DHS to Shift Mission From External Terror to Domestic Intelligence

A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an ‘evolving mission’ for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers.

Crafted by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, co-chaired by former DHS chief Michael Chertoff and composed of a who’s who of national security figures, the report outlines a total mission creep, as the title “Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission” implies.

Significantly, it puts on paper and into the Congressional record a proposed transition from outwardly dealing with the threats posed by terrorism towards intelligence gathering “focused on more specific homeward-focused areas.” That is, the homegrown, domestic threats we’ve heard so much about from Big Sis already.

In short, it confirms the intentions…

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2 Comments

  1. RobertNroland

    January 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    The greatest enemy, always the enemy within. DHS, massive bureauracy, with self-appointed, limitless police powers is, by far, the greatest threat to america. They may have grown to be a direct threat to the government itself. History gives a clear picture of them, Soviet MVD, KGB, with Stalin*s purges slaughter of Russia*s own people, also KPZ, KR/KR’s , KRD, KTM converted Russia into a massive police state, every citizen lived in daily fear.
    Hitler*s SA street criminals, Brown Shirts that murdered with impunity, S.S. Schutzstaffel, that grew to power and even a threat to the German Army (Wehrmacht), S.D. branch of S.S. , and Gestapo, feared by all. Their commonality: they become autonomous, free of regulation or oversight, make their own laws, seadily increase their power and *reach*, first a threat to the citizens then to the government itself.

  2. RobertNroland

    January 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Conclusion. DHS should be abolished just as Hitler wisely abolished the S.A. Sturmabteilung– Storm troopers or Brownshirt. He realized he had created a Frankenstein monster that would destroy him.

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