Limitations Of Homeland Security

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Capabilities and Limitations of Intelligence in Support of Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a cabinet department of the United States national government which was created in response to the September 11, 2001, attacks in the nation. The department was created to primarily deal with the issue of protecting and securing the territory of the United States. It was created with the goal to prepare for, prevent and respond to any kind of domestic emergencies and in this case particularly terrorism (National Intelligence Council, & United States of America, 2011). Being the third largest Cabinet department after the Veterans Affairs and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security is a department having countless affairs
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Other government agencies such as healthcare, transportation and general government as well as agencies of the private sector can also help in the gathering of this information. Therefore the intelligence agencies working with the Department of Homeland Security are charged with the responsibility of providing any information that touches on the security of the United States.
Also working with the Department of Homeland Security is the 9/11 commission of intelligence which was created after the 2011 September attacks. This commission was formed to investigate why the United States ' defense mechanisms failed leading up to the September 11, 2001, attacks. The commission was formed to give recommendations on how to prevent such a catastrophic attack from happening again.
Therefore, with the department, its 9/11 Commission and other intelligence agencies there exist some capabilities as well as limitations regarding to the intelligence issue. The function of intelligence in the United States government 's operations has over time changed drastically making it a critical element in both domestic and foreign policy. At the current moment, the intelligence community consists of more than 220 agencies which are under the executive branch of National
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Examples of these agencies include the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) which is tasked with combating domestic terrorism threats, and the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) which is mandated to handle the issue of drugs. Other developed intelligence information, though not well recognized have added value to collecting and sharing crucial security information. With all these developments, the capabilities of intelligence agencies were manifested and have led to the efficient implementation of its efforts to the

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