DHS to Shift Mission From External Terror to Domestic Intelligence

A new white paper presented to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence carves out an ‘evolving mission’ for Homeland Security that moves away from fighting terrorism and towards growing a vast domestic intelligence apparatus that would expand integration with local/state agencies and private-public partnerships already underway via regional fusion centers.

Crafted by the Aspen Institute Homeland Security Group, co-chaired by former DHS chief Michael Chertoff and composed of a who’s who of national security figures, the report outlines a total mission creep, as the title “Homeland Security and Intelligence: Next Steps in Evolving the Mission” implies.

Significantly, it puts on paper and into the Congressional record a proposed transition from outwardly dealing with the threats posed by terrorism towards intelligence gathering “focused on more specific homeward-focused areas.” That is, the homegrown, domestic threats we’ve heard so much about from Big Sis already.

In short, it confirms the intentions…


Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at JasonRink.com and his film production work at FoundationMedia.org.


  1. RobertNroland

    January 27, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    The greatest enemy, always the enemy within. DHS, massive bureauracy, with self-appointed, limitless police powers is, by far, the greatest threat to america. They may have grown to be a direct threat to the government itself. History gives a clear picture of them, Soviet MVD, KGB, with Stalin*s purges slaughter of Russia*s own people, also KPZ, KR/KR’s , KRD, KTM converted Russia into a massive police state, every citizen lived in daily fear.
    Hitler*s SA street criminals, Brown Shirts that murdered with impunity, S.S. Schutzstaffel, that grew to power and even a threat to the German Army (Wehrmacht), S.D. branch of S.S. , and Gestapo, feared by all. Their commonality: they become autonomous, free of regulation or oversight, make their own laws, seadily increase their power and *reach*, first a threat to the citizens then to the government itself.

  2. RobertNroland

    January 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    Conclusion. DHS should be abolished just as Hitler wisely abolished the S.A. Sturmabteilung– Storm troopers or Brownshirt. He realized he had created a Frankenstein monster that would destroy him.

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