Homeland Security

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A View from the Hill: U.S. National Security

Speaker: John M. McHugh
Presider: Thom Shanker

Writing in Roll Call earlier this week, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee John M. McHugh stated, "Republicans in Congress appreciate the administration's efforts to shape the [Defense] Department so we can more effectively fight the wars our troops are engaged in today. However... we remain deeply concerned about the trade-offs involved in the so-called rebalancing of the Pentagon." Given the current political realities, what role will Republicans play in shaping future U.S. national security policy? Read Representative John M. McHugh's address on U.S. National Security.

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Op-Ed

Stimulating Security

Author: Daniel B. Prieto
Washington Times

Daniel B. Prieto argues that national security should be discussed in conjunction with economic stimulus plans. He explains, "Lawmakers need to step back and consider that the nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill actually offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve physical as well as economic security."

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Homeland Security In Transition: Rebuilding Critical Infrastructure

Speakers: Everett M. Ehrlich and Stephen E. Flynn
Presider: Massimo F. T. Calabresi

With the Department of Homeland Security in the midst of its first presidential transition, what changes can the nation expect? President Obama's economic stimulus plan suggests nearly 400,000 jobs would be created for critical infrastructure repair projects. How should these projects and other homeland security matters be prioritized in a new administration? Please join Everett Ehrlich and Stephen E. Flynn to discuss these critical issues.

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