security Advisory System has been raised to orange eight times and to red one time. During these periods of elevated status, there were no attacks. What is the role of the Homeland Security Advisory System? Do you think the absence of attacks will make citizens ignore future threats? Why or why not?
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Q&A: Hazards & Threats to National Security
Q: Do you think the Department of Homeland Security can ever have a true risk-based all-hazards focus, or will its focus always be terrorism? Why or why not? Justify your answers with examples and reasoning
A: The primary mission of the DHS is the prevention of terrorist attacks and the protection of the American people. According to the DHS (2015), "Protecting the American people from terrorist threats is our founding principle and our highest priority." This is broken down into 3 main goals - prevention of terrorist ...
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