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Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Comprehensive Homeland Security: Developing a Domestic Protection Force for the United States

Kyle R. Brady
Published Online: 2016-05-12 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2016-0012


The ideation and execution of American homeland security has substantially evolved over the past fifteen years from a vague statement of principles to a very concrete, professional, and institutionalized field, with a cabinet-level department associated with various aspects of its practice. However, homeland security in the United States – defined as the protection of citizens, property, and interests beginning at international borders and expanding inward – is not yet fully developed or even secure in its own roles. As the evolution of both the theory and the practice continues, an important principle – analogous to one in the field of national security – must be sufficiently addressed and acted upon: the physical act of protecting sovereign territory.

Keywords: counterterrorism; Department of Homeland Security; force protection; homeland security; law enforcement; terrorism


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Kyle R. Brady

Kyle R. Brady holds a Masters in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University and has primary interests in terrorism, law enforcement, and placing American homeland security needs within a broader, international context. Previously, he graduated with Departmental Honors from San Jose State University’s undergraduate Political Science program, where he focused on both international relations and political theory. As a proponent of open academic publishing, all of Kyle’s work can be found online at http://pennstate.academia.edu/KyleRBrady and http://docs.kyle-brady.com; he can be reached by email at brady.k@gmail.com or, nominally, on Twitter as @KyleBradyOnline; and he occasionally blogs at Sense and Security (http://blog.kyle-brady.com).

Published Online: 2016-05-12

Published in Print: 2016-07-01

Citation Information: Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Volume 13, Issue 2, Pages 219–229, ISSN (Online) 1547-7355, ISSN (Print) 2194-6361, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsem-2016-0012.

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