Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Homeland / Gangland Security

Whether we are talking about Katrina and the gang insurgency afterwards or some other National Security related matter...still too many are missing the point. Thinking "inside the box" rather than out.

Terrorism is called asymmetric warfare for a reason. The threat comes from where we are not looking.

An excerpt from this article is telling:

'One city's gang problem is another city's gang problem'
"Especially after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, when gang enforcement money and manpower became overshadowed by homeland security needs."

The article explains that gang units all over the country are suffering from a lack of funding. Due in part to changing the flow of resources to Homeland Security measures. You know measures like being able to respond effectively to thousands in need... Measures that still continue to fail those suffering from the after effects of Katrina.

The point that is being missed is one I continue to stress... Allowing gangs, deviant groups, and related individuals to expand IS a Homeland Security issue.