Thoughts on how Secretary Kelly can effectively utilize the Department's Joint Task Forces—operational coordination elements that synchronize DHS components in discrete geographic or functional areas.
Matthew Wein is a former Policy Advisor to the DHS Assistant Secretary of Policy where he focused on International Engagement primarily in the Middle East, Africa and Europe and Law Enforcement Policy. He also served as an advisor to the DHS Director of Operations Coordination on Counterterrorism and Intelligence issues. He is a graduate of the University of Florida.
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With the dawn of a new administration, it may be time to revisit the National Terrorism Advisory System and consider ways that DHS can improve communication with the public regarding national security threats.
Beyond betraying the principles of our founding documents, Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims is also an altogether dreadful idea for a host of practical and strategic reasons.
Security and the facilitation of travelers are no longer at odds. More should be done to encourage and promote DHS’s travel facilitation programs—in the name of security.
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