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The President proposes to create a new Department of Homeland Security by largely transforming and realigning the current confusing patchwork of

The President proposes to create a new Department of Homeland Security by largely transforming and
realigning the current confusing patchwork of government activities into a single department whose primary mission
is to protect our homeland
History . teaches us that new challenges require new organizational structures.
For example, prior to 1945, America’s armed forces were inefficiently structured with separate War and Navy
Departments and disconnected intelligence units. There were no formal mechanisms for cooperation.
In December 1945, only months after America’s decisive victory in World War II . President Truman declared, “It
is now time . to provide for the
future the soundest, most effective and most economical kind of structure for our
armed forces I urge this as the best means of keeping the peace.”
President Truman’s
goals were achieved with the National Security Act of 1947 and subsequent amendments
the legislation consolidated the separate military Departments into the Department of Defense, . established a
Central Intelligence Agency to coordinate all foreign intelligence collection and analysis, and created the National
Security Cound in the White House to coordinate all foreign and defense policy efforts.
Which statement best describes both the department of homeland security and the department of defense

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