Perhaps the largest “event” security operation ever in our history is unfolding before our eyes in real time on cable news and I still can’t help get over that this Pope is being transported around in a small Fiat hatchback. Would anyone, can anyone, remark on the choice of vehicle in terms of security?
My (half) joke aside, I do want to elicit your opinions, views, and even random thoughts concerning Pope Francis’ visit as it impacts homeland security. I origninally thought to ask to keep remarks focused on the security aspect of his trip. But it occurred to me that many of the subjects he has or is expected to talk about – immigration, climate change, financial inequality – are homeland security issues.
Much has already been written on the security efforts involved in each of the cities he will be visiting. Has enough been done in terms of security? Too much?
What about the impact of his words on homeland security related topics? Can he move the needle regarding these subjects, or will everyone listen politely and then go back to their previous thoughts/beliefs/opinions as soon as he leaves?
Picking one of his favorite topics, can income inequality/concern for the poor become a homeland security topic? Should it?
So…what do you think?