This article would deal about one of the major powers in the world economy, the United States of America, their efforts in establishing an organization - The Department of Homeland Security and a critical analysis of its structure and functioning.
The United States Department of Homeland Security is a cabinet department under the federal Government of the U.S. The main tasks of this department are to protect the United States from terrorist attacks and responding to natural disasters. This department works in order to protect the state within, at and outside its borders. The goal of this department can be defined as "to prepare, prevent and respond to domestic emergencies, particularly terrorism".( Media Resources,2006) It was in 2003 that the Department of Homeland Security assumed its duties and now it is running with over 200 000 employees, being the third largest cabinet department of the United States. The formation of this department by President Bush was a response act to the September 11th attacks in the United States. The mission of the office was stated as "to develop and coordinate the implementation of a Comprehensive national strategy to secure the United States from terrorist threats or attacks. ...Show more