Homeland Security — Special Issue

Protecting America
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The war on terrorism is profoundly reshaping the role of the federal government.

All for One
By Brian Friel
Customs, immigration and agriculture inspectors are overworked, but are already well on the way to presenting a united face at the border.

Under One Roof
By Jason Peckenpaugh
It hasn't been easy to combine disparate border agencies in the new Homeland Security Department.

The War at Home
By Shane Harris
The FBI has lost its fight to lead the domestic campaign against terrorism.

Funding on the Fly
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The homeland security budget tells a complicated story of overblown rhetoric and conflicting priorities.

Troops on the Beat
By Katherine McIntire Peters
The military's role in homeland security is growing.


COLUMNS

Editor's notebook: The Fight at Home


KEY PLAYERS

Profiles
By Nancy Ferris and Matthew Weinstock
Over the past 18 months, government agencies have been created and eliminated, expanded and streamlined, all in the name of improving security here at home. In the following pages we describe some of the key players in homeland security today, from the newly created Homeland Security Department as well as other agencies that continue to play critical roles in preventing and responding to terrorist attacks. This list is by no means comprehensive; however, it does provide a sense of the tremendous breadth of experience people across government are bringing to the enormously complex task of improving domestic security.


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