Just in time for this weekend’s beach trip, the new National Security Strategy is ready for your reading pleasure!
Starting Tuesday, June 1, Homeland Security Watch will commit all next week to examining how and why (if?) homeland security is part of the long-awaited National Security Strategy.
To give this examination context, please scan the following collection of presumably related documents.
The National Security Strategy is available from several sources. The way it is presented at the White House Homeland Security site is interesting… speaking of context.
Wednesday John Brennan previewed the NSS in a speech at CSIS. Do you hear what John hears? Does that sound like homeland security to you?
How well is the NSS calibrated with the now venerable Quadrennial Homeland Security Review?
How about those ancient texts, still surfacing in caves and garbage dumps across the National Capital Region, called Homeland Security Presidential Directives? Is yesterday’s new testament a radical rejection or an inspired fulfillment of the old canon? Are new such epistles now to be expected?
For the full old testament experience be sure to review both the original and deutero-National Strategy for Homeland Security. (Personally I have always preferred the literary quality of the revelation according to Richard Falkenrath.)
There are plenty of other sources worth referencing, but surely we have all memorized the report of the 9/11 Commision by now. If you have other must-reads, please use the comment function to point us to them.
In any case, read-up, gird your loins, and show-up next week to join the discussion.