The Naval Militia Is Underutilized
Ten years ago, 9/11 changed our psyche concerning national security and personal privacy. Our economy has become fragile due in part to military commitments in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as reckless spending at several governmental levels. Homeland Security struggles to find a cost-effective strategy against domestic attacks, including grants for first-responder training, airport security, and measures to protect ports, harbors, and the vast U.S. coasts and inland waterways. The challenge is to seek opportunities for heightening security that are low-cost, efficient, and readily available. One such organization, already in some states, is the Naval Militia.