Governor Tom Ridge's responsibilities as director of the Office of Homeland Security raises interesting questions about the federal government's preparedness for the 21st century. The terrorist attacks in New York and Virginia made it obvious that the United States must think about transforming national security as opposed to defense. Instead of debating the capability to conduct two nearly simultaneous major theater wars overseas, the U.S. government should concentrate on its principal constitutional duties—providing for the common defense and protecting its citizens.
Homeland Security: Impossible?
By Captain Frank G. Hoffman, USMCR