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Origins of the DHS

True statement or not? The impetus for the creation of the Department of Homeland Security was a terrorist attack and that was the focus of our initial efforts.

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July 30, 2010

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Hello. This solution comes in the form of an advise-discussion to provide you with a good discursive position from which to answer the question you posted. The answer to this question is yes. If you recall a previous solution I have written for you before, Posting ID: 327311, I included a passage there that pointed out the history of the DHS, its origins. This is the first paragraph that sets out the DHS' Objectives, Strategies & Critical Missions. I wrote -

"The Homeland Security Act, enacted in 2002 in the aftermath of 9-11, the act created the Department of Homeland Security, the largest reorganization of a federal agency since the Department of Defense was created in 1947. The Department of Homeland Security after its creation held varied agencies & organizations under its wings who exercise the powers of the USA Patriot Act. Heading the Department is the Secretary of Homeland Security. Its main thrust is to protect the territory of the US from terrorist attacks and other threats and to mobilize key arms and departments of the government when such threats are in existence including natural disasters."

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The solution is a comprehensive advise that provides talking points and ideas in answering the posed question (see original problem) in relation to the impetus that created the DHS. Resources and references are listed to help the student in doing further research.