Wednesday, July 30, 2008
U.S. Security System Needs Overhaul
The security system in the United States needs an overhaul. This is according to a number of security specialists as reported in a study by the Project on National Security Reform. The PNSR cites as its mission: "The Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization working to modernize and improve the U.S. national security system to better protect the American people against 21st century dangers". Some of the problems found are that the executive branch is more concerned with day-to-day management rather than long-range planning. In addition, the appointees to national security positions are based on political affiliation rather than any expertise in national security or homeland defense. Congress gets it share of blame - particularly in the funding process. Lots of waste there! Read more about the report in "Project on National Security Reform Cites Need for Restructuring of U.S. National Security System", PNSR.org, July 29, 2008. To learn more about homeland defense and security go to "Information about Homeland Security".