Tuesday, July 29, 2008

"Our national security system is broken and needs fixing"

Study proposes revamping US security system
By BARRY SCHWEID, AP Diplomatic Writer
28 July 2008
WASHINGTON - In a report aimed at the next president, security specialists are proposing a vast overhaul of the U.S. security system, declaring it problem-plagued.
The study, mandated by Congress, was undertaken by the Project on National Security Reform. The research was conducted by more than 300 national security experts from think tanks, universities, federal agencies, law firms and corporations.
Thomas J. Pickering, a former career diplomat who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement that the findings would be valuable to the next president and to Congress.

"Our national security system is broken and needs fixing," he said.

Well... the findings may be valuable to a "next president"... but I have my doubts that the other potential #44 will pay much attention. [There's no money at stake here: I'm pretty sure folks can guess which candidate I think might learn something from this report.]

How much are we spending on "Homeland Security"? What's it buying?

Stop the madness!

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