Homeland security is officially defined by the National Strategy for Homeland Security as “a concerted national effort to prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America’s vulnerability to terrorism, and minimize the damage and recover from attacks that do occur”. After the September 11 attacks, many U.S. government agencies were reorganized in 2003 to form the United States Department of Homeland Security. Homeland security is coordinated at the White House by the Homeland Security Council..
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